Critical Writing Index

Home Front: Abbas Akhavan and the art of place

by Hadani Ditmaris

Canadian Art, Spring 2012, v. 29, no. 1, pp. 74-77

This article looks at the work of Abbas Akhavan, a Tehran-born Canadian artist who has recently attained national attention for his artwork. Akhavan works in many mediums, including video, installation and performance. Some of his work addresses the politics of race in Canada, while other work plays with site-specificity. Akhavan also uses his work to explore domesticity, and how quickly it can change from something welcoming to something dangerous and violent.

ITEM 2012.003 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

August 2006Abbas Akhavan

Makeshift ObjectsAbbas Akhavan

Landscape: for the birdsAbbas Akhavan

Guests, Ghosts, HostsAbbas Akhavan

IslandsAbbas Akhavan

Variations on Ghosts and GuestsAbbas Akhavan

HawkersAbbas Akhavan