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Parviz Tanavoli

A Rarely Seen Face of Iranian Art at Asia Society (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 12.02.2013 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Iran Modern at the Asia Society from Michal Shapiro on Vimeo. Prior to the Revolution, many of the precepts of Western modern art (both figurative an...

View From Tehran: A Discussion With Acclaimed Artist Parviz Tanavoli

Roshanak Taghavi | Posted 12.01.2012 | Arts
Roshanak Taghavi

The image of the 'poet' is a major theme in Tanavoli's sculptures, and a major theme in his art is Heech, alluding to the Sufi concept of "nothingness." In much of his artwork, Tanavoli writes the word 'Heech' in Persian script and places it in different positions and forms.