Engaging with postmodern strategies of irony, appropriation, and deconstruction, the artwork of Parastou Farouhar intersects with postcolonial discourse. Her works constantly highlight structural oppositions between tradition and modernity, oppression and freedom, fundamentalism and secularism, and “Islam” and the “West”. However, in doing so, she does not just emphasize the oppositional power dynamics between the so-called First and the Third World—instead, she creates new representations that exist on the borders of these deeply entrenched dividing cultural boundaries. Joanna Inglot

Photograph, digital print on Alu Dibond, 65X45 cm, 2007

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