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Screening of Documentary Film on Parviz Tanavoli in London



Date: September 20, 2015

The documentary film “Parviz Tanavoli: Poetry in Bronze” directed by Terrence Turner will be screening on Friday September 25 at Whitechapel Gallery in London.

With a career spanning three continents and more than half a century, Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanalovi has made an unparalleled contribution to art in the Middle East. Following his formal training as a sculptor in Italy, Tanavoli returned to Iran, where he was influenced by historic Persian and modern Iranian folk art, culture, and poetry. He broke with tradition and began creating modern art with a distinctly Iranian aesthetic.

This documentary tells the story of how the artist was inspired to create his unique body of work. The screening will be followed by a Q&A between Parviz Tanavoli and writer, director and producer of the film, Terrence Turner.

Source: Whitechapel Gallery