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Featured Event

May 2015
A Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts Shiraz-Persepolis

21 April - 04 October 2015
The Whitechapel Gallery

 

The Whitechapel Gallery presents a new archive display which documents the history of the Festival of Arts Shiraz-Persepolis, a ground-breaking international arts festival held around Shiraz, Iran, every summer from 1967–1977. 
 

 

To hear a talk on this exhibition by Vali Mahlouji, click here. 

 

The ancient Persian ruins of Persepolis were a spectacular backdrop for ‘one of the most adventurous and idiosyncratic festivals in the world’ (Artforum). A melting pot of Asian, African and international avant-garde music, theatre and performance, the festival featured artists, including, sitar player Ravi Shankar, shahnai player Bismillah Khan and American composer John Cage, alongside Rwandan drummers and Balinese Gamelan musicians and dancers. Orghast, a play by poet Ted Hughes and Mahin Tajadod, co-directed by Peter Brook, was staged, while Merce Cunningham’s dancers performed calisthenics among the ruins of Persepolis.

 

The exhibition was curated by Vali Mahlouji in association with The Whitechapel Gallery.


 
Past Events
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December 2016
Exhibition as Editing Exercise | Publication Launch | Delfina Foundation

November 2016
Exhibition as Editing Exercise | A project by Nader Koochaki | Winner of MOP CAP 2015

September 2016
Contemporary Iranian Art Exhibition Opening | LA

September 2016
Fereydoun Ave|Panel Discussion & Film Premiere | LA

September 2016
Contemporary Iranian Art | VIP Dinner & Auction

July 2016
European Women in Persian Houses | British Museum

April 2016
Talking Asphalt | MOPCAP 2015 in Tehran

March 2016
'Remembering Tomorrow' | Dubai | Private Dinner & Auction

February 2016
'Remembering Tomorrow' | Tehran | Exhibition Preview & Cocktail Reception.

October 2015
MOP CAP 2015 Finalist VIP Auction Dinner | London

September 2015
MOP CAP 2015 Finalist Exhibition Opening | London

August 2015
MOP/Parasol Unit Research Resident 2015 Talk

May 2015
A Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts Shiraz-Persepolis

May 2015
Nicky Nodjoumi: From Tehran to New York

March 2015
MOP CAP 2015 Shortlist Exhibition | Dubai

March 2015
Nowrouz Auction Gala Benefit 2015 | Dubai

November 2014
MOP Foundation Fundraising Exhibition

November 2014
Sotheby's New York Contemporary Day Sale

October 2014
Sara Rahbar Art and Life

October 2014
Behnam Sadighi | The Reminder | Publication Launch

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