Ardeshir Mohassess's illustrations and cartoons have been regularly published in Iranian newspapers and periodicals such as Kayhan, Ettelaat, Ayandegan, as well as international newspapers such as the New York Times. This legendary artist has been the subject of books and numerous solo and group exhibitions in Iran and abroad. However, the Asia Society exhibition "Ardeshir Mohassess: Art and Satire in Iran" marks his first major and comprehensive retrospective museum exhibition to date.
Ardeshir Mohassess (born 1938, Iran). Change of Power. 1978. Ink on paper. H. 11 x W. 14 1/2 in. (28.6 x 37.7 cm). Collection of Professor Ali Banuazizi. Photo: Robert Zinck
Curators: Shirin Neshat and Nicky Nodjoumi
Exhibition: May 22-August 3 2008, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm (Friday until 9:00 pm)
OPENING: Thursday, May 22nd, 2008, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Tuesday, June 10, 6:30-8:30 pm
Iranian American artist and the guest curator of the exhibition Shirin Neshat is joined by the noted Iranian poet Esmail Kho'i and former United States Attorney General Ramsey Clark for a lively panel discussion on Ardeshir Mohassess's work.
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