120 x 120 cm Or a point can become three leading to a triangle, or four to a square, five to a pentagon, hexagon, octagon, and so … 19 3/4 x 25 5/8 in 83 × 117 × 117 cm Other recent biennials include the Bruges Triennial 2018, Belgium; the 11th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2016); the 2015 Vienna Biennale, Austria; Prospect.3 New Orleans, LA (2014); Sharjah Biennial 11: Re:emerge, Towards a New Cultural Cartography, Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates (2013); and the 29th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (2010). (JCG11843), Mirror, reverse glass painting, stainless steel and plaster on wood, Reverse painted glass, mirror, and plaster, Photo: Courtesy of the Estate of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. 111 x 111 cm Her work is held in the permanent collections of major institutions worldwide, including the Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; the Barry Art Museum, Norfolk, VA; Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Grand Rapids, MI; Guggenheim Museum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, France; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Monir Museum, Negarestan Museum Park Gardens, Tehran, Iran; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Museum of Modern Art, Tehran, Iran; Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran; Queensland Gallery of Contemporary Art, Queensland, Australia; Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom; Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran; Toledo Art Museum, Toledo, OH; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom. Khordad - Convertible Series, 2011 (JCG11739), MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN Recent solo exhibitions include Sunset Sunrise, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (2018), which travelled to Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates (2019); Mirror Variations: The Art of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI (2018); Lineages, Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, Savannah, GA (2017); Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility. First Family Octagon, 2010 NEW YORK NY 10013 107 x 121 cm Mirror, reverse glass painting, plaster and natural glue on wood Mirror on plaster and wood Events Calendar Reverse painted glass, mirrored glass, and plaster Third Family Decagon, 2011 See more ideas about mirror art, art, artist. Farmanfarmaian's creative practice is imbued with the aesthetics of her Iranian culture. Tied to a mystical understanding of primary shapes as sacred and connected to a divine natural order, Monir’s unit-based compositions of luminous glass reveal uniformity, repetition, and precedent as the basis for endless recombination. Written by By Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN Prominent contemporary Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian died at age 97 in her home in Tehran due to natural causes on … Monir participated in the 2009 and 1964 Venice Biennales, and represented Iran in the 1958 Venice Biennale, where she was awarded the Gold Medal for her contribution. First Family Decagon, 2010 In Lightning for Neda over 4000 mirror shards in each panel activate myriad patterns. Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (Persian: منیر شاهرودی فرمانفرمائیان ‎; 16 December 1922 – 20 April 2019) was an Iranian artist and a collector of traditional folk art. JAMES COHAN 32 7/10 × 46 1/10 × 46 1/10 in Mirror on plaster and wood When a life and career has stretched throughout over two thirds of one century and continued into the next, it is difficult not to regard a retrospective as a kind of funeral, a wrapping up of intent, a final statement. Finding herself indefinitely estranged from her studio and other resources necessary to continue producing large-scale sculpture, she honed connection with cultural memory through intensive exercises in drawing, collage, jewelry, carpets, and small-scale sculpture. Pen on paper Third Family Triangle, 2011 Sharjah Art Foundation, in collaboration with IMMA, presents Sunset, Sunrise, a retrospective exhibition of works by the late artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. Installation of 9 elements, 2004 Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct 127 x 133 cm 48 x 81 cm 122 x 122 cm Variation on a Hexagon 15, 1976 (JCG11809) She emerged as a key actor in the worldwide development of abstract art in recent years. Through her studies abroad, she combined traditional Iranian techniques with Western geometric abstraction to create … Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian / Iran, b.1924 / Lightning for Neda 2009 / Mirror mosaic, reverse-glass painting, plaster on wood / The artist dedicates this work to the loving memory of her late husband Dr Abolbashar Farmanfarmaian. Six panels: 300 x 200 x 25cm (each); 300 x 1200 x 25cm (overall), Installation view: Queensland Art Gallery, Courtesy of the artist, Third Line Gallery, Dubai, and James Cohan, New York, Collection of Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom, Mirror, oil painting behind glass and Plexiglas, Mirror, oil painting behind glass, plaster on wood, MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN The art of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian reflects a life lived between two cultures. Mirror on plaster and wood Reverse painted glass, mirrored glass, and plaster Located in the historic Negarestan Museum Park Gardens, the museum pays homage to the artist's life and work, and is home to over fifty pieces from her personal collection. In 1957, she returned to Iran, embarking on intensive research into regional artistic and architectural tradition. 