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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Learning Persian Calligraphy in London: A Word With the SOAS Tutor

By Tara Biglari Calligraphy is considered to be one of the most respected disciplines in Iranian culture. Initially created by Ibn Muqlah and his brothers...

Ai Weiwei’s Latest Exhibition Highlights Fate of Iranian Activists

By Tara Biglari Iranian political activists, depicted in LEGO® blocks, are among the works by the outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei featured in his "Trace"...

Pioneering Film Poster Artist Qazi Falls on Hard Times

Manouchehr Qazizadeh, fondly known as “Qazi," was one of Iran’s leading film poster artists before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Now destitute, he is forced...

Looking to Buy Iranian Art? You Can Shop Online With ARTIANA

By Tara Biglari ARTIANA, a gallery based in Dubai, is launching its first auction site for Middle Eastern art in November. ARTIANA has had previous...

France’s Top Photo Festival Spotlights Kiarostami, Shadi Ghadirian

Iranians are in the spotlight this year at France's foremost photography festival, the Rencontres de la Photographie d'Arles. Held in the heart of Provence...

Art and Lingerie: Award-winning Azita Moradkhani Discusses Her ‘Victorious Secrets’

By Tara Biglari Azita Moradkhani is an Iranian-born artist whose work draws inspiration from the great art of the past. She recently won the Young...

Star Architect Farshid Moussavi Co-Curates Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Teaches at Harvard

Iranian-born Farshid Moussavi is one of the very few women at the top of the architectural profession. A professor of architecture at the Harvard...

Iran’s UNESCO Heritage Sites: Persepolis

  Last month, the ancient city of Yazd became the 22nd site in Iran to be inscribed by UNESCO on its World Heritage List, which distinguishes places deemed “of outstanding...

Iran’s UNESCO Heritage Sites: Susa

  Earlier this month, the ancient city of Yazd became the 22nd site in Iran to be inscribed by UNESCO on its World Heritage List, which distinguishes places deemed “of...

Iranian Sculptor Ramin Shirdel Gets Solo Show in London

By Tara Biglari Ramin Shirdel is an Iranian-born architect-turned-sculptor who lives and works in Tehran. Born in 1981, the artist has shown in galleries across...