March 6-September 3, 2012
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Poet Turning Into Heech
Parviz Tanavoli (born Tehran 1937)
Accession Number: 2012.39
The exhibition is made possible by The Hagop Kevorkian Fund.
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.
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