Monir S. Farmanfarmaian at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 2015
The Third Line is very proud to announce the opening of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian's first major solo exhibition in a U.S museum. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York presents Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings 1974–2014, a carefully curated selection of her mirror works and drawings over the last four decades, which will be on display from March 13 to June 3, 2015.
This presentation includes plaster and mirror reliefs, large-scale mirror sculptures the artist refers to as “geometric families,” and works on paper, revealing the central role drawing has played in Monir’s practice and focusing on a sculptural and graphic oeuvre developed over more than 40 years (many examples of which have not been displayed publicly since the 1970s). This body of work is characterized by a merging of visual and spatial experience, coupled with the aesthetic traditions of Islamic architecture and decoration. Her use of geometry as form allows for, in the artist’s words, “infinite possibility.”
This exhibition is organized by Suzanne Cotter, Director, Fundação de Serralves–Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal, with Karole Vail, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.