Global/Local 1960–2015

Six Artists from Iran

January 12–April 2, 2016

Global/Local 1960–2015: Six Artists from Iran

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Gallery Conversation
Apr 03, 2019 | 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

With English Cook, Graduate Curatorial Assistant, Grey Art Gallery, and Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.

Panel Discussion<br>Expressionism for Our Time
Mar 06, 2019 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

With artists Rochelle Feinstein, Judy Glantzman, and Adrianne Rubenstein; Robert Slifkin, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU; and Karen Wilkin, independent curator and faculty member, New York Studio School.

Film Screening<br>People on Sunday, 1930
Feb 14, 2019 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Years before they moved to Hollywood, four young German filmmakers—later noir masters Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer, and future Oscar winners Billy Wilder and Fred Zinneman—collaborated on this effervescent, sunlit silent about city dwellers enjoying a weekend outing in Weimar-era Berlin. Combining documentary footage with dramatic storytelling, this experimental film became a mainstream hit, presaging both Italian neorealism and the French New Wave. 73 min., black-and-white, silent.

Conversation<br>Hiding: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany
Feb 12, 2019 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

What was it like to be a Jew in Nazi Germany? For those trapped in the Nazi terror regime, mere survival became a nightmare. Those who went underground, including Fritz Ascher, endured the terrors of nightly bombings and the even greater fear of being discovered by the Nazis. All were pressed to the limits of human endurance and loneliness. Marion Kaplan, Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History, NYU, and Rachel Stern, Director of the Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized, and Banned Art and Curator of Fritz Ascher, will discuss.

Gallery Conversation
Feb 06, 2019 | 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

With Rachel Stern, Director of the Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized, and Banned Art and curator of Fritz Ascher.

Panel Discussion<br>European Modernism and Spirituality
Jan 30, 2019 | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Panel discussion moderated by Rose-Carol Washton Long, Professor Emerita of 19th and 20th Century European Art, CUNY Graduate Center, with speakers Elizabeth Berkowitz, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow, Rockefeller Archive Center; Matthew Drutt, editor, writer and independent curator; and Ori Z. Soltes, Teaching Professor of Jewish Civilization, Georgetown University.

Gallery Conversation
Jan 16, 2019 | 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

With Rachel Stern, Director of the Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized, and Banned Art and curator of Fritz Ascher.

Film Screening<br/>The Paternal House and Needle
May 06, 2016 | 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm

In The Paternal House (Iran, 2012, 105 min.), a terrible family secret haunts several generations of women. Needle (USA, 2013, 21 min.) follows young Lilly as she goes to get her ears pierced. With comments by Vahid Mortazavi, Film Khaneh. Curated by the Ajam Media Collective and Cine-Eye with NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near […]

Film Screening<br/> Bitter Dream and Scheherazade
Apr 15, 2016 | 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm

Bitter Dream (Iran, 2004, 87 min.) is an original and humorous satire that overlaps documentary with fiction. Director Mehrnoush Aliaghaei’s Scheherazade (USA, 2014, 15 min.) depicts a series of actresses’ encounter with the odd and mysterious methods of a casting director. With comments by Parviz Jahed, Modern Languages, University of St. Andrews.

Mar 25, 2016 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Speakers Taraneh Hemami, visual artist, San Francisco, and Azin Feizabadi, visual artist, Berlin, will discuss making work born from an archival impulse. Organized by Narges Bajoghli and Leili Sreberny-Mohammedi, PhD candidates in Sociocultural Anthropology, NYU. In series: Animating the Archives, Symposiums on Iranian Cultural History. Information: Co-sponsored by NYU’s Iranian Studies Initiative; Center for […]

Film Screening<br/>I Want to Be a King! and This Worldview Goblet, I Said
Mar 24, 2016 | 05:30 pm - 08:30 pm

I Want to Be a King (Iran, 2015, 70 min.) is Mehdi Ganji’s debut film. The Hassanlou Chalice (Iran, 1964, 20 min) turns its own story into that of Halladj. With comments by independent filmmaker Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri. In Film Series: Rethinking Iranian Cinema, Aesthetics and Counternarratives. Curated by the Ajam Media Collective and Cine-Eye with […]

Mar 02, 2016 | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Bahram Beyzaie’s Bashu an anti-war masterpiece, is an emotionally charged story of national solidarity in the face of conflict. It depicts the story of Bashu, a southern Iranian boy who, after losing his family during the Iran-Iraq war, runs away in search of refuge and is taken in by a woman living with her two young children in a […]

