Murals as a Play on Space in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Iranian street murals are mined for insight into the political and religious proclivities of the Islamic Republic. As a function of sovereign power over physical street space and the urban canvasses offered up by the sides of Iran’s apartment buildings, the murals purport to offer privileged access to the changing techniques and enduring purposes of a revolutionary regime that, as Chelkowski and Dabashi argue, is “in full semiotic control of the representation of itself.” Against this thesis of...[Show more]
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