Publication Details

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Sunset, Sunrise
Exhibition Guide
112 pages, 68 visuals
16.5 x 11.5 cm
Arabic and English
Published by Sharjah Art Foundation, 2019


This exhibition booklet is a record of Sharjah Art Foundation’s retrospective of the work of late artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1922-2019). With a career spanning more than six decades, Farmanfarmaian is considered to be one of the most important Iranian artists of her time. Through the merging of Eastern and Western cultures and histories, Sunset, Sunrise investigated the combination of Persian techniques and contemporary Western abstraction. It included more than seventy works on display ranging from painting, sculpture and jewellery to work on paper and collages.

Sunset, Sunrise was organised by IMMA, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Ireland, in collaboration with Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE.