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Black and white photograph set in Iran with groups of staged figures placed against a background of demonstrators. Lightjet print, AP2.
- Height: 51.5 centimetres
- Length: 152.5 centimetres
This work uses three periods of the contemporary history of Iran to indicate both the role of the West and the clergy in Iranian politics.
Tableau left:.1953. Represents the coup, backed by Britain and America against the government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh (1882-1967). The two figures in front represent British and Americans (indicated by British and American flags in the form of handkerchiefs in their pockets).
Tableau centre: 1982. Represents the early years of the Iran and Iraq war (1980-1988) and the full establishment of Ayatollah Khomeini (1902-1989).
Tableau right: 1979. Represents the Iranian revolution.
On display: G34/od
2016-17 26 Nov – 2 Apr, London, BM, G34, Iranian Voices
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Object reference number: RFM49688
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