Monir Shahroudy: Farmanfarmaian

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian with one of her works, 1970s, Teheran, Iran

Exhibition, Guggenheim, New York, USA, until 3 June.

Exhibited here are works and drawings by Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. Considered in relation to the Guggenheim’s historical commitment to abstraction, this presentation examines the artist’s rich body of work in its own right and as part of a transnational perspective on artistic production and its reception. The presentation includes plaster and mirror reliefs, largescale mirror sculptures the artist refers to as ‘geometric families’, and works on paper, revealing the central role drawing has played in her practice, and focusing on a sculptural and graphic oeuvre developed over more than 40 years. This body of work is characterised by a merging of visual and spatial experience, coupled with the aesthetic traditions of Islamic architecture and decoration.