Wishes and Dreams

Edward E. and Jane B. Ford Gallery
September 19, 2008 through November 7, 2008

"Shows Americans another side of Iran" - Condoleeza Rice, US secretary of State

Organized by Meridian International Center in Washington, D.C. in partnership with the Tehran University Art Gallery, this exhibition outstanding in its historical and avant-garde approaches to the contemporary scene, introduces young, emerging Iranian artist to America. The 30 artists, aged 22-40 bring the vibrant young Iranian Art scene through abstraction, portraiture, minimalism and video art. Not only does this exhibit illustrate current contemporary Iranian trends; it introduces us to the artist’s dreams of the past and their concern and anxiety for the future of their beloved country.

To compliment this exhibition a display of Persian Miniatures from the MOAS permanent collection will be on display.

Click here to view a video of comments made by Condoleezza Rice, US secretary of State at the opening of Wishes and Dreams in Washington, D.C.

Image Credit: Maryam Ghaziani, Silent Dream, oil on canvas, 2004


2022 Exhibit Sponsors
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.