Infinite Geometry


5 Jan 2016
30 Jan 2016

The Third Line is delighted to announce the opening of its new gallery space in Alserkal Avenue, with the inaugural exhibition focusing on a solo presentation by Iranian nonagenarian Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. The exhibition will reflect upon the different facets and materials of her geometric practice and will feature a range of drawings, carpets, and mirror works, showing the depth of her conceptual consideration throughout her career and medium. While many of the drawings and mirror works are new and only produced in the last few years, the presentation also includes drawings and carpets that were made in the early 90s, all of which have never been shown before.

MSF - Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Hexagon (Second Family), 2015, Felt tip marker and pen on paper, 70 x 100 cm Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

BOOK - MONIR: Works on Paper | Author: Etel Adnan, Frank Stella, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian; Edited by Karen Marta

This intimate book of drawings, interwoven with an extended interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Monir Farmanfarmaian, Etel Adnan, and Frank Stella, tells the story behind these painstakingly crafted works on paper that play a central role in the artist’s principles of repetition and progression. With the support of the LUMA Foundation and published on the occasion of the exhibition,Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility at the Solomon R. Guggenheim in New York (13 March – 3 June 2015), this publication is a snapshot of a fascinating and highly important facet of the artist’s work.

Limited copies of the book will be available for sale at The Third Line bookstore.