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Exhibitions/ Contemporary Iranian Art from the Permanent Collection

Contemporary Iranian Art from the Permanent Collection

At The Met Fifth Avenue
March 6–September 3, 2012

Exhibition Overview

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.

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in

The exhibition is made possible by The Hagop Kevorkian Fund.