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Gallery celebrating the work of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian to open this weekend

Gallery celebrating the work of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian to open this weekend

It will hold the largest collection of her work

Text: Maddison Glendinning


Image: The Third Line

A new gallery is set to open this weekend to celebrate Iranian artists Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. Here, Buro 24/7 Middle East has the details...

One of the Middle East's most celebrated artists, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian has enjoyed an incredibly successful career. Her works are displayed in some of the world's most prestigious galleries, including The Guggenheim and The Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and Victoria and Albert Museum's Jameel Collection in London. 

Now, the artist, whose work incorporates the principals of Islamic geometry through mosaics and glass paintings, is being honoured with a museum in Tehran — the first in the region dedicated to a woman.

The Monir Museum will feature the largest permanent display of the artist's work with over 50 pieces donated by Monir herself. Alongside her signature mosaics, the exhibition will also feature sculptures, jewellery and drawings created by Monir over the course of her six-decade long career. 

The museum will open to the public this Saturday, December 16, 2017.  Also, see the new exhibition dedicated to the work of Azzedine Alaïa set to open next year. 

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