Khorus Jangi - aesthetics and ideology
Roozbeh: thank you for this fascinating introduction to Khorus Jangi. From your account, I have a sense of a dialogue - or conflict? - over the future course of Iranian art in the postwar decade, with cubism, socialist realism, and traditionalism, all proposed as potential sources of artistic renewal. What was at stake here, and what role did the magazine play in these debates? You mentioned Ziapour's invocation of cubism's "revolutionary spirit", and I wondered whether art, in the postwar Iranian context, was being enlisted as an agent of social and political revolution? Or was it purely a battle over aesthetics and artistic freedom?