50 x 52 3/8 in Muqarnas One, 2012 Reflection Five, 2010 91 x 91 cm South Bank, Brisbane 43 1/4 x 47 5/8 in Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, who achieved renown late in life for her dazzling mirrored mosaic works and glass paintings, has died at age 97. 24 1/8 x 17 7/8 in Mirror Works and Drawings 1974–2014" at Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015) 117 x 117 cm The Third Line is a Dubai based art gallery that represents contemporary Middle Eastern artists locally, regionally and internationally. (JCG11848), MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN Her forthcoming solo exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA will open in 2022. (JCG11750), Mirror, oil painting behind glass, plaster and wood, MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN It was there she befriended figures such as Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Joan Mitchell, Louise Nevelson, Frank Stella, Robert Morris, and Andy Warhol. Over the course of a life marked by migration and revolution, she blended tradition with permutations in the avant-garde to create a cohesive and widely varied body of work that is uniquely her own. 81 x 114 cm 115 x 121 cm 59 1/2 x 59 1/2 in It combines the rich patterns and geometry found in the folk art heritage of her native Iran with the modern abstract art of the New York City avant garde. 51 x 35.5 cm Fifth Family Pentagon, 2014 NEW YORK, NY.- James Cohan announced its representation of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. (JCG11734), Photo: Filipe Braga, © Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal, MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN Reverse painted glass, mirrored glass, and plaster (JCG11732), MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN Monir Farmanfarmaian, née Monir Shahroudy, (born January 13, 1923, Qazvin, Iran—died April 20, 2019, Tehrān), Iranian artist who was known for her mirror mosaics and geometric drawings that bore witness to her cosmopolitan perspective, informed by a life journey that encompassed Persian culture and the Western art world. The artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian with one of her works in 1975. Third Family Nonagon, 2011 NEW YORK NY 10002 The first museum retrospective of her work, curated by Suzanne Cotter, was on view at the Serralves Museum … Farmanfarmaian was born in Qazvin, Iran in 1924. Monir explained: “With the reflections, you’re also a part of the art piece. Collection of the artist. Image courtesy of the artist, Haines Gallery, and James Cohan, New York, MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN Reverse painted glass, mirrored glass, and plaster Following the death of her husband in 1991, while still in exile, she also created sculptural memory boxes referred to as Heartaches, filled with family photographs and other personal ephemera. Gallery Maps Center circle: 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in Monir and her family just happened to be on a short trip in New York when the Islamic Revolution erupted in 1979. TUE - SAT, 10-6INFO@JAMESCOHAN.COM, Lower East Side JAMES COHAN Drawing was an integral throughline in Monir’s wide-ranging practice, providing a means for exercising spatial thinking through experimentation with geometric structure. How does this artwork make you feel?Take a photo and let us know #goma10farmanfarmaian @qagoma. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / QAGOMA Photography / © The artist. 53 1/8 x 53 1/8 in 74 x 151 cm (JCG11747), MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian opens the new season with a solo exhibition of new mirror mosaic works. She graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1949 and then became a Member of the New York Art … Grand Rapids Art Museum. Fourth Family Hexagon, 2013 Monir is best known for her mirror-works, in which cut polygonal fragments of reflective, reverse-painted glass are arranged into kaleidoscopic compositions grounded on principles of Islamic geometry. Mirror, reverse painted glass, acrylic, and plaster on wood Reverse painted glass, mirrored glass, and plaster Learn about the artist and find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks, the latest news, and sold auction prices. With each new beginning comes a new progression whose formal expression of spatial unfolding and unity, while clearly acknowledging Sufi thought, might also be understood metaphorically as an existential portrait of the artist and her trajectory—to begin, advance boldly, and begin again.”. Her oeuvre included multi-disciplines: drawing, painting, monotypes, textiles, collage, and large-scale sculptures. 