May 16th – August 24th, 2014
At the Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris
More info : www.mam.paris.fr
The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is presenting UNEDITED HISTORY, Iran 1960-2014. Comprising over 200 works for the most part never shown in France before, the exhibition brings a fresh eye to art and visual culture in Iran from the 1960s up to the present. Its survey of the contemporary history of the country is arranged in sequences; the years 1960–1970, the revolutionary era of 1979, the Iran-Iraq war (1980–1988) and the postwar period up until today.
Bringing together twenty artists from the years 1960–1970 and representatives of the new generation, the exhibition focuses on painting, photography and cinema, as well as key aspects of Iran’s modern visual culture: posters and documentary material ranging from the Shiraz-Persepolis Festival of the Arts to the revolutionary period and the Iran-Iraq war.
Whether already historic figures (Bahman Mohassess, Behdjat Sadr, Kaveh Golestan, Bahman Jalali) or members of the contemporary scene (Barbad Golshiri, Arash Hanaei and others), all the artists base their work on a critical approach to form and media. Down the generations, they have played their part in a reassessment of the way the political and social history of their country has been written.
ARTISTS ON SHOW : Morteza Avini (1947-1993), Mazdak Ayari (born in 1976), Kazem Chalipa (born in 1957), Mitra Farahani (born in 1975), Chohreh Feyzdjou (1955-1996), Jassem Ghazbanpour (born in 1963), Kaveh Golestan (1950-2003), Barbad Golshiri (born in1982), Arash Hanaei (born in 1978), Behzad Jaez (born in 1975), Bahman Jalali (1944-2010), Rana Javadi (born in 1953), Khosrow Khorshidi (born in 1932), Bahman Kiarostami (born in 1978), Parviz Kimiavi (born in 1939), Ardeshir Mohassess (1938-2008), Bahman Mohassess (1931-2010), Morteza Momayez (1935-2005), Tahmineh Monzavi (born in 1988), Mohsen Rastani (born in 1958), Narmine Sadeg (born in 1955), Behdjat Sadr (1924-2009), Kamran Shirdel (born in 1939), Kourosh Shishegaran (born in 1944), Behzad Shishegaran (born in 1952), Esmail Shishegaran (born in 1946).