Shazdeh’s Garden (03), 2010

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
Shazdeh’s Garden (03), 2010
Mirror and reverse-glass painting on plaster and wood
105 x 105 x 4 cm
Courtesy of the Artist and The Third Line


Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian explores the repetition of patterns and forms found in Islamic art and architecture to form colourful motifs. The result is a geometric and reflective kaleidoscope with shards of light slicing through fragments of mirror.

Farmanfarmaian has exhibited extensively in the Middle East, Europe and the United States, including at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2010); São Paulo Bienal (2010); Venice Biennale(1958, 1964, 2009); Leighton House Museum, London (2008) and the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1986).

Her work is held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 11