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Join us at the Tate Modern to discuss themes including cross-cultural artistic traditions, exile and the visionary

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Host: Tate
Location: Tate Modern, Southwark Room, Level 5 Switch House, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG
Speaker: Professor Penny Florence, Joanna Kavenna, Abigail Reynolds

A discussion around the timely issues raised in the work of Partou Zia (1958-2008), the Iranian-British artist, whose painting is in the Tate collection. Themes include cross-cultural artistic traditions, exile and the visionary. Sponsored by Notting Hill Editions, in whose recent essay collection, Alchemy, Zia’s writing is published for the first time.

With feminist art theorist and digital poet Dr Penny Florence (Emeritus Professor, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL; chair); award-winning novelist, essayist and travel writer Joanna Kavenna; former Director of Tate St Ives and writer on Zia, Susan Daniel-McElroy; and Dr Annabelle Sreberny the media specialist and authority on Iran in a global context (Emeritus Professor: Centre for Media Studies, SOAS University of London).

Followed by an open discussion and drinks.

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