October 1, 2019

Transcending Borders: Talking Art & Identity with Kour Pour

Some of the most renowned and celebrated figures in Iran’s vast history are artists and poets. Like many diaspora groups, Iranian Americans often preserve their culture and identity through art and literature. In fact, I was recently motivated to attend an art show in Los Angeles for similar reasons, the artist, Kour Pour, was British Iranian and lives in Los Angeles. A hybrid identity I could certainly relate to, when I first searched for more about Kour Pour, I found his work on Persian rugs. My initial thought was that the art was stunning and, of course, there was no surprise to see an artist of Iranian heritage make use of Persian artifacts in his work.

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