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Teheran, exhibition of the Italian-Iranian artist Akbar Mikhak

An exhibition of three collections by the artist Akbar Mikhak was set up in the gardens of the residence of the Italian Ambassador in Tehran, Giuseppe Perrone. A cultural project accompanying the presentation, on 23 September, of a new episode of the video-series produced by the Italian Embassy called “From Tehran to Rome. A Journey through Art”, which explores the figure of the Italian-Iranian artist who lived in Rome and developed an interest in modernism, abstract art and neo-futurism.


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Rome, he also opened an art gallery (Galleria Altri Temi) and a cultural centre (Centro Culturale Aquario), finally returning to Iran in 1996. 

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The first of the three collections displayed is called “Vague” and consists of 20 postcards arranged on a large panel, depicting the various stages of an ideal journey from Rome to Isfahan and back. The second, called “Living Soul”, features 6 stylised photographs of water reflections of Venice. The third, called “Playing with the Letters of the Alphabet”, comprises 4 paintings of abstract calligraphy, focusing on the reinterpretation and combination of signs and letters of the Persian and Latin alphabets.