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Iranian Modernism: Infrastructure and Inspiration

Layla S. Diba discusses how patronage, the development of museums and universities, and individual initiative all played a significant role in creating a modernist movement in Iran. more
Iranian artist Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam in New York City in September 2013.

Video: The Happy Accident Behind an Iranian Artist's Pioneering Sculpture

Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam shares the inspiration behind his trailblazing interactive sculpture, begun in 1969 and now on view in Asia Society Museum's "Iran Modern" exhibition. more
L to R: Susette Min, Karin Higa, and Asia Society Museum Director Karin Higa, co-curators of the Asia Society Museum exhibtion "One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now" at Asia Society Museum in Sept. 2006.

Asia Society Remembers Karin Higa, 'Pioneering Advocate' for Asian American Art

Asia Society joins the art community in mourning the loss of Karin Higa, a distinguished curator of Asian American art. more

Sculptor Vaziri-Moqaddam: 'Nobody Understood Me'

Iranian artist and sculptor Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam describes how he was serendipitously inspired to make "Untitled (Forms in Movement)." more

Iran: Art and Discourse - Endnote by Hamid Dabashi

Columbia University's Hamid Dabashi summarizes the proceedings of Asia Society's day-long "Iran: Art and Discourse" symposium. more

Iran: Art and Discourse - On the Curatorial

Panelists assess curatorial strategies and institutional policies concerning contemporary art in Iran and the U.S. more

Iran: Art and Discourse - On Art Praxis

Shiva Balaghi moderates a discussion on artistic praxis with Sohrab Kashani, the artists' collective Slavs and Tatars, and Roxanne Varzi. more

Iran: Art and Discourse - On the Discursive Text

Roxanne Varzi moderates a talk on the production and exchange of knowledge via text and media with Shiva Balaghi, Babak Elahi and Sohrab Mahdavi. more

Iran: Art and Discourse - Introductory Remarks

Asia Society's daylong symposium kicks off with introductory remarks and a keynote lecture by Tehran-based Hamid Keshmirshekan. more