Modernism In Iran

Bahman Mohassess, Untitled, 1967, Oil, 84 x 63 cm., Private Collection of Housam M. Sarshar.

Modernism in Iran: 1958-1978


Opening Reception: Thursday, January 25, 7 - 9pm. On display until April 9th.


Griffin Art Projects is honoured to present Modernism in Iran: 1958-1978, curated by Pantea Haghighi and drawn from private collections across the continent. With significant works from influential artists of this period, this exhibition brings a contemporary lens to an important period of experimentation and innovation.

Modernism in Iran: 1958–1978 features works by Mohammad Ehsai, Monir Sharoudy Farmanfarmaian, Mansour Ghandriz, Farideh Lashai, Sirak Melkonian, Bahman Mohasses, Faramarz Pilaram, Behjat Sadr, Parviz Tanavoli, Mohsen Vaziri-Moghaddam, and Charles Hossein Zenderoudi, who played pivotal roles in defining and establishing Iranian aesthetics during the cultural renaissance of the latter twentieth century. Their work exemplifies this important period in Iran’s history, signaling the beginning of a widespread adoption of diverse approaches to defining contemporary Iranian identity.