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Updated On Aug 25, 2022 04:34 PM IST

The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in the Iranian capital organised the "Minimalism and Conceptual Art" exhibition, showcasing works of American and European artists from the 19th and 20th-centuries. Over 20,000 people visited the museum showcasing featuring artworks- some of which were ‘shunned’ after Islamic republic's founder Ruhollah Khomeini railed against “Westoxification.” Marcel Duchamp, Sol LeWitt, Donald Judd and the duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude are some of the artists whose works are being exhibited in the museum which counts some 3,500 works.

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Visitors look at Sinjerli Variations I-V, by American painter Frank Stella made in 1977.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Visitors look at Sinjerli Variations I-V, by American painter Frank Stella made in 1977.(AFP)

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A visitor looks at an installation by American painter Frank Stella, during the "Minimalism and Conceptual Art" exhibition in Tehran.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A visitor looks at an installation by American painter Frank Stella, during the "Minimalism and Conceptual Art" exhibition in Tehran.(AFP)

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Behrang Samadzadegan, curator of the "Minimalism and Conceptual Art" exhibition, which showcases works from the 19th and 20th-centuries by American and European artists, speaks during an interview.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Behrang Samadzadegan, curator of the "Minimalism and Conceptual Art" exhibition, which showcases works from the 19th and 20th-centuries by American and European artists, speaks during an interview.(AFP)

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A visitor looks at an installation by American artist Robert Smithson, associated with the Land Art movement. The current "Minimalism and Conceptual Art" exhibition features 132 works by 34 world-famous contemporary artists.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A visitor looks at an installation by American artist Robert Smithson, associated with the Land Art movement. The current "Minimalism and Conceptual Art" exhibition features 132 works by 34 world-famous contemporary artists.(AFP)

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A visitor looks at artwork by German artists Bernd and Hilla Becher, a collaborative duo, best known for their extensive series of photographic images, or typologies, of industrial buildings and structures, often organised in grids.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A visitor looks at artwork by German artists Bernd and Hilla Becher, a collaborative duo, best known for their extensive series of photographic images, or typologies, of industrial buildings and structures, often organised in grids.(AFP)

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