The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents "Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians—The Mohammed Afkhami Collection" opening day
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents "Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians—The Mohammed Afkhami Collection," profiling the distinguished collection of financier and philanthropist Mohammed Afkhami. Featuring 23 Iranian-born artists across three generations, the exhibition reveals the complex histories and identities of Iranians today. These works range across a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, and video. This exhibit is curated by Fereshteh Daftari for the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto with the partnership of Mohammed Afkhami and the Afkhami Foundation,
"Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet" highlights the unique evolution of contemporary art both in Iran and by Iranian artists who have left their native country. Independent curator and scholar Fereshteh Daftari selected 27 signature works to express four interwoven themes, charting a nuanced and complex overview that transcends standard chronologies.
The exhibit will be on display through September 24.