135 x 135 cm Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian was a contemporary Iranian artist known for transforming Persian pictorial language into Modernist forms. Edition 2 of 2 The Islamic Revolution in 1979 marked the beginning of Monir’s 26-year exile in New York. Museum Purchase, Wege Fund, 2018.1a-f. MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN You can opt-out at any time. The gallery will present a two-part solo exhibition of Monir’s work in January 2021. (JCG11738), Stainless steel, wooden base, and motor Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Sunset,Sunrise Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 10 August – 25 November 2018 . Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian in her studio working on Heptagon Star, Tehran, 1975, 1975 In 2017, the Monir Museum was inaugurated under the auspices of Tehran University. (JCG11725), MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN Tribeca Typically rendered in vivid hues of felt-tipped marker and colored pencil, Monir’s works on paper demonstrate her ability to cast fields of radiant, expressive energy from pared-down arrangements of line and form, through a process characterized by structural precision. 119 x 137 cm Felt-tip pen on paper The work of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (b. Qazvin, Iran, 1924 - d. 2019) has been exhibited internationally beginning in the 1960’s. Reverse painted glass, mirrored glass, and plaster The work's title pays homage to Neda Agha Soltan, a 27-year-old Iranian woman killed in the streets of Tehran during protests that followed the 12 June 2009 presidential elections. Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian at the Orangerie, Vienna, in 2009, photo by Bernhard Benke. With a career spanning more than six decades, Farmanfarmaian is one of the most prominent contemporary Iranian artists working today. 115 x 121 cm 116 x 119 cm (JCG11751) With a career spanning more than six decades, Farmanfarmaian is considered to be one of the most important Iranian artists of her time. The six sides of the hexagon, which provide the underlying structure, are expanded and elaborately rendered. Inspired by a formative visit to the mirror mosaics of Shah Cheragh mosque in Shiraz, Iran, her visually seductive wall-based and freestanding sculptures draw from the mathematical, corporeal, and mystical principles of Sufi architecture as much as they are informed by the conceptual underpinnings of 20th century abstraction. Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian died on 20 April in Tehran, aged 97. Pentagon Maze, 2014 45 5/8 x 46 7/8 in Queensland 4101, Australia 43 3/4 x 43 3/4 in Square Maze, 2014 E: gallery@qagoma.qld.gov.au Renowned internationally for her dazzling, painstaking mirrorwork, in later life Farmanfarmaian rose to prominence as one of Iran’s foremost contemporary artists and as one of its most prolific collectors. 31 7/8 x 44 7/8 in Certain drawings or studies correspond to eventual three-dimensional, sculptural applications of their forms, while others employ rhythmic patterning and calligraphic mark-making to create dimensional effects within the picture plane. (JCG11749), MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN As curator Suzanne Cotter describes, each of Monir’s new sculptures “carries a history of the sculptures and drawings that have preceded it. 25 x 32.5 cm During this period characterized by distance, the artist's ongoing drawing practice played an increasingly critical role in reinforcing a vital sense of continuity and connection to her homeland. Mirror Works and Drawings, 1974–2014 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Yayoi Kusama, Narcissus Garden , 1966, Installation and performance. Photo: Filipe Braga, © Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal, MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, an Iranian artist who lives in Tehran, uses mirror mosaic in “Birds of Paradise,” a technique employed in architectural decoration since … Mirror and reverse glass painting on plaster and wood Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian was a contemporary Iranian artist known for transforming Persian pictorial language into Modernist forms. Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1922-2019) was a contemporary, Iranian artist who became a living legend while she was still alive. (JCG11729), MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian was an Iranian Postwar & Contemporary painter who was born in 1924. Pen on paper The assemblages reference lost homes and lost people comprising the fabric of her personal memories. 291 GRAND ST 120 x 120 cm Privacy In 2004, Monir returned once again to Tehran, where she reaffirmed her place among Iran’s art community and continued to make sculptural work until her death in 2019. While studying and living in New York after World War II, Monir became embedded in the social fabric of the Western modernist art scene. TEL 212.714.9500   Dissecting and reassembling the traditional surface construction of the mirror-mosaic, each of her works is anchored by central polygons, whose numeric properties have symbolic meanings in Islamic design and Sufism. 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