HEECH

Works of Parviz Tanavoli – 3  /  Design Iman Rad  /  21 x 21 cm  /  120 pages  /  Bilingual  /  First Edition 2011

Heech came to Parviz Tanavoli in the quiet of his Atelier Kaboud in south Tehran in 1964. In its first manifestation, Tanavoli painted the word heechin yellow oil paint onto a mixed-media piece that was exhibited at the Borghese Gallery in Tehran. The Persian word for nothingness was Tanavoli’s protest against the two major trends that had taken over the Iranian contemporary art scene—works that he felt mimicked “new artistic phenomenon from the West” and were readily bought up by aristocratic art collectors and the fetishization of the calligraphic notation by a growing number of Saqqakhaneh artists.

RUGS

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