„Infinite Possibility“ now in Guggenheim, New York

Monir Faranfaranian, a 91 year old Iranian artist, has finally had her first comprehensive U.S. exhibition in Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

 

Exhibition: „Monir Shahroudy Faranfaranian: Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings 1974-2014“  presents her sculptural and graphic opus in the last four decades including plaster and mirror reliefs, large-scale mirror sculptures, and works on paper. Most of the displayed works are a part of  her private collection, and many of them have never been shown publicly.

 

Although Monir has spent most of her adult years in New York, the impact of Islamic architecture and decoration is the core of her work. Her homeland is where she has developed her artistic sensibility,  from the technique of reverse glass painting to indigenous forms of art like Turkoman jewelry and clothing. She learned these skills from traditional Iranian craftsmen. The use of geometry as a form is pervasive in her work, and as she explains it, it allows for,  “infinite possibility.”

Source via: guggenheim.org