TEHRAN, Dec. 4 (Mehr News Agency) - Veteran Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli is busy creating another artwork entitled "Nil" to present at the first (Persian) Gulf Art Fair in Dubai next March, the Persian service of the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported on Monday.
Famous for his series of "Nil" statues, Tanavoli has been invited along with other internationally renowned artists Brian Eno, Cai Guo-Qiang, David Czerny, Subodh Kerkar, Jorge Orta, and Conrad Shawcross to the fair, which is one of the most eagerly anticipated cultural events of 2007.
The artists' works will be displayed at various locations during the fair. Exciting new and old works will be found at the fair on Jumeirah Beach and in the desert at Bab Al Shams.
Tanavoli aims to defend the Iranian identity of the Persian Gulf at the fair. Specifically, he seeks to prove that its name is the "Persian" Gulf.
The fair will take place from March 8 to 10 with the support of the Dubai government's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in the magnificent Jumeirah Madinat Arena and the spectacular Fort Island.
Fifty of the world's top international galleries will be participating in Dubai's first major art fair.
See also related news by ISNA (in Persian)
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