Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Artist Azadeh Ghotbi Draws Crowds at Her London Show

By Tara Biglari Walking down London’s Piccadilly on a cold, windy January evening, women and men in long coats and thick scarves peeled off into the Herrick Gallery. Located in Mayfair, the space was filled...

From Ivy League Campus to Abstract Canvas: A Portrait of the Artist Azadeh Ghotbi

Iranian-born artists often signpost their culture in the artworks that they create. They cover their canvases with Persian calligraphy, replicate motifs found in ancient miniatures, and represent women cloaked in the chador. Azadeh Ghotbi takes a different route: abstraction. Yet her works are no less connected to her country of origin. Azadeh left Iran when she was a little girl

Architect Farshid Moussavi Collects Medal from Prince Charles, Designs for Harrods

Iranian-born British architect Farshid Moussavi, who was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) honor by the Queen last year, has joined the jury for the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture in...

Two Generations of Iranian Art Surveyed in New London Exhibition

A new exhibition curated by Tehran-based Azar Mahmoudian has just opened at The Mosaic Rooms in London as part of the gallery’s 10th anniversary series. “When Legacies Become Debts” examines personal and collective forms...

Iranian Refugee Portrait Leads Hoda Afshar to Win Australia’s Top Photography Award

The Melbourne-based, Iranian-born artist Hoda Afshar is the 2018 winner of the Bowness Photography Prize, Australia’s most important photography award, for her “Portrait of Behrouz Boochani, Manus Island.” Afshar was selected from among 50 finalists...

Splendid Safavid Carpet Shown at the Met Now on Display at Houston Museum

Garden Paradise: The Magnificent Safavid Carpet from the Burrell Collection, Glasgow is a rarely displayed masterpiece that was exhibited for the first time in the United States at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art...

Aga Khan Museum Hosts Dazzling Exhibition of Qajar Art

A fascinating exhibition has opened at Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum showcasing a selection of masterpieces created under the Qajar dynasty between 1785 and 1925. Transforming Traditions: The Arts of 19th Century Iran brings together...

Painter Whose Artworks Were Destroyed Has Berlin Show

By Azadeh Karimi Jaleh Pourhang-Ramezani was the first woman artist to paint a female nude in Iran. After the 1979 Islamic Revolution, authorities destroyed many of her works, prompting Mrs. Pourhang-Ramezani to leave Iran. She...
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Iranian Epic Shadow Play on Show in Beijing

Reuters: A shadow play that combines puppetry, art and digital animation to tell an ancient Persian tale has delighted theater lovers at Beijing's Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on Wednesday. Titled "Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic", the show...

Iranian Master Sculptor Siah Armajani to Exhibit at Met Breuer in February

The first comprehensive retrospective in the United States devoted to the work of the Iranian-born American sculptor Siah Armajani is currently on at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Organized with New York’s...