Organized by New York University’s Grey Art Gallery, the exhibition “Global/Local 1960–2015: Six Artists from Iran” features works by three generations of Iranian artists born between 1937 and 1982. The publication presents sample works by each of the 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). “Global/Local” illuminates how these artists have participated in international discourses, merging global with local over a 55-year span that was punctuated by the 1979 Iranian Revolution and subsequent eight-year war with Iraq. The catalogue includes a foreword and essay by Lynn Gumpert; an essay by New York-based critic and art historian Media Farzin, who examines the ways in which Iranian contemporary art has, from its beginnings in the 1960s, borrowed extensively from ancient visual traditions of the region; and introductory essays on each artist by NYU graduate students.
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