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Amir H. Fallah: The Fallacy of Borders

Amir H. Fallah: The Fallacy of Borders

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.

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.

Lead support is provided by the Clough/Hillenburg Fund, Peyton Family Foundation, and the Younes & Soraya Nazarian Family Foundation. Generous support is also provided by the Farhang Foundation, Fowler Contemporary Council Fund, Azita and George Fatheree, Tad Freese and Brook Hartzell, Pamela and David Hornik, Aryan Papoli and Abas Goodarzi, and Avant Arte.



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

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