Posts Tagged ‘Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian’

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Lineages

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. Fourth Family: Decagon, 2013; Installation view, mirror, oil painting behind glass and PVC; 48 x 48 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the SCAD Museum of Art. Photo: John McKinnon.

In a darkened hallway between two galleries in the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art are several brightly lit works by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. In this solo exhibition, titled Lineages, a series of Farmanfarmaian’s elaborate mirror sculptures are installed across from a number of her intricate geometric drawings, revealing an astute conflation of Western abstraction and traditional folk art of her native[…..]

Room Full of Mirrors: The Dazzling Life And Legacy Of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

Monir. Lightning for Neda, 2009; Courtesy the Artist and The Third Line

Today from our friends at REORIENT, we bring you an excerpt from Nicola Baird‘s feature on the life and work of artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. Baird explains, “Monir’s works present a world wherein everything is moving to transformative effect.” This article was originally published on January 5, 2015; an exhibition of Monir’s works will open in New York at the Guggenheim on March 13, 2015. The artist[…..]