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From the Caspian Sea to Connecticut: Interview with Artist Sheyda Ardalan

By Fred ParvanehSheyda Ardalan – art professor, painter, sculptor and lover of nature – has just opened a solo painting exhibition at New York's...

Ancient Persian Wine Jugs Discovered In Markazi Province

  Two ancient wine jugs from the Sassanid Empire (224 A.D. to 651 A.D.) have been discovered in the city of Ashtian, in Iran’s central...

LACMA Hosts Mideast Collecting Panel with Sotheby’s Roxane Zand

 By Fred Parvaneh Who are the art collectors and patrons of the present-day Middle East? That was the theme of a panel discussion held last...

Iran at the Venice Biennale (Part II): Shirin Neshat’s New Portraits

The Iranian-born visual artist Shirin Neshat is very much in the spotlight at this year's Venice Biennale – the world's oldest and most extensive international...

Iran at the Venice Biennale (Part I): A Visit to the Iranian Pavilion

By Ahmad RafatIran is among the 85 countries taking part this year in the Venice Biennale, the world's largest and oldest art fair. The...

Targeting ISIS in Her Art: Morehshin Allahyari Shows in London

The Iranian-American artist Morehshin Allahyari won herself an important accolade last year: she was voted one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2016...
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Iranian-Born Oxford Fish-and-Chips Shop Owner Exhibits Photographic Eye for Character

By Corrie ParsonsonA British-Iranian street photographer based in Oxford, England is capturing his subjects in a deeply affectionate “tapestry of characters.” The photographer also...
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Tehran Museum Show in Berlin Fell Prey to Politics, Says Museum Founder Kamran Diba

By Azadeh Karimi & Ali EshtyaghKamran Diba was the architect and founding director of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA), which ranks today as...
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Photo London, Co-Founded by Iranian-Born Fariba Farshad, Opens

By Corrie ParsonsonThe third annual Photo London fair opened earlier this week at Somerset House, a grand neoclassical building on the banks of the...

Trump Election Inspires Artist Afruz Amighi As She Exhibits in London

By Corrie Parsonson
Afruz Amighi is renowned for her diaphanous and architectural shadow-based sculptures. Her work is now in a new exhibition, Shifting Landscapes, at London’s Sophia Contemporary Gallery.