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Shahpour Pouyan

Tehran Days

By Kevin Jones

(From left to right) PROJECTILE 3, 2, 5, 1 and 4, 2011, iron, brass and gold, dimensions variable. 

Installed for the exhibition “Full Metal Jacket” at Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, 2011.

Unless stated otherwise, all images courtesy the artist and Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai.

Day One: War

“There is something in Persian culture that loves to mourn.” At the wheel of his ramshackle Peugeot 405 on a sunny June day, Shahpour Pouyan drives down Tehran streets rendered eerily deserted by the 27th death anniversary…

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