Tanavoli to exhibit his sculptures in Tehran

TEHRAN, July 20 (MNA) -- Celebrated Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli is to hold an exhibition of his sculptures at Tehran’s Garden Art Museum opening July 22.

A selection of 54 works will be put on display, including some from the early years of 1963 and 1964 and several of his recent works.


Some of his bronze sculptures are among the works to be displayed at the museum such as “Heech”, “Cage and Lock”, “Farhad”, Two Hands”, and “Telephone”.


Parviz Tanavoli is one of the pioneers of modern sculpture in Iran. He was born in Tehran in 1937 and immigrated to Vancouver in 1989. He began his career as an artist in the early 1950s and is still active.


In order to understand Tanavoli’s works, one must be aware of the fact that he has explored, analyzed, and absorbed the rich visual, literary, and craftsmanship traditions of Iran.


It is virtually impossible to separate his work as an artist from his passionate engagement as a researcher, teacher, collector, and author.


He has also written dozens of books reflecting his interest in Iran’s traditions, customs, and rural life.


“The Afshars”, “Gabbeh: Art Underfoot”, “Tribal and Rustic Weaves from Varamin”, “Persian Flat-Weaves”, ”Horse and Camel Trappings from Tribal Iran”, “Kings, Heroes and Lovers”, “Shahsavan: Iranian Rugs and Textiles” are some of his publications.


Tanavoli is also keen on collecting Iranian metalworking tools and has traveled to many remote cities and villages to collect the items.


He has once said, “I was very interested in Iranian craftsmen’s tools from the early years of my studies at the university. Butchers’ cleavers, scribes’ scissors, and other tools used by various craftsmen were beautifully decorated, and each was considered an artwork in itself. So I began to collect them beginning with those years.”


His exhibit, which is opening after a hiatus of six years, will run through until August 3. The museum is located on Maqsud-Beik St, Hesabi intersection, Tajrish neighborhood.





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