Modernisms

Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection

September 10–December 7, 2019

Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection
September 10–December 7, 2019

Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection explores art from the 1960s and early ’70s from Iran, Turkey, and India via selections from the unparalleled Abby Weed Grey Collection of Modern Asian and Middle Eastern Art at New York University. Featuring approximately 25 to 35 paintings, sculpture, drawings, and prints from each country, the exhibition will shed light on how Iranian, Turkish, and Indian artists created works that drew on their specific heritages while also engaging in global discourses around key issues of modernity. Illuminating our understanding of art made outside the long-dominant North American–West European axis, the exhibition also features historic exhibition brochures, invitations, photographs, correspondence, journals, and invoices from the Abby Weed Grey Papers housed in the NYU Archives. Modernisms will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

Starts Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019
Ends Saturday, Dec 07, 2019
Organized by Grey Art Gallery, NYU