The United Nations have acknowledged that art and artists can change the world and help in the process towards peace. 31 Artists were invited to make a work as a "messenger" for peace. An exhibition with those works will preview on November 7th at the Reichstag in Berlin and travel than for the official opening to New York in June (date to be confirmed).
As Tmoca renovates not only the storage, as previous announced in the International Artnewspaper, but also the exhibition-halls, the roof and the terraces, it is therefore possible that the opening of the exhibition has to be moved from February to April 2019.
The exhibition has a new title, "Dialog", and will include next to the famous western icons also works from various museums in Teheran, as the National Museum and the Glassware Museum. The exhibition will be a dialogue between art and objects from the West and Iran, with archeological, modern and contemporary works. The exhibition will include also, in Iran never seen, video-installations by international artists.
As Tmoca received many requests for information, interviews, photos, Tmoca decided to organise a press-conference mid November in Düsseldorf. Journalist who would like to receive an invitation for the press-conference are asked to contact me directly.
Until that date the Tmoca wishes to withhold giving further information.
Regarding the article “Ten Picasso pieces among forgotten works rediscovered in Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art’s collection.” posted on August 3, 2018 by the Internationale Artnewspaper.
No work by Picasso, nor any other artist, has ever been “forgotten” in the museum; but regularly displayed in different expositions in the museum, although this has not been noticed by curators, press and specialist outside Iran! There exists one sculpture, two oil paintings, one tapestry, the Buffon group (including thirty-one prints), in addition to seven other printed works by Picasso in the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art’s collection, all of which have been exhibited in Iran.
Work by the Iranian painter Bahman Mohasses, part of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art's collection
For the past 40 years the collection of post-war European and American art of the Teheran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMOCA) remained for the most part, unseen. The public will have the rare occasion to discover it next year from February 21st until April 20th at the TMOCA in Teheran.
The Teheran Museum of Contemporary Art has invited Dutch architect and exhibition maker Tijs Visser to make a new presentation of the collection. Visser is the first western curator to make a show with the collection since the revolution. He will work closely together with a young team of art-historians from Teheran. For the press release click on the PDF below.