Fowler Museum at UCLA: Amir H. Fallah, The Fallacy of Borders
Sun 1/29 • 12PM PST
UCLA, Fowler Museum • Los Angeles CA
The Fallacy of Borders is the first solo Los Angeles museum presentation of artist Amir H. Fallah (b. 1979, Tehran, Iran; lives and works in Los Angeles). More than 25 works on view span painting, sculpture, stained glass, and textiles, all characterized by vivid and saturated colors, dense patterns, and layered imagery. Fallah draws on a wide range of traditions, from fashion design to venerated art histories, and finds inspiration in intersections of cultures from around the globe in his adoptive city of Los Angeles. Working fluidly across genres and media, he contends with themes of inheritance and appropriation, personhood and objecthood, diaspora and homeland, challenging us to question and transcend boundaries and borders that separate people, cultures, geographies, and art practices.
Amir H. Fallah: The Fallacy of Borders is organized by the Fowler Museum at UCLA and curated by Amy Landau, Director of Education and Interpretation.
Image: Amir H. Fallah (b. 1979, Tehran, Iran), Protector 1, 2022; acrylic on canvas; Ginsberg Family Collection; image courtesy of the artist and Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles.