A celebration and expression of Iranian culture “Birds of a Feather demonstrates how illustration can be innovative and abstract at the same time as being approachable and engaging. In the hands of Iranian artists, illustration is decorative as well as narratively expressive.”
“…birds have been a fundamental component of Persian culture and philosophy for millennia. Birds of a Feather has become not just a thematic focus for a particular practice of contemporary illustration. It is also an expression of a unique cultural tradition. Representations of birds are not all that make Iranian illustration unique. There are more elusive elements at play. It is these elements that make Iranian illustrators among the most acclaimed in the world, and that infuse Iranian illustration with their mix of novelty and familiarity.” Margrete Lamond – Curator, Birds of a Feather
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Date and Time:
Tuesday 7 July – Thursday 27 August
Liverpool City Library
Image: Ali Boozari ’Rooster’, from La Leçon de la Fontaine by Fabienne Thierry, published by Lirabelle, France 2013 (linocut)