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Call for the 6th Intl. filmfest for Peace, Inspiration & Equality
The 2017 International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration, and Equality (IFFPIE) in Jakarta, Indonesia, is calling for film submissions from across the world.
An exhibition of exquisite rugs, precious scripts and patchworks and photos remaining from the Qajar reign is opening today 23 May 2017 at Golestan Palace Complex in Tehran
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.
The National Museum of Iran has put on show a rarely-seen collection of its treasure trove in a month-long exhibit that opened to the public on Wednesday 18 May 2017.
Kalpourgan pottery production dates back to 7,000 years and has been handed over through generations from mothers to daughters.
70th Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, May 17, in the resort city of Cannes, France.
Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof represents Iran at the Un Certain Regard competition section of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, May 17-28, with his latest film ‘Lerd’ (A Man of Integrity).
According to the agreement signed between the National Committee of Iranian Museums and the International Council of Museums, this term of ICOM-ASPAC Conference and General Assembly will be held in autumn in Tehran.
Calling all creatives! The annual World Standards Day contest organized by IEC, ISO and ITU is now double the fun – participate with either a poster OR video!
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.
The Tehran Symphony Orchestra conducted by Shahdad Rohani is scheduled to give a concert entitled “Nations’ Symphony” at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Tuesday 16 May 2017.
Submissions have been invited for the 6th International Urban Film Festival in Tehran.
«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...
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?
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.”
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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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