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RESULTS of Christie's Modern & Contemporary Art October 2016 Auction
The October Christie's Modern and Contemporary Art Auction in Dubai ended with all the 19 works from the Iranian School of Saqqakhaneh sold
Acclaimed Iranian documentary “Starless Dreams” directed by Mehrdad Oskui received the special jury award for the best international documentary at the 6th Antenna Documentary Film Festival, which was held in Sydney, Australia from October 11 to 16.
An exhibition of photos reintroducing the society of Iranian female photographers will open in Tehran’s Shirin Gallery on Friday.
Four Iranian films are competing in the 10th International Meeting of Archaeological Films of the Mediterranean Area and Beyond known as the Agon Archaeological Film Festival running from October 17 to 23.
Pietro Floridia, the director of the Italian theater company Cantieri Meticci, in collaboration with the Iranian Mowj Theater Troupe, will be performing “The Violin of the Titanic” with a number of Iranian actors in Tehran’s City Theater Complex in December.
Three Iranian films will compete in various sections of the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star, which will open in the Indian city tomorrow.
The call for the fourth competition of music composition is published by Iran's House of Music.
Australia’s first showcase of narrative artworks by leading contemporary Iranian illustrators will open on November 11.
Director of 60th International Festival of Contemporary Music at the Venice Biennial Ivan Fedele praised Iran's performance at the event's closing program on October 16.
‘Paradise’ by Iranian filmmaker Ali Atshani won three top prizes at the 14th Chelsea Film Festival in New York, US.
Two Iranian Short films "More than Two Hours" directed by Ali Asgari and "Survival" by Masoud Hatami were awarded at the 19th Italian International Film Festival Cortolovere.
The short film Fan directed by Ali Delkari will be screened at five International Film Festivals.
One and Three Ideas: Conceptualism Before, During, and After Conceptual Art
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.
In the 1960s and ’70s, politicization meant taking a position, establishing and following a political program, taking up armed struggle, putting one’s skills (including art) at the service of the revolution, fighting in the name of the horizon of state socialism, and acting in solidarity with anti-imperialist and decolonization struggles.
Painters may view scenes in a way that's similar to how the world really is: A mishmash of colors, lines and shapes.
In recent years, in celebration of the Persian New Year, the Tehran Municipality and the Organization of Tehran Beautification have been organizing an annual spring urban art event comprised of art exhibits and installations in public spaces around the city. With each coming year the event has grown larger with a greater number of participating artists and encompassing a wider range of art forms...
Abstract A discerning trait of Persian painting, which differentiates it from the Western style of painting, is the irrefutable resemblance between the male and female figures. Persian painting is closely entwined with Persian poetry and therefore, the primary focus of this study are the illustrations accompanying poems which narrate Persian folklores in order to have portrayals of culturally well-known male and female figures. An attempt is made to compare and demonstrate the similarities between the studies done on Persian literature and metaphor, and the studies done on Persian art...
Nowrouz is the only festival that is still celebrated across the entire “Iranian World”; meaning the world that was once defined by the boundaries of the Iranian Empire and the land on which Iranian culture remains alive. The term “Iranian World” remaining from the late Iranian archaeologist Shahriar Adl (2) refers to a geographical region that covers today’s country of Iran as well as Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and even parts of India and what was once known as the Ottoman Empire...
Looking back on twentieth century modernism from the standpoint of today, it seems that its major aesthetic component was actually provincialism. Across the world, different forms of social and economic modernization emerged, leading artists to develop new practices that broke from tradition to engage with these shifting circumstances. However, the early canonization of “modern art” in Western Europe, followed by the transfer of power to New York towards the middle of the century, meant that most practitioners were inevitably forced to benchmark themselves against external examples. This produced major power imbalances between artists from different nations
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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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Opening: Friday, October 21, 2016
Hadi Mohebali
21 – 26 October 2016
Hooman Mehdizadehjafari
Opening: On Friday October 21, 2016
Nasser Bakhshi
Painting Exhibition by Mohammad Ali Sadjadi
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