This sweeping display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (29 May–12 September) spans some 5,000 years of Iranian civilisation. More than 300 objects are on display from every period of Iranian history, ranging from Achaemenid reliefs to medieval manuscripts, Safavid textiles and ceramics, Qajar paintings and work by contemporary artists such as Parviz Tanavoli and Shirin Neshat. Find out more from the V&A’s website – and read Matthew P. Canepa on the Sasanian dynasty, from the February 2021 issue of Apollo, here.
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‘She changed how we encounter sculpture’ – remembering Phyllida Barlow (1944–2023)