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    Museum in New York replaces Picasso paintings with works of Iranian artists

    This is one of the strongest protests yet by a major cultural institution against US President Trump

    Baku. 6 February. REPORT.AZ/ Seven works by artists such as the Sudanese painter Ibrahim el-Salahi, the Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid, and the Los Angeles-based Iranian video artist Tala Madani, were installed Thursday night in Museum of Modern Art in New York fifth-floor galleries, replacing seven works by Picasso, Matisse and Picabia, among other Western artists.

    Report informs citing The New York Times, this is the one of the strongest protests yet by a major cultural institution against President Trump’s executive order on immigration, the Museum of Modern Art has rehung part of its permanent collection with works by artists from some of the majority-Muslim nations whose citizens are blocked from entering the United States.

    Except for Hadid and Mr. el-Salahi, the other artists are all Iranian by birth or heritage. They are Ms. Madani; the sculptor Parviz Tanavoli; the draftsman Charles Hossein Zenderoudi; the photographer Shirana Shahbazi; and the painter Marcos Grigorian.

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