From Radical to Radial: Perspectives on the Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis

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From Radical to Radial: Perspectives on the Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis

Balinese Gamelan Gong Kebyar concert with traditional dancers, Open Air Theatre, 1969

Recalling the “utopian stage” of the Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis (1967–77), Vali Mahlouji outlines a pluralistic event that advanced “Third World-ism” as a postcolonial model and subverted the binary relationship of modernism and traditionalism.

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