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Vision is out there

​Partou Zia, Fenced Horizons, 2005 With kind permission of Richard Cook

​Partou Zia Fenced Horizons 2005 With kind permission of Richard Cook

Join us to discuss pressing issues about art in these times of international upheaval

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.

Tate Modern

Southwark Room, Level 5 Blavatnik Building

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

14 March 2017 at 19.00–20.30