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MoMA Plans Major Kiarostami Retrospective

MoMA Plans Major Kiarostami Retrospective

The Museum of Modern Art has announced the exhibition Abbas Kiarostami: Image Maker, described as a major retrospective (and spanning five decades), of the films, photography, exhibition and installation of the Iranian director and artist. The film retrospective will run from March 1 – May 26, 2007 at MoMA, with a companion media installation at the Midtown Manhattan museum. Meanwhile, at P.S.1 in Queens, a photo and media installation will run from February 11 – April 29, 2007. Born in 1949, Abbas Kiarostami is known for, in the words of a MoMA announcement, “a distinct personal style, employing contemplative, philosophical themes coupled with a lyrical translation of Neorealism into modernist terms.” The restrospective will present 33 of the director’s shorts and feature, including “Through the Olive Trees” (1994); “A Taste of Cherry” (1997), “The Wind Will Carry Us” (1999); and “Ten” (2002). Abbas Kiarostami: Image Maker was organized by Jytte Jensen, Curator, Department of Film, and Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator, Department of Media, The Museum of Modern Art, and Chief Curatorial Advisor, P.S.1. For more information, please visit the MoMA website.

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