June 2022

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian | The Language of Symbols

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian | The Language of Symbols


June 23 (Thursday) - August 5 (Friday)


James Cohan, 48 Walker St

48 Walker St, New York, NY 10013


Over a career spanning six decades, the Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1922 – 2019) looked to geometric forms and her Persian heritage as the basis for a rigorously structured and endlessly inventive exploration of the possibilities of line and space. This exhibition explores the ways in which drawing lies at the heart of Monir’s multivalent practice, bringing together never-before-seen expressive early works on paper with later geometric drawings to demonstrate the medium’s significance as a place for the artist to exercise spatial thinking and create her own language of symbols on a singular plane.

James Cohan

TUES-SAT, 10-6
212.714.9500 48 WALKER ST, NEW YORK, NY 10013