How do the cultural and emotional after-effects of the Iran-Iraq War influence artistic production among Iranian artists living outside of Iran? How do Iranian diaspora self-portraits act as socio-political memoirs? This article addresses these questions by looking at some examples of diaspora artists who through their art somehow remain political 'subjects' of contemporary Iran, even as they grapple with the complexities of 'being away' - if that is ever really possible.
The Artistic and Diasporic Afterlife of the Iran-Iraq War
Publications, Films and Conferences
Roxanne Varzi, Fadi A. Bardawil, Soheila Shahshahani and Konstantina Isidoros
Mohammad Malas, The Dream: The Diary of a Film (Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2016)
Ghassan Hage, Alter-politics: Critical Anthropology and the Radical Imagination (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2015)
Moshtâq Goharim, Mâziyâr Zimbol of Baluchestân, 90 minutes, produced by Documentary Aljazeera Network, 2016
'Arab Masculinities: Anthropological Reconceptions’: Report on the Wenner-Gren Foundation Workshop at the University of Oxford, March 2017