Metropolitan Museum of Art showcases until 3rd of September, 2012 collection of the artworks by Iranian contemporary artists
This exhibition features seven works by three generations of Iranian artists—Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (b. 1924), Parviz Tanavoli (b. 1937), Y.Z. Kami (b. 1956), Shirin Neshat (b. 1957), Afruz Amighi (b. 1974), and Ali Banisadr (b. 1976)—four of whom live and work in the United States, while two continue to work in Iran. Despite their diverse modes of expression, these artworks reflect an intrinsic connection with Iran and address issues of identity, political and social concerns, gender, nostalgia, and cultural pride.
The exhibition is made possible by The Hagop Kevorkian Fund.
* In Kuwait the works of Parviz Tanavoli were featured in the exhibitions at Dar Al Funoon Gallery and JAMM & CAP How I Learned to Stop Fearing and Love Exotic Art