Depicting Iran Through Street Art

Monday, April 22, 2013

 
Iranian street artists Icy and Sot's provocative images can be found from Brooklyn, where they are based today, to a wall in Istanbul, Turkey or Tabriz, Iran, the city of their youth. The brothers work in large stencils which they carry to their locations and then cart away before anyone knows they've made their mark. Their art 
The brothers were persecuted in Iran for their artistics expression and are now seeking political asylum in the United States, where they receive support from the street artist community and have seen their art celebrated at a gallery in Soho.

Iranian street artists Icy and Sot's provocative images can be found from Brooklyn, where they are based today, to a wall in Istanbul, Turkey or Tabriz, Iran, the city of their youth. The brothers work in large stencils which they carry to their locations and then cart away before anyone knows they've made their mark. Their art ranges from controversial depictions of life in contemporary Iran to symbols of international youth culture.

The brothers were persecuted in Iran for their artistic expression and are now seeking political asylum in the United States, where they receive support from the street artist community and have seen their art celebrated at a gallery in Soho. 

 

 

Guests:

Icy and Sot

Produced by:

Biancia Francis and Arwa Gunja

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