Shahpour Pouyan at Shahpour Pouyan at Grey Art Gallery, NYU, New York City, USA

Shahpour Pouyan will be taking part in the group exhibition Global/Local 1960-2015: Six Artists From Iran at Grey Art Gallery, NYU in New York City. The exhibition opens on 12 January and runs until 2 April, 2016. A VIP preview will be held on 11 January from 6 – 8 PM.


Organized by NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and curated by Lynn Gumpert, the exhibition presents works by three generations of Iranian artists born between 1937 and 1982. The works examine the artists’ individual artistic practices through shared aspects of their Persian heritage, such as ornamentation, poetry, architecture and Sufism.


Comprising paintings, sculpture, drawings, mixed-media installations, and video, the show includes key works from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection of Modern Asian and Middle Eastern Art, which comprises the largest holdings of 20th century art from Iran outside that country. Global/Local illuminates how these artists have participated in international discourses, merging global with local over a 55-year span that was punctuated by the 1979 Iranian Revolution and subsequent eight-year war with Iraq.


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January 3, 2016