How is the visionary art of Partou Zia relevant as inward migration and notions of what Islam might mean move up the political agenda? This wide-ranging discussion inspired by the Iranian-British poet-painter, brings together an expert panel on art in exile and the visionary.
With feminist art theorist and digital poet Dr Penny Florence, award-winning novelist, essayist and travel writer Joanna Kavenna, former Director of Tate St Ives and writer, Susan Daniel-McElroy; and Dr Annabelle Sreberny, media specialist and authority on Iranian culture.
About the artist
Partou Zia (b. Tehran 1958, d. Cornwall 2008) was a painter who could convey weighty subjects – love, death, exile – with lightness and vision. Her writing is published for the first time in the book Alchemy: Writers on Truth, Lies and Fiction (Notting Hill Editions).
This event is in partnership with Notting Hill Editions who for a limited time are offering a discount on the book Alchemy via their website, using code TATE5.