Officially open to the public from December 16, the Monir Museum in Tehran is the first museum in Iran dedicated to a woman artist.
Located in the historic Negarestan Museum Park Gardens in Tehran, it is the largest permanent display of her work with over 50 works donated by Monir herself (1924, Qazvin, Iran).
The collection comprises wall-based panels and free-standing works, drawings, original carpets and jewellery, and work from “Heartaches” – a series of sculptural boxes made of mixed collages and arrangements of photographs, prints and various objects and was made in New York in the 1990s. Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian’s practice derives from an Iranian decorative form known as aineh-kari—a technique dating back to the 16th century. This extensive display presents the visual and conceptual language developed by the artist over six decades and reflects upon the different facets and materials of her prolific practice.
- Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
- Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Lightening for Neda, 2009, Queensland Art Gallery, Installation View