Grey Gallery, New York - January 2 - April 2, 2016
lobal/Local highlights three generations of artists who look to their Persian heritage as a source of inspiration while making works that transcend national boundaries. Of the six artists—Faramarz Pilaram (1937–1983), Parviz Tanavoli (b. 1937), Chohreh Feyzdjou (1955–1996), Shiva Ahmadi (b. 1975), Shahpour Pouyan (b. 1980), and Barbad Golshiri (b. 1982)—some have lived primarily in Iran, others settled permanently in Europe or America, and still others alternate between living in their homeland and abroad. Drawing on the Grey Art Gallery’s unparalleled collection of modern Iranian art and supplemented with loans, the show sheds light on the delicate balancing act required by artists working outside the art world’s still-dominant North American–Western European axis.
For their funding of the accompanying catalogue, we are very grateful to Suzy Wadsworth of the WLS Spencer Foundation, and to Dr. Layla S. Diba and the Soudavar Memorial Foundation. Publications remain after exhibitions close, and both foundations have been exemplary in promoting scholarship.
To access the free PDF of the exhibition publication, which may be viewed online but not downloaded (to view full-screen, click on the “full-screen” icon at far right in the gray bottom frame):