New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has mounted an exhibition of modern and contemporary artworks by three generations of world-renowned Iranian artists.
Contemporary Iranian Art from the Permanent Collection showcases seven works by Parviz Tanavoli, Monir Shahroudi Farmanfarmaian, Y.Z. Kami, Shirin Neshat, Afrouz Amiqi and Ali Banisadr, four of whom live and work abroad, ILNA reported on Monday.
According to the organizers of the event, the displayed artworks reflect their creators’ Iranian culture and identity and the artists’ close connection with their motherland.
The exhibition which has been organized with the help of the Hagop Kevorkian Fund will run until September 3, 2012.
The museum also opened its New Islamic Art Galleries in November 2011, presenting works from the seventh to the end of the nineteenth century.