Epic Iranwill explore 5,000 years of art, design, and culture through 300 objects, ancient to contemporary, in what will be the first major exhibition of Iranian art since a 1931 survey at the Royal Academy. Visitors will be able to discover Persian, Islamic, and modern Iranian culture through a diverse range of mediums including sculpture, textiles, photography, and film. Loans from renowned private collections such as the Sarikhani Collection will also furnish the exhibition with stunning rarities.
The exhibition has already caused controversy on the international stage in the face of escalating tensions between the US and Iran. However, with Epic Iran, the V&A hopes to 'offer a fresh perspective on a country that is so often seen through a different lens in the news'. The museum has already grappled with environmental issues in their provocative multimedia exhibition FOOD: Bigger than the plate. With this new exhibition, the V&A seem to turn their gaze on political issues by showing how a rich survey of the past can pave the way for new cross-cultural dialogues – and this alone deserves the title of 'epic'.
Tickets on sale summer 2020. Watch this space.
|What||Epic Iran, V&A|
|Where||V&A, South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL | MAP|
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
17 Oct 20 – 04 Apr 21, 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM
|Website||Click here for more information|