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Iranian artworks for Peace on display at UN office in Geneva
An exhibition of artworks by Iranian artists titled Art for Peace is underway on the sidelines of the 34th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
A painting exhibition by Iranian artist Sara Ashrafi will open at Galerie Duo in the Swiss city of Sion from March 24.
Curated by Heinz Peter Schwerfel, an Exhibition of the internationally known Iranian artist Shirin Neshat’s two new video-installations and a collection of her new photographs “Dreamers” has been on display at Dirimart, Istanbul since 24 February 2017l.
A selected exhibition of artworks from what has become known as Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA)’s Treasure will open today 7 March 2017 in Tehran.
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hessam Rahmanian and Shirin Yousef are the four Iranian artists participating in the group exhibition Speak, Lokal, held on 3-7 March 2017 at Kunstahalle Zurich.
A group painting exhibition will be held on 4-5 March 2017 at Blue 7 Gallery in Los Angels America.
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What to Make of MoMA’s Stand on Trump’s Travel Ban/A closer look at what the rehang actually means.
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.
In times of uncertainty, art and culture become free spaces to transform cultural differences and political conflicts. “Uncertain States”, the Academy’s main autumn programme, opens up a space of artistic resistance to the loss of cultural memory, and to violence and xenophobia. .
Recently we have seen a growing interest in realism, which for a long time seemed historically passé. But the notion of realism is not as obvious as it seems. One often understands “realism” to mean the production of mimetic images of “reality.”
Tactically, conceptualism is no doubt the strongest position of the three; for the tired nominalist can lapse into conceptualism and still allay his puritanic conscience with the reflection that he has not quite taken to eating lotus with the Platonists.
One of the consequences of globalization and the deterritorialization of financial capital has been that the decisions that affect world citizens are now made by representatives of a corporate oligarchy untethered from the direct interests of nation-states. Secret negotiations and treaties have taken the place of constitutions and other forms of social contract, becoming the dominant method for managing natural resources, transnational security, copyright, privatization, food autonomy, financial fluxes, drug patents, and so forth.