From Tehran to Rome. A Journey through Art


With the new century enter, precisely the 15th, Iran and its people restart to have hope about a new beginnig for better future. For highlight cultural link between Italy and Iran a new video-series dedicated to the most representative faces of Italian and Iranian contemporaney art. “From Tehran to Rome. A Journey through Art” was inaugurated yesterday at the residence of the Ambassador of Italy in Tehran , Giuseppe Perrone.

What is “From Tehran to Rome. A Journey through Art”?

Is a series of seven monographic episodes produced by the Italian Embassy in Theran, in collaboration with Iranian artists Yasmin Zandieh and Ehsan Ronagh which rapresent seven modern and contemporaney artists whose training and works are influenzed by artistic cultures of both countries

The purpose of the initiative

This initiative has the purpose of emphasize the deep of the cultural link between Italy and Iran. Above all in an excellent sector about fine Arts. Has declared Perrone. On occasion of the project inauguration in the residental garden in Tehran, the promo video and the first episode dedicated to the italian-Iranian artist Bizhan Bassiri were been projected.

The first episode of “From Teharan to Rome. A Journey through Art”

The first episod of the series is dedicated to the collection of works “Tapesh” or “Heartbeat”. It’s inspired to succestion who has product in Bassiri the Vesuvio eruction in 1979 and to the different shape of magma that the artist compared to the human brain during the process of thought formation (magmatic thinking)

Bizhan Bassiri

The Italia-Iranian artist born in 1954 and moved in Italy at the age of 21, studied scenography at the Academy of fine Arts in Rome and created most of his works in Italy. The works of Bassiri were recently exhibited in Iran on the occasion of the Italian Contemporary Art Day in the world. 2019 edition at the Terhan Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Other important acknowledgments of Bassiri’s work include the exhibition “Tapesh” at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017); “Meteorite Narvalo” at 58th Venice Biennale (2019); “Motlagh” at the Museum Contemporary Art in Tehran (2015) and the “Nour” collection at the Aan Gallery in Tehran (2015) and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Abadan (2016). The promotional video of the series and the first episode are available from yesterday on the Embassy’s social channels

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