Unedited History — Iran 1960-2014


Painting, photography

Unedited History
Iran 1960-2014

Past: May 16 → August 24, 2014

The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is presenting Unedited History, Iran 1960-2014 at ARC. Comprising over 200 works for the most part never shown in France before, the exhibition brings a fresh eye to art and visual culture in Iran from the 1960s up to the present. Its survey of the contemporary history of the country is arranged in sequences; the years 1960–1970, the revolutionary era of 1979, the Iran-Iraq war (1980–1988) and the postwar period up until today.

Bringing together twenty artists from the years 1960–1970 and representatives of the new generation, the exhibition focuses on painting, photography and cinema, as well as key aspects of Iran’s modern visual culture: posters and documentary material ranging from the Shiraz-Persepolis Festival of the Arts to the revolutionary period and the Iran-Iraq war. Whether already historic figures (Bahman Mohassess, Behdjat Sadr, Kaveh Golestan, Bahman Jalali) or members of the contemporary scene (Barbad Golshiri, Arash Hanaei and others), all the artists base their work on a critical approach to form and media.

Down the generations, they have played their part in a reassessment of the way the political and social history of their country has been written. The exhibition and its accompanying book invite us to broaden our perception of Iran and its modernity.

A programme of encounters, talks and screenings will accompany the exhibition. For details, see the museum site and the Paris Musées site.

  • Opening Thursday, May 15, 2014 6 PM → 9 PM
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11, avenue du Président Wilson

75016 Paris

T. 01 53 67 40 00 — F. 01 47 23 35 98



Opening hours

Every day except Monday, 10 AM – 6 PM
Late night on Thursday until 10 PM

Admission fee

Full rate €12.00 — Concessions €9.00

Free admission to the permanent collections

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Venue schedule

The artists

  • Morteza Avini
  • Mazdak Ayari
  • Kazem Chalipa
  • Mitra Farahani
  • Chohreh Feyzdjou
  • Jassem Ghazbanpour
  • Kaveh Golestan
  • Barbad Golshiri
  • Arash Hanaei
  • Behzad Jaez
And 16 others…