OKLAHOMA CITY – A new exhibition, Abbas Kiarostami: Beyond the Frame opens on October 15, 2022 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA). Beyond the Frame is a multimedia, retrospective survey of artworks by acclaimed Iranian filmmaker, photographer, and visual artist Abbas Kiarostami, and is the first survey of Kiarostami's work in America since his death in 2016.
"Beyond the Frame illuminates Kiarostami's singular artistic vision and his great genius across media," said OKCMOA President and CEO, Michael Anderson, Ph.D. "This exhibition brings together Kiarostami's film, photography, and graphic artwork, providing one of the most complete portraits of the artist's work ever to be exhibited in the United States"
Organized by OKCMOA in partnership with the Kiarostami Foundation, Beyond the Frame spans a half-century of work in the visual arts from early children's film and graphic design work to large-scale photography and twenty-first-century video art. The exhibition includes the Regadez-moi portfolio, a series of photographs depicting visitors to the Louvre and other museums. Many of these photos are being shown for the first time in OKCMOA.
In conjunction with Beyond the Frame, a comprehensive retrospective of his short and feature films will screen in OKCMOA's Noble Theater. "Of course, you can't have a Kiarostami exhibition without featuring his films," said Lisa Broad, Ph.D. OKCMOA Head of Film Programming & Theatrical Operations. "Kiarostami's films have won countless international prizes and frequently appear in surveys of the greatest films of all time. Pairing the exhibition with his films displays the depth of his artistry and will provide an immersive look at the expanse of Kiarostami's artistic capabilities."
Abbas Kiarostami: Beyond the Frame opens at OKCMOA on October 15, 2022 and will run until April 9, 2023. For more details about the exhibition, please visit okcmoa.com. This exhibition is sponsored by Leslie and Clifford Hudson, The Farzaneh Family, Oklahoma Humanities, Julia Carrington Hall, and Philip and Heather Busey.