Hufft Projects - New York
In the fall of last year Hufft Projects was hired by a New York museum (name omitted until formal announcement) to design a museum-wide retrospective of mid-century modern art from Iran.
An interesting subject given the current political relationship between the US and Iran, this exhibition will be the first ever of its kind in the states. Beginning in the early 1950’s, the lifespan of the modern art movement, known as the Saqqakana School of Art, was extremely short lived- with the first Tehran Biennial being held in 1958 and the last in (the 5th) in 1966. However, by this time the creation, exhibition and collection of modern art in Iran had exploded. Around this time modern artists received formal support from the government, a decorative arts school had been founded and numerous modern art galleries were opened throughout the country. In 1976 the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by architect Kamran Diba, opened to the public.
Unfortunately we cannot share any images of the design thus far as the exhibition loans are still being secured. What we can say is that we are taking inspiration from the art, architecture and time period itself. The exhibition covers a time in Iranian history when artists there felt that anything was possible and no one knew exactly what was around the corner. Incorporating radial bends in walls that are set at distinct angles and end in rounds, the idea is to make the viewer feel as though there is no end between sections or the exhibition for that matter.
Edwin Blue New York
Edwin Blue is featured in this month’s issue of Aishti magazine. This is a Lebanese luxury/fashion magazine similar to W magazine here in the states and has a wide circulation throughout the middle east region. The article was written by Mike Welton, the man behind Architects and Artisans. It is a wonderful article that is sure to give s some great coverage in a region we were previously underexposed in. Thanks Mike and Aishti!
Lastly, Edwin Blue is now officially live on 2modern!
Written by Clayton Vogel