language: Farsi | Iran |
Bahman Kiarostami's documentary "Monir" about the life and works of Monir Farmanfarmaian, a well-known Iranian artist and collector of works of art, was screened at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London. The documentary has previously been screened at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. In this documentary, Bahman Kiarostami depicts the life of Monir Farmanfarmaian in the period before and after the revolution of Iran. Bahman Kiarostami shows how Monir Farmanfarmaian was able to create his unique style over time and be presented with his works not only in Iran but also in the world.
In this documentary, in addition to Monir, who describes her life and work, some well-known Iranian and non-Iranian artists and figures, such as Frank Stella, a New York avant-garde artist, and Rose Isa, a collector and art gallery owner in London, discuss the importance of and the characteristics of Monir Farmanfarmaian's works and his style of work speak. Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian was born in 1923 and is one of the famous and prominent Iranian artists. His works range from floral paintings to modern layouts, but she is best known around the world for her mirrors and glass paintings. Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian's works come from the realm of Iranian decorative arts and architecture, Iranian geometric patterns are prominent in them, and the artist's influence on Iranian mysticism can also be seen in these works. According to the organizers of the "Infinite Possibility" exhibition, because of these features, her works are timeless and impossible, and therefore universal.