Michael Stevenson: Celebration at Persepolis (2008)

9 December 2015, dusan

“The longest state banquet of the twentieth century.

Michael Stevenson revisits the site of an infamous week-long party held in 1971 by the Shah of Iran amongst the ruins of the ancient Persian city of Persepolis. Reconstructing part of the temporary architecture built for the celebrations (itself now a ruin) Stevenson looks at this pivotal moment in Iranian history which led towards the subsequent cultural revolution.

In June 2007 Stevenson exhibited a reconstruction of one of the guest tents in its current state, at actual scale, at Art Basel 38. The publication is an expanded version of this Basel presentation.”

Edited by Nav Haq and Elisa Kay
Texts by Martin Clark and Michael Stevenson
Publisher Christoph Keller Editions, Zurich, and Arnolfini, Bristol, 2008
ISBN 3905829487, 9783905829488
64 pages
via Corner College


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