Fine arts professor at Brendeis University Talinn Grigor has authored Contemporary Iranian Art: From the Street to the Studio, which will be released on October 3 from Reaktion Book and is being distributed by the University of Chicago Press in North America. Grigor is Associate Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Brandeis University, Boston. She is the author of Identity Politics in Irano-Indian Modern Architecture (2013) and Building Iran: Modernism, Architecture, and National Heritage under the Pahlavi Monarchs (2009). The art world has recently witnessed a surge of interest in contemporary Iranian art, but what is the background to Iran’s vibrant art scene?
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