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Iran to join ancient civilizations forum in Athens
An international forum on ancient civilizations will be held in Athens on 24 April 2017 with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif representing Iran amongst counterparts from nine other countries.
Globally famous watercolor convention in Italy “Fabriano in Aquarello” hosts a group of Iranian artists in 2017 edition of the event.
The Alton band from Azerbaijan is scheduled to give a concert of Azerbaijani folk music at Tehran’s Rudaki Hall on 6 May 2017.
A salt sculpture festival opened at Kaji wetland, eastern Iran, on Friday 21 April 2017.
Iran marked the Earth Day 2017 in a ceremony held at the Department of Environment here on Sunday with the national theme of “together towards clean Earth”.
Cultural remains of the Iron Age era as well as a number of burials belonging to a cemetery in the Islamic era were discovered in Tappeh Silveh 2 in West Azarbaijan.
Icelandic director and producer Fridrik Thor Fridriksson held a film directing workshop on Friday at the Talent Campus (Darol Fonoun) of 35th Fajr Film Festival at Felestin Cinema, Tehran.
Iranian Academy of Arts, affiliated to the presidential office, will conduct a special seminar on Turkmen music.
The works of the French-Japanese architects, Moreau & Kusunok, winners of Guggenheim Helsinki architecture competition of 2015 will be introduced on the occasion of architects’ day in Tehran and Tabriz.
A three-day commemoration for the legendary Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami who died last July will open today at the 35th Fajr International Film Festival, which is currently underway in Tehran.
The modified version of the 1987 Iranian feature film ‘Captain Khorshid’ written and directed by Nasser Taghvai will be unveiled at the 35th Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) on April 22 at Charsou Cineplex in Tehran.
The 3rd edition of ‘Eyes on Main Street,’ a photo festival underway in Downtown Wilson, North Carolina, US, features a work by Iranian photojournalist Majid Saeedi, 43, among 99 other photos.
The obscure religion that shaped the West
It has influenced Star Wars and Game of Thrones – and characters as diverse as Voltaire, Nietzsche and Freddie Mercury have cited it as an inspiration. So what is Zoroastrianism?
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.
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.
Preserving historical fabrics in Iran in comparison to western countries is a newly established endeavor. This concern grew in Europe from several years ago and synchronous to modernization of societies. Technological developments in the twentieth century, providing the possibility to generate multiple copies of artworks firstly heralded a new age, in which Art, previously available only to the elite, was taken and brought among the ruck.
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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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