Iran Modern – Through Jan. 5th

Asia Society Museum

Kompong Thom

September 6 – January 5, 2014

The first major U.S. international loan exhibition on the subject, Iran Modern comprises over 100 paintings, sculpture, photography, and works on paper by the most noteworthy Iranian artists of the 1950s to 1970s, and provides a dynamic perspective on Iran’s rich culture and history for the public.

The exhibition and its related  programs shed light on a period when Iranian artists were engaged with the world through the Tehran Biennial in Iran as well as exhibitions overseas, and when their work was collected by institutions inside and outside of Iran. The exhibition maps the genesis of Iranian modernism showcasing that the development of modernist art is inherently more globally interconnected than previously understood.

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Above: Marcos Grigorian. Crossroads (Earthwork), 1975. Dried earth on canvas. 48 x 48 in. Collection of Cleopatra and Thomas Birrenbach. Courtesy of Asia Society.