Surveying the documents of Iranian-Soviet relations and the undeniable, often unilateral, social and ideological impact of the Soviet Union on the formation of Iran’s contemporary history, Nabshi’s fifth publication entitled “Red Paper; Ideological Publications Issued by the Soviet Union” also reviews the books and posters designed by the communist cultural diplomacy apparatus, distributed and exported to infiltrate neighboring Muslim regions, especially Iran.
Prejudices aside, an examination of the significant role of the “Red” discourse/worldview in directing the Iranian art, visual culture, and literature, as well as its pervasive influence on Iranian collective memory, intellectual attitudes, and mentalities of the Iranian society, is nothing short of a historical necessity. Publication of the book is timed to coincide with “Red Paper; Ideological Publications Issued by the Soviet Union” exhibition held at Nabshi Center in winter 2020.
Format: Silkscreen Hard Cover
Size: 28.5 x 21.2 cm
Extent: 380 pp