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TMoCA to Host the "History and Without History" Meeting

Author : Sara Taheran

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Original text in Farsi by Sara Taheran

Translated to English by Omid Armat

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art will host a meeting titled "History and Without History – What Remains of Minimalism and Conceptual Art?" on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. The meeting is being held in accordance with the show "Minimalism and Conceptual Art in the mid-20th Century Art" with Behrang Samadzadegan as curator and Mohammad Parvizi as the scriptwriter and director.  

The exhibition opened on June 21, presenting more than 120 artworks from 34 world-famous 20th-century artists at TMoCA, and will continue until September 18, 2022. The show aimed to display, introduce, and examine two art movements – Minimalism and Conceptual Art – and their influences on art history. The two movements directed visual arts toward a new path where conventional definitions of works of art as aesthetic objects would be challenged. Works presented at this show redefined art in the mid-20th century in a way that no one could ever imagine; considering reflection and thought in preference to Modernist aesthetic magnificence.  

Works by prominent artists of the two influential movements were exhibited for the first time at this show: Marcel Duchamp, Sol LeWitt, Joseph Kosuth, John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, Jan Dibbets, Gilbert and George, Donald Judd, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Man Ray, Michelangelo Pistolettoo, Robert Morris, Michelle Stuart, Roger Welch, Dieter Roth, Christo and Jeanne Claude, and Frank Stella.  

According to a report by the public relations division of the TMoCA, the exhibition of such masterpieces, which have been hidden for decades, has drawn many art enthusiasts to the museum to visit this precious collection of artworks.