Panel Discussion<br />Going Global: The Expanding Worlds of Iranian Art
Mar 01, 2016 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Panel discussion moderated by Lynn Gumpert, with speakers Media Farzin, art historian, critic, lecturer at the City College of New York and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Global/Local essayist; Leila Heller, president, Leila Heller Gallery, New York/Dubai; and Shulamit Nazarian, founder and director, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Los Angeles. Co-sponsored by NYU’s MA […]

Panel Discussion<br />Situating Iranian Modern and Contemporary Art
Feb 24, 2016 | 06:30 pm - 12:00 am

Panel discussion moderated by Priscilla P. Soucek, John L. Loeb Professor in the History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, with speakers Layla S. Diba, independent scholar and curator, Maryam Ekhtiar, associate curator of Islamic art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Massumeh Farhad, chief curator and curator of Islamic art, Freer Gallery of Art […]

NOTE NEW DATE<br/>Readings<br/>Writing In and Out of Iran: An Evening with <em>Bidoun</em>
Feb 22, 2016 | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

An evening of eclectic readings with Negar Azimi and Michael C. Vazquez, senior editors, Bidoun, and other speakers to be announced. Co-sponsored by Bidoun magazine, the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, and the Grey Art Gallery. Free and open to the public with RSVP. To RSVP, please send an email to with the subject “RSVP BIDOUN” […]

Film Screening<br/> Fat Shaker and Slaughterhouse
Feb 19, 2016 | 05:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Fat Shaker (Mohammad Shirvani, 2013, 85 min.) is a singular, cryptic, and ambiguous object that surely breaks with and subverts the orthodoxies of Iranian art cinema, and may be the first hint of the emergence of a new, younger generation of filmmakers. The action centers on an obese con man who uses his deaf-mute, cute […]

Feb 16, 2016 | 07:00 pm - 12:00 am

Valerie Jaudon, artist, and Pepe Karmel, associate professor of art history, NYU, will discuss her work, including her involvement in the Pattern and Decoration movement, with its interest in abstract Persian ornamental forms such as arabesques. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Art History and Grey Art Gallery.

Feb 11, 2016 | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Shahpour Pouyan, artist in Global/Local, will discuss his work with Murtaza Vali, a Brooklyn-based art historian, curator, and critic whose writing has appeared in ArtforumArtReviewArt IndiaBidoun, and ArtAsiaPacific.

Feb 11, 2016 | 12:30 pm - 01:45 pm

Dagmar Riedel, associate research scholar, Columbia University, in conversation with Guy Burak, subject librarian for Middle Eastern Studies, NYU Libraries, will discuss the large collection of Persian lithographs of the 19th and early 20th centuries in the collection of Fales Library, NYU. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, NYU Libraries, and […]

Panel Discussion<br/>Filling in the Gaps: Archives in and of the Iranian Diaspora
Feb 05, 2016 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Featuring speakers Persis Karim, professor of English, San Jose State University; Amy Malek, lecturer in Anthropology, Scripps College; Rustin Zarkar, PhD candidate in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, NYU; and Tiffany Malakooti, artist and designer, New York, this panel discussion offers creative and artistic interventions into archival practice in the context of the Iranian diaspora.

Film Screening <br/>Parviz Tanavoli: Poetry in Bronze (Terrence Turner, 2014)
Feb 02, 2016 | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Parviz Tanavoli, Iran’s leading modern sculptor, is represented in the Grey’s collection by some 80 works—the largest number in an institution anywhere in the world. Come and view this recent documentary film to learn more about Tanavoli’s life and work, as portrayed through conversations with the artist, vintage film footage and photographs, and interviews with […]

Reception for <br/>“Global/Local 1960–2015: Six Artists from Iran”
Jan 12, 2016 | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Global/Local 1960–2015: Six Artists from Iran features works by three generations of Iranian artists born between 1937 and 1982. The exhibition presents some ten works each by six artists—Faramarz Pilaram (1937–1983), Parviz Tanavoli (b. 1937), Chohreh Feyzdjou (1955–1996), Shiva Ahmadi (b. 1975), Shahpour Pouyan (b. 1980), and Barbad Golshiri (b. 1982)—examining their individual artistic practices […]