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Contemporary Iranian Art from the Permanent Collection

The exhibition is made possible by The Hagop Kevorkian Fund.

Selected Highlights

  • Faces #10
    Faces #10

    Y.Z. Kami (American, born Iran, Teheran 1956)

    Date: 1992
    Accession Number: 1993.328.1

  • Faces #53
    Faces #53

    Y.Z. Kami (American, born Iran, Teheran 1956)

    Date: 1993
    Accession Number: 1993.328.2

Contemporary Iranian Art from the Permanent Collection

March 6–September 3, 2012

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.