February 16, 2012 - Asia Society Museum - A Conversation with Parviz Tanavoli
February 16, 2012

A Conversation with Parviz Tanavoli

Parviz Tanavoli, “Standing Heech I,” 2007.
Bronze, 7/9. 62 x 22 x 18 cm.
Private collection.

Artist Talk: A Conversation with Parviz Tanavoli
27 February 2012

725 Park Avenue (at 70th St.)
New York City

To purchase tickets, please visit tickets.asiasociety.org


Parviz Tanavoli, one of Iran’s foremost artists, will speak with Melissa Chiu about his journey as Iran’s first significant modern sculptor. A central figure in the formation of the Saqqakhaneh School—a neo-traditional style of art that derives inspiration from Iranian folk art and culture—Tanavoli has created works in bronze, ceramic, fiberglass and scrap metal.

Tanavoli will discuss his early years as an artist, his later efforts as head of the sculpture department at Tehran University and his passion about Iran’s artistic heritage and craftsmanship, including rugs, locks and metalwork.

Can’t make it to this program? Tune into the live video webcast on AsiaSociety.org/Live at 6:30 pm ET. Online viewers are encouraged to send their questions to moderator@asiasociety.org before and during the program.

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