Sotheby's and Harper's Bazaar Art To Host Panel Discussion On Iranian Modernism

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Apr 13 2016 / 20:13 PM

Some of Iran’s most prominent artists will take centre stage at Sotheby's first-ever Iranian single owner sale next week

Sotheby's and Harper's Bazaar Art To Host Panel Discussion On Iranian Modernism
Farhad Moshiri

Ahead of the Alchemy: Objects of Desire auction, Harper’s Bazaar Art is teaming up with iconic auction house Sotheby's for an exclusive panel discussion on the evolution of Iranian modernism. 

Iranian modernism throughout the 1960s and '70s will form the cornerstone of Sunday’s discussion, which sees Rebecca Anne Proctor, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar Art, chair a panel alongside curator, writer and producer Rose Issa.

Celebrated for introducing Western audiences to some of the Middle East’s most eminent artists, London-based Issa, who has championed visual art and film from the Middle East for more than 30 years, will be joined by Shirin Tavakolian, ‎founder and director of Shirin Art Gallery in Tehran and New York, and Roxane Zand, Sotheby's Deputy Chairman for the Middle East.

The panelists will explore how the Gulf country’s art scene has evolved from the 1970s until now, as well as discuss Tehran’s position as an art hub. It will also set the scene for the aforementioned auction, which will be held on April 21, and the relaunch of Sotheby’s 20th Century Art/Middle East sale, held on April 17.  – Tracey Scott

The panel discussion takes place on April 17 at Sotheby's New Bond Street location