On Violence and Beauty: Farideh Lashai
November 12, 2017
Edward Tyler Nahem is pleased to announce an afternoon of talks focusing on the work of Iranian artist Farideh Lashai (1944–2013), at The British Museum on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
Lashai's last work, When I Count, There Are Only You...But When I Look, There Is Only a Shadow, features in the Museum's current Asahi Shimbun Display, On Violence and Beauty: Reflections on War in Room 3. It is a video work based on Francisco Goya’s series of etchings,The Disasters of War.
Speakers will consider the importance of Goya's print series, why Lashai chose Goya for inspiration, how the work was made, the world she inhabited, and how Lashai’s work was received in the three museums it has been shown during 2016 and 2017: Sharjah Art Foundation, MSK Gent, and the Museo del Prado.
Speakers: Sussan Babaie, Antony Griffiths, Yashar Samimi Mofakham & Tarlan Rafie, Venetia Porter, Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, Catherine de Zegher and Ana Martinez de Aguilar. A film about Farideh Lashai by Kambiz Safari will be introduced by Maneli Keykavoussi, Farideh’s daughter. A reception and private view of the exhibition follow the talks.
The invited work: Farideh Lashai
When I Count, There Are Only You...But When I Look, There Is Only a Shadow
May 30 - September 10, 2017
The Museo del Prado and the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado are presenting the last work by the Iranian artist Farideh Lashai (Rasht, 1944 – Teheran, 2013), When I count, there are only you…but when I look, there is only a shadow (2012-13), a video installation inspired by Goya’s Disasters of War. Farideh removed the figures and modified the images in this iconic print series in order to present them accompanied by animated images which are projected onto them from a moving spotlight.
This presentation offers a unique occasion to see Lashai’s work located alongside the prints by Goya that inspired them and between his Black Paintings and The 3rd of May. The result is a dialogue that reveals the ongoing relevance of Goya’s message two centuries later.
The special loan of this installation falls within the Museum’s “Invited Work” programme, which is sponsored by the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado. Since 2010 this programme has enriched a visit to the Museum by establishing terms of comparison that allow for a reflection on the works in the Prado’s own collection.
EYEWITNESS: FRANCISCO GOYA & FARIDEH LASHAI
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS GHENT
February 11, 2017
Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art is pleased to announce EYEWITNESS: FRANCISCO GOYA & FARIDEH LASHAI, on view at the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent through May 7, 2017. During the spring of 2017, the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent brings together two artists in the newly established Drawings Cabinet. The exhibition Eyewitness links the social criticism of the Spanish artist Francisco Goya (1746-1828) to the social commitment of the Iranian artist Farideh Lashai (1944-2013), in a shared indictment against violence and oppression.Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art is pleased to announce EYEWITNESS: FRANCISCO GOYA & FARIDEH LASHAI, on view at the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent through May 7, 2017. During the spring of 2017, the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent brings together two artists in the newly established Drawings Cabinet. The exhibition Eyewitness links the social criticism of the Spanish artist Francisco Goya (1746-1828) to the social commitment of the Iranian artist Farideh Lashai (1944-2013), in a shared indictment against violence and oppression.
Farideh Lashai Retrospective Curated by Sharjah Art Foundation Director Hoor Al Qasimi
Bait Al Serkal, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
March 12 - May 14, 2016
This major retrospective traces the development of the late-Iranian artist’s practice from the early 1960s into the 21st century, reflecting on the evolution of her ideas and expressive forms attuned to the shifting ground beneath her feet. The exhibition includes work in painting, sculpture, multimedia installation and stop motion animation produced over the course of a career that spanned more than five decades.
Iran Opens Secret Cache of Art Masterpieces
The Telegraph - November 25, 2015
by Lizzie Porter
Some of the most prominent paintings at Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art might still be the obligatory glares of Iranian leaders Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, and Ruhollah Moosavi Khomeini, whose twin stare looks down over public spaces across Iran.
But from this month British visitors to the Islamic Republic will be also able to see works by Jackson Pollock, Francis Bacon and Rene Magritte that have been stashed in basements for nearly 40 years.
A new exhibition at the Tehran museum will display paintings by western artists that were hidden after the 1979 revolution, when they were banned as symbols of decadence and excess by Islamic leaders.
Western curator explores works by Iranian artist in the heart of Tehran
The Art Newspaper
November 23, 2015
An exhibition of works by the late Iranian abstract artist Farideh Lashai, which opened last week at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (until 26 February 2016), has been co-organised by the Italian scholar Germano Celant. The show marks the first time that a prominent non-Iranian curator has presented an exhibition at the museum since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, reflecting a growing rapprochement with the West.
Farideh Lashai: Only a Shadow
At The Davis Museum/ Wellesley College
September 16 - December 13, 2015
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents Farideh Lashai: Only a Shadow, an exhibition that centers around Farideh Lashai’s renowned 2012-13 multi-media installation, When I Count, There Are Only You...But When I Look, There Is Only a Shadow.
Iran Set to Unveil Collection of Western Art Largely Unseen Since 1979 Revolution
Vanity Fair - November 12, 2015
The exhibition, entitled “Farideh Lashai: Towards the Ineffable,” opens November 20 at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and marks the first time a non-Iranian curator of such stature has curated an exhibit at the museum since the revolution. Javaherian and Celant have created an anthology of works by the Iranian modernist Farideh Lashai, who became one of Iran’s leading artists of the era before dying in 2013 at age 68. The Western works are being presented as context for Lashai’s retrospective, and the Farideh Lashai Foundation was instrumental in putting on the exhibition.
The Great Game / Iranian Highlights
Farideh Lashai - 56th Venice Biennale
Curated by Marco Meneguzzo and Mazdak Faiznia
The Great Game
Iran, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Central-Asian Republics, Kurdish Region: art, artists, and culture from the heart of the world.
The idea of this exhibition comes from the consideration that the geographical area of these Countries is, in fact, a historically unique territory, its destiny indissolubly linked by its historical and cultural situation: around these places there took place, and still takes place, what since the XIX century has been known as "The Great Game" for supremacy in Asia. A tangle of political, economic, religious, and social situations also finds an expression and interpretation in the art produced in these places, and it is this that the exhibition proposed for la Biennale Arte 2015 hopes to show through the work of some forty artists working in the region and who are particularly aware of social-political questions.