‘Kashan II’ (L) by Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar and  ‘Summer at the Caspian IV’ by Firouz Farmanfarmaian
‘Kashan II’ (L) by Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar and  ‘Summer at the Caspian IV’ by Firouz Farmanfarmaian

‘Memory & Future’ in Artworks

‘Memory & Future’ in Artworks

The exhibition ‘Memory & Future / Future & Memory’ featuring the works of two contemporary Iranian artists Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar and Firouz Farmanfarmaian will open at Shirin Gallery NY on October 20.
It will explore different interpretations of memory as created by the artists with different backgrounds, said an email from the gallery.  
In the exhibited works, each artist will define what it means to be Iranian in today’s society, locally and globally; how their heritage influences the present – their life and the world around them – and the continuing role that nostalgia plays in building Iran’s future.
Born in Paris, Behnam-Bakhtiar, 32, grew up in Iran. While he lives in France now, he regularly visits Iran and draws inspiration from the visits.
He is dubbed “a man on a mission to inform the world of the true nature of Iran” by Harper’s Bazaar Art and “the multitalented renaissance artist of his generation from Iran” by The Huffington Post.
Behnam-Bakhtiar has exhibited his work in New York and Los Angeles, London and Dubai among others.
Born in Tehran, Farmanfarmaian, 43, left Iran at age four. He explores the meaning of his identity through his work.
Farmanfarmaian’s diverse body of work is rooted in Persian lore and focused on themes of nature, architectonics and the interplay between realism and abstraction.
The works will be on display through November 13 at the gallery located on 511 West 25th Street, New York.


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