Art Exhibition Persia at Rietberg


Sehnsucht Persien

Rietberg’s current exhibition features contemporary Iranian art and historic Persian art in the Baroque period with roughly 200 works. The exhibition evokes Persia’s bygone golden era and puts it in contrast with contemporary art pieces of Teherani artists.


The historic pieces feature Persian carpets, oil paintings and traditional Persian attires. The exhibition also showcases Iranian silk sashes which were popular in Poland and reveals a surprising link between the two countries. Most of the historic pieces are pleasing to the eye and magic up Persia’s past times of prosperity.  The contemporary pieces on the opposite come across a bit disjointed and do not interlink the past with the present. Instead, the colorful exhibition leaves you pondering what the future might hold for this part of the world. Perhaps this is the principle idea…

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