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Huge mural depicting Shahnameh story adorns Tehran Ferdowsi Square
A huge miniature painting featuring the First Battle of Rustam and Afrasiyab, a story from Ferdowsi’s epic masterpiece Shahnameh, was unveiled in Tehran’s Ferdowsi Square last week.
An exhibition of Persian classic paintings will be held at the Harvard Art Museums, part of Harvard University in Massachusetts, the US, 20 May to 13 August 2017.
Iranian illustrator Ali Buzari has been selected for the jury of the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) 2017.
Works by land artist Ahmad Nadalian on the Persian Gulf islands of Qeshm and Hormoz will be reviewed in an exhibition titled “The Color of Island”, which will open at the Khaneh Mahmudieh Art Gallery in Tehran on Thursday 11 May 2017.
A group exhibition opening at the gallery of Tehran’s Mellat Cinema Complex this weekend will feature new styles in the contemporary Iranian art.
Kambiz Derambakhsh, a cartoonist famous for his quick and simple cartoons, plans to hold his second cut-rate exhibit, which will open on Friday.
 
 
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«Artification and the Aesthetic Regime of Art
The author discusses “artification” and attempts to ascertain whether some common features can be found between artification and Jacques Rancière’s aesthetics, especially his notion of the “aesthetic regime of art.”
Often a question arises when I am talking about my work... it might be hostile or just as often, simply curious. "Do you really think that art can change the world?"
According to Parvaneh Etemadi, she has acquired Bahman Mohassess’ taste and Jalal Al-Ahmad’s courage. She is Frank. Yet, frankness is just one of her personality. She challenges the current form of knowledge and cognition and expresses far-fetched concepts with new modules, which provokes positive and negative reactions to her approach.
Alexander Kluge and Hans Ulrich Obrist Hans Ulrich Obrist: It is the beginning of 2017. What will happen? Alexander Kluge: It has been one hundred years since the Russian Revolution. Five hundred years since Martin Luther. Be careful of Silicon Valley. They’re the flower children of 1968, so to speak...
This week, New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) rehung its prized Modern galleries, swapping out works by greats like Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso for works by artists from the Muslim-majority countries affected by President Trump’s travel ban.
British Museum is holding a small exhibition of works by Iranian artists titled: "Iranian Voices." The modern and contemporary art of Iran tells a multiplicity of stories. Made by Iranian artists of different generations, the works in this display include a variety of media from collage to artist books and photography. The narratives highlight an engagement with Iranian history from the legendary tales of the Shahnameh or Book of Kings (an epic in verse written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi in about AD 1010) to insights into the politics of recent decades. Between them, they present a series of vivid snapshots of the art and preoccupations of some of Iran’s most significant artists.
 

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