May 30, 2006

Word into Art


Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli & Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East is a new exhibition at the British Museum. The exhibition demonstrates the imaginative ways in which artists across the Middle East and North Africa are using the power of the written word in their art today. It includes wonderful examples of calligraphy transforming writing into art, books of poetry, and works which reflect current issues facing the modern Middle East. Sculptures in the British museum?s Great Court include works by Parviz Tanavoli.

>> View my photos of the exhibition here.

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Posted by mehrdad at May 30, 2006 12:26 PM | Art | Look-alikes |