Amir H. Fallah: The Fallacy of Borders at Fowler Museum

Amir H. Fallah: The Fallacy of Borders

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


January 29–May 14, 2023

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.

PRESS RELEASE: Amir H. Fallah: The Fallacy of Borders

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.

Major support is provided by the Fowler Contemporary Council Fund, Clough/Hillenburg Fund, and Fay Bettye Green Fund. Additional generous support is provided by the Younes & Soraya Nazarian Family Foundation, Peyton Family Foundation, George R. and Nancy Ellis Endowment Fund, Farhang Foundation, Azita and George Fatheree, Tad Freese and Brook Hartzell, Pamela and David Hornik, Cheryl and Bruce Kiddoo, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Orna Delrahim, Aryan Papoli and Abas Goodarzi, First Financial Capital Inc and Katy Saei, Connie McCreight, Jay Geller and Lowell Gallagher, and Avant Arte.


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