Monday, July 4, 2016

Leading Iranian Artist, Parviz Tanavoli, Banned From Travelling to London

By Gareth Harris
Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli studies his sculpture "Poet Turning into Heech,"
IRAN---The leading Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli was unable to attend a talk yesterday (3 July) at the British Museum in London after his passport was confiscated by the Iranian authorities. The lecture, which focused on the book European Women in Persian Houses. The veteran artist’s sculptures are included in the Tate Modern’s rehang alongside paintings by Warhol and Lichtenstein in a room called Beyond Pop. Tanavoli was told by border officials on 2 July at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport that he could not leave for London. [link]
"Disciples of Sheikh San'an" (1974) by Parviz Tanavoli
"Disciples of Sheikh San’an" (1975) by Parviz Tanavoli