Ryan Saghian curates a show of Iranian Art at THE SPACE at ADVOCARTSY


The marriage of art and interior design is a long-standing one; art is an essential component of bringing a home to life. “Art is everything when it comes to interior design. It reflects the style of homeowner and it should be a representation of who you are,” says interior designer Ryan Saghian. Given this credo and his Iranian background, it’s no surprise to discover that Saghian‘s curated the latest show at THE SPACE by ADVOCARTSY.


Located in Los Angeles’ downtown, the gallery was created to celebrate Iranian contemporary art. “I am honored to be the first designer chosen to collaborate with ADVOCARTSY,” says Saghian. “As an Iranian American, Iranian Contemporary art speaks to me on a personal level, and also reveals the essence of human condition which play a major role in everyone’s life.” Roshi Rahnama, the gallery’s founder is enthusastic with the result, “In this collaboration we have selected a wide range works by Iranian contemporary artists. The work appeals to the sophisticated design world with a universal connection,” she says. “All the work chosen are of museum quality and reflect the style and sophistication that Ryan Saghian brings to all his projects.”  

The selection of multimedia, sculpture, painting, and digital photography, includes work by Hessam Abrishami, Pouya Afshar, Afsoon, Shahram Karimi, Dana Nehdaran, Mobina “Nour” Nour, Aida Izadpanah, Rebecca Setareh, Sepideh Salehi, Shilla Shakoori, and Melika Shafahi, Farnaz Zabetian and runs until the 15th.

Open: Tuesday through Saturday, November 15th, THE SPACE by ADVOCARTSY, 9th and San Pedro Building, 924 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, 90015 with free parking behind the San Pedro Building

San Francisco will get its own taste of Advocartsy when Roshi Rahnama, its founder, travels to the City By The Bay for the gallery’s public initiative, the multi-artist ART BRIEF IV: IRANIAN CONTEMPORARY SAN FRANCISCO. The fourth itineration of this show, and the the first held in San Francisco, it will be hosted at SOMArts Cultural Center at 934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 9th, San Francisco, CA 94103 on Saturday, December 1 from 6-10 pm and Sunday, December 2 from 1-5 pm. For more information, click here.