Aimee Dawson and Victoria Stapley-Brown

Preparation for 2019 exhibition and the building’s renovation has led to the discovery of previously undocumented art works. More of Iran’s long-hidden Western works will go on show, alongside local art, as part of a major exhibition due to open at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (Tmoca) next year. Portrait, Still-life, Landscape (21 February-20 April 2019) will take over the entire 5,000 sq. m building with a selection of around 400-500 works from the 3,000-strong collection, which includes Modern European and American paintings, drawings and sculptures, by artists such as Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko and Marcel Duchamp.

The show, which follows the failed attempts by Berlin state museums to bring Tmoca’s collection of Western works to Germany, is being organised by the Dutch architect and curator Mattijs Visser. Portrait, Still-life, Landscape, which has been in the works for about two years but was postponed multiple times, is a separate undertaking, Visser says, and will not travel. …Read More

Pictured: An untitled work by the Iranian painter Bahman Mohasses, part of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art’s collection