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Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art to showcase Riccardo Zipoli photos


Riccardo Zipoli

TEHRAN, Dec. 30 (Mehr News Agency) -- Photographic works by the renowned Italian artist Riccardo Zipoli are to be exhibited at Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA) from February 14.

Zipoli is a professor of Persian language and literature at the University of Venice where he himself studied. Iranian photographer Seifollah Samadian is acting as secretary of the event.


The exhibition will comprise photos by Zipoli together with the works of five Iranian celebrated photographers, TMCA curator Habibollah Sadeqi told Mehr News Agency, MNA reported on Sunday.

Professor Zipoli will be traveling to Iran to attend the exhibition. The names of the Iranian participants have not yet been announced.


About 60 of Zipoli's photos will be displayed. His works depict the relationship between photography and literature. They have been inspired by Persian poetry, and particularly by that of sufi Abdul Qader Bidel Dehlavi (1642-1720).


In October 2007 Zipoli's photos of Iran, together with works by Abbas Kiarostami and 56 other Iranian photographers, were showcased at the Centro Culturale Candiani in Mestre, Venice.


The TMCA's exhibition of selected works from the 7th Iran Contemporary Painting Biennial, together with paintings from the museum's storeroom, has been postponed due to Zipoli's visit and the exhibit of his photography.


Related Article:

Riccardo Zipoli: The Iranian literature and landscape

The web site of Riccardo Zipoli features some very amazing photos of Iranian landscape and people. I had previously read about Riccardo Zipoli and seen some of his photographs of Iran thanks to a report by Syma Sayyah (Riccardo Zipoli's Photos of Iran at Tehran's Silk Road Gallery). So when I found out about his web site, I took the opportunity and asked him to tell our readers about himself and how he became tangled with the Iranian literature and landscape!  Why was he attracted to study Persian literature?  What inspired him to travel so extensively in Iran?  What does he find in Iranian landscape?...


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