ADVOCARTSY is proud to present a solo exhibition of iconic works on canvas by Nicky Nodjoumi with a public opening reception on Saturday, December 9th, 2023 from 5-8 pm at ADVOCARTSY’s West Hollywood gallery located at 434 North La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048. This is Nodjoumi’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, being held in conjunction with the Limited Theatrical Release of A Revolution on Canvas – an HBO documentary based on the artist’s life – in Los Angeles from December 8 – Dec 15, 2023 at the Royal Laemmle located at 11523 Santa Monica Blvd.
About the Exhibition
Exhibiting 12 iconic works on canvas, Nodjoumi’s body of work has addressed the relationship between politics and power since the 1960s. Revolutionary in both spirit and practice, Nodjoumi’s paintings have driven social and political discourse across continents for five decades. In 2020, The New York Times listed Nodjoumi’s artwork among the 25 most influential pieces of protest art since World War II, citing his ability to critique both Iranian and American politics through satirical, sinister scenes rendered in monumental oil paintings.
About the Documentary
In this hybrid political thriller and verité portrait documentary, Sara Nodjoumi, working with co-director and husband, Till Schauder, makes her directorial debut with this personal film, diving into the mystery surrounding the disappearance of more than 100 “treasonous” paintings by her father, seminal Iranian modern artist Nickzad Nodjoumi.
Press release from ADVOCARTSY
Image: Nicky Nodjoumi. Internal Inspection. 2014. Oil on canvas. 215.9 x 330.2 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and ADVOCARTSY