CSM presents “The New Winds”, an exhibition of contemporary Iranian graphic design. The show features posters by 44 select practitioners, who are known for their cutting-edge work inspired by traditional Persian and Arabic calligraphy, art, and Islamic patterns. The majority of the posters were created for Iranian art exhibitions, cultural organizations, and events. While combining Western design fundamentals with the elements of traditional Middle Eastern culture, present-day Iranian designers are making an important contribution to the world of design, by creating their own, unique visual language. This exhibition strives to create bridges of cultural understanding by giving an American audience a rare opportunity to get a deeper insight into Iranian identity.
The outstanding Exhibit of Contemporary Iranian Design will be on display at CSM from April 16 to May 20, 2018. It contains posters by 50 artists, including world-renowned designers such as Majid Abbasi, Reza Abedini, Homa Delvaray, and many others. This is the first that the work will be shown in the United States.
The posters will be on display at the CSM Library, the Health Center (1st floor) and College Center (1st floor, in front of the elevators). There will also be an opening reception at the CSM Library on Monday, April 23rd between 12:00pm and 1:00pm. (Submitted by Vera Fainshtein)