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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Portrayals of Women by San Francisco-Based Artist Farnaz Zabetian

By Mani Tehrani In the modern world, gender discussions are focused predominantly on women’s rights, no doubt because of the centuries of discrimination that women...

Life in a 3-D Harem: Interview with Artist Marjan Moghaddam

By Farid Khalifi The word 'harem' refers to domestic quarters reserved for women in a Muslim family that are inaccessible to adult males except close...

In Manou’s London Exhibition, War Helmets Get a Second Life

By Tara Biglari Living in a world that seems increasingly dominated by radical groups, ideological conflict and hatred, the Iranian artist Manou Marzban is on...

Warhol Museum Gives Farhad Moshiri His First Big Solo Show

The Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has just opened the first solo museum exhibition by Farhad Moshiri, one of Iran's best-known living artists. "Farhad Moshiri:...

Iranian Artists Are Focus of D.C. Exhibition ‘Urban Mapping’

By Tara Biglari Works by 10 Iranian artists are headlining at the Hillyer Art Space in a quaint neighborhood of downtown Washington, D.C. The exhibition,...

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...