Art Talk: Members-Only Exhibition Lecture
On the opening of Iran Modern, join co-curator Fereshteh Daftari for an insider's view of this groundbreaking exhibition.
For tickets join now and come to the members-only opening celebration.
Fereshteh Daftari received her Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University. Her dissertation, Influence of Persian Art on Gauguin, Matisse, and Kandinsky, was published in 1991. During her tenure in the Department of Painting & Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art (1988–2009) she curated a number of exhibitions including Readymade Identities (1993); Paul McCarthy (1995); Projects 70: Banners (1999–2001); and Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking (2006). An independent curator since 2009, she has curated Iran Now: Performance Art at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2012) and Safar/Voyage: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian, and Turkish Artists at UBC's MOA in Vancouver (2013). Iran Modern is the second exhibition she has curated on the subject of Iranian modern art. The first exhibition, Between Word and Image, was held in 2002 at NYU's Grey Art Gallery. Daftari's accompanying catalogue essay, "Another Modernism: An Iranian Perspective," is the first scholarly art historical text on the subject. She has widely written and lectured on international and Middle Eastern art. Daftari is currently working on a book on modern and contemporary Iranian art.