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Rises the morning wind and the scent of Norouz For the happiness of friends and good fortune
Actor and director Javad Ensafi, 65, has brought his five years of research in Norouz (New Year) traditions and festivities into a play based on the vernal equinox.
Running in its 11th consecutive year, Christie’ March auction will be one of the largest to date showcasing the very best of modern and contemporary art from the region, in particular the concurrent themes and images that were tackled across Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Egypt.
The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA) plans to organize an international festival for interdisciplinary art.
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.
Amongst final preparations to salute the Iranian New Year, people observe Chaharshanbeh-Suri, a deeply-rooted-in-time ceremony that, according to tradition, is a bid to ward off all the misfortunes and bad omens, hoping that wishes will come true.
Works by photojournalists covering the raging inferno in Tehran’s Plasco Building in January and events in the aftermath of the tragedy are on display in an exhibition titled “Love and Fire” at the Iranian Artists Forum.
Iranian director Narges Abyar received best director award for his latest film “Breath” at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWIFF), which was held in the Canadian city from 8 to 12 March 2017.
Styles of performing by veteran musicians Shir Mohammad Espandar and Qanbar Rastgu have been registered on the National Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
ranian animated movie 'Ascribed Achievement', directed by Samaneh Shojaei, will be screened in the Greek capital, Athens and in Birmingham, the UK.
The acclaimed Iranian documentaries “A157” and “Sonita” will go on screen at the Movies that Matter Festival, which will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 24 March to 1 April 2017.
History did not exist, when Norouz did
With spring beginning in winter Warming up our icy hearts
Celebrating the commencement of the New Year is amongst the oldest and the most universally observed festivals, and has a long history in the Middle East and Mesopotamia. The Sumerians, the founders of some of the oldest city-states in ancient Mesopotamia (bain al-nahrayn 3000BC, present day southern Iraq), celebrated their new year by growing barley in the first month of their calendar in March/April and....
In Iran Norouz marks the beginning of the year and symbolizes nature’s renewal and rebirth after the passing of winter. It is a time when humans escape their doldrums and renew their ways by engaging in social activities and group efforts in work outside the home in the fields. Held at the beginning of the first month of spring, Farvardin, according to the Persian Calendar, Norouz as stated by Abu-Rayhan Biruni is the day of ‘new birth’ and...
Not only celebration and joy is necessary for having a normal hopeful human life, but there is a meaning in attending the beginning of the year; its meaning for us is to know that a year of our life is over and another year is beginning; a year is gone and another year is coming. It is to remember the year passed and evaluate our good and evil deeds; to make plans for the coming year and to bring to mind good benevolent thoughts, accompanied with good benevolent feelings as well as joyfulness and hope...
Iranians knew that the sun has two major cycles. One is that it returns to the first minute of Aries after three hundred and sixty five days and a quarter of a day, but it cannot return on exactly the same day and time because the duration decreases continuously each year...
Some people say that it’s the 5,778th time that Iranians across the world are celebrating the ancient Persian New Year festival, Norouz. However, some history experts believe that Norouz has been enshrined and observed for more than 15,000 years, well before the official establishment of the Persian Empire.
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. .
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Born in 1936 to a prominent dynasty in the ancient city of Neyshapur, in the province of Khorasan, Iran. Iran Darroudi is a revered Iranian painter, director, writer, art critic and university professor. Her paternal family was among well-known merchants in the north-eastern province, while her maternal family were Caucasian merchants, who immigrated to Iran and settled in Mash-had after the Soviet Revolution.


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