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).
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.