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.
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