Thursday, September 20, 2018

Representing Iranian Identity: Artist Fatemeh Takht Keshian Exhibits in Manchester Library

By Tara Biglari Fatemeh Takht Keshian is an Iranian-born artist living in the U.K. Her latest series is currently on display at the Alexandria Library in Manchester, the U.K. Takht Keshian's work aims to shed light...

Artist Abbas Akhavan Creates Work for Toronto Power Plant

A site-specific installation by the Iranian-born, Toronto-based artist Abbas Akhavan has opened at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery — a former industrial facility — in Toronto. It will be on view until September...

Tehran-Based Architect Alireza Taghaboni Wins Royal Academy Architecture Award

The Tehran-based architect Alireza Taghaboni has just been named as the winner of the Royal Academy Dorfman Award for architecture, given out for the first time this year by the U.K.’s Royal Academy of...

Championing Iranian Art in London: Interview with Rose Issa

By Tara Biglari Rose Issa is a renowned curator, writer and producer who, over the last three decades, has helped introduce Middle Eastern art on the London scene. Artists she has championed include Farhad Moshiri...

Palazzo in Italy Hosts Show of Art by Iranian Women

By Tara Biglari The Palazzo Ducale in Mantua, Italy – an extraordinary group of buildings dating from the 14th to the 17th centuries — recently hosted an exhibition by five female Iranian artists: Parvaneh Etemadi,...

“Persian Picasso” Bahman Mohasses to Get London Exhibition This Year

In September of this year, London will host an exhibition of previously unseen works by the late painter Bahman Mohasses (1931-2010), known as “the Persian Picasso.” Mohasses is one of the most expensive Iranian artists...

Artist Yari Ostovany Exhibits in LA, Explores Art of East and West

By Fred Parvaneh Yari Ostovany is an Iranian-American abstract artist who moved from Iran to the U.S. at the age of 16. His works have been exhibited extensively in the U.S. and internationally, and are...

LACMA Exhibition Explores Present-Day Iranian Society

By Fred Parvaneh The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) recently opened an exhibition titled “In the Fields of Empty Day: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art,” ending September 9. The exhibition...

Tehran MoCA’s New Director Discusses Projects With Europe

The new director of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA), Ali Mohammad Zare, spoke in a recent interview about the museum's collaborations with Western museums and curators, and about the exhibitions planned in...

London Play Highlights Stories of Iranian Expatriates and Migrants

By Tara Biglari "Citizen," a new play on the plight of Iranian expatriates, migrants and refugees, made its debut earlier this week at the Space in London's Isle of Dogs, attracting sizable crowds. Produced by...