The exhibition will show the extent to which Tehran was what the museum calls a cosmopolitan arts center, with artists participating in the Venice Biennale and other international festivals, and their work collected widely. The exhibition includes artists still at work in Tehran, like Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, known for her mirror mosaics. Another, Nicky Nodjoumi, is described as a more politicized artist who now lives in New York. Other prominent artists included are Siah Armajani, a sculptor residing in the United States, and Parviz Tanavoli, a sculptor well known in pre-revolutionary Iran who now lives in Canada.
Asia Society to Present Modern Iranian Art (ArtsBeat/NYTimes)