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Contemporary Iranian Art from the Permanent Collection

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© Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Contemporary Iranian Art from the Permanent Collection

1000 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10028-0918
March 6th, 2012 - September 3rd, 2012

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DESCRIPTION

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.