A documentary on the Italian artist Vincenzo Bianchini (“From Tehran to Rome. A Journey through Art”), who spent a long period of his life in Iran between the 1950s and 1970s, was screened on 19 March 2022 in the Residence of the Italian Ambassador in Tehran, Giuseppe Perrone.
During the event, Ambassador Perrone said: “Vincenzo Bianchini was an important and evocative artist, whose work has yet to be adequately discovered and appreciated. He has shown that a man, an artist, can become a better person and a better artist by discovering and embracing new cultures and lifestyles.” He also added: “I am happy that the Italian Embassy in Tehran is part of this new project and that the upcoming exhibition at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, with the support of our Embassy, will give a voice to an Italian artist who stands as a symbol of dialogue between the Italian and the Persian culture.”
Doctor, humanist, and artist, Bianchini has left a vivid memory in Iran not only for his humanitarian work, but also for his artistic work, carried out over 24 years spent in the most remote areas of the country, such as the provinces of Razavi Khorasan, Kurdistan, and Kerman. Through medicine, literature, and art, Bianchini has welcomed and given voice to the suffering of the most humble and disadvantaged people. His work, associated in its style and inspiration with the Italian artistic movement “Arte Povera”, consists today of a large number of paintings and sculptures, as well as collections of poems translated into Persian.