April 2018


Isfahan-Paris Cultural Week


Iran Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the Isfahan-Paris Cultural Week which will be held in Paris 7-14 April. A series of cultural events, conferences, lectures, films, concerts and exhibitions will be held in the heart of Paris. This exciting cultural week coincides with the exhibition ‘Musée du Louvre à Téhéran’ at the National Museum of Iran which is in partnership with the Iran Heritage Foundation and the Qadjar exhibition ‘L’Empire des Roses’ at Louvre Lens.

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Bahman Mohassess: 

The Craftsman, the Poet, and the Prince

Lecture by Morad Montazami


'Head I’© estate of Bahman Mohassess


Organised by

Iran Heritage Foundation


​Wednesday 11th April 2018, 18.30


Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP 


"Bahman Mohassess (1931-2010), primarily as a painter and sculptor, but also as a stage director and translator, tried to overcome the tragic vision that characterises the 20th century through an aesthetic of catastrophe and artistic universe inhabited by grotesque personages. Putting Iranian history into the post-World War II international context, his works confront political events and traumas. His one-of-a-kind intercultural dialogue with the surrealists, A. Giacometti, Henry Moore, Primitivism and also Renaissance art, led him on a truly cosmopolitan journey, between actual places and secret geographies.” - Morad Montazami


Morad Montazami is an art historian, publisher and curator. He works as a research curator concerned with the Middle East and North Africa for Tate Modern (London). He has published several essays on artists such as Jeremy Deller, Francis Alÿs, Zineb Sedira, Éric Baudelaire, Walid Raad, Latif al-Ani, Mohammed Melehi, Faouzi Laatiris. He also runs the journal Zamân (Textes, images et documents) as editor-in-chief and is publishing director of Zamân Books, committed to exploring transnational studies of Arab, Asian and African modernities. He recently curated the exhibition Mnemosyne syndrome at Ab/Anbar gallery, Tehran, February-March 2018 and will curate a cycle of three research exhibitions, Cosmic Roads: Relocating Modernism, at the Mosaic Rooms, London in September 2018.     

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