Iranian Art

International Photo Exhibition Opens in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province

Visitors pose in front of artworks during the 18th China International Photographic Art Exhibition (CIPAE), which opens in Wuxi, east China’s Jiangsu Province, Aug 3, 2022. Photo : Courtesy of Zhang Shuangshuang The 18th China International Photographic Art Exhibition (CIPAE) kicked off Wednesday in Wuxi, east China’s Jiangsu Province. Nearly …

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Niasar’s Chahar-Taq is an example of Sasanian architecture, says tourism official

TEHRAN — A tourism official said Niasar’s Chahar-Taq, which is an ancient square-shaped brick hall topped with a domed roof, is an example of fine architecture during the Sasanian era. “The Chahar-Taq (Chahartaq) of Niasar is a clear example of architectural knowledge and building technology in the Sasanian era, and …

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Disfigured colorful art installation near Vegas needs cleaning | app

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stephanie Heiner arrives at the Seven Magic Mountains public art exhibit on the outskirts of Las Vegas and shakes her head in disbelief at the mess. The desert art installation of seven towers of brightly painted rocks up to 35 feet high, and with the mountain …

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KMC to name park after Hazrat Salman Farsi on 75th anniversary of Pak-Iran relations

Karachi Administrator Lawyer Murtaza Wahab on Friday approved two Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) resolutions requesting that the park near the Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Iran be named after Hazrat Salman Farsi, and the Gosha Art Park in Boat Basin, Clifton, after famous musician Sohail Rana. In a …

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Mehwish Hayat – the leading lady

Imaintenance Known for her starring roles in films like Load Wedding, Actor-in-Law and Punjab Nahi Jaungi, Mehwish Hayat has dominated the big screen ever since. Although she is popularly recognized as a movie actress, Mehwish got her start on the small screen. She gave memorable performances in drama serials like …

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Dubai: the scene of cultural diversity – News

Artists of all ethnicities, cultures and colors are the hallmark of the region’s artistic landscape; they say how welcome they feel here Published: Sun 24 Jul 2022, 00:16 The United Arab Emirates is home to over 200 nationalities, which is just one of the many reasons each of us experiences …

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The exhibition explores the shift from paisley prints from Persian palaces to psychedelic symbolism

Paisley, the teardrop pattern that has decorated everything from Torah scrolls to bandanas, has its moment in “Paisley, a Princely Pattern,” an exhibit at the Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem. The design-focused exhibition, open since May, oscillates between past and present as it follows the metamorphosis of cashmere from …

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North Vancouver could build a memorial for the victims of Flight 752

“When the hard times come, we’re here for each other. We’re here for each other because we all want to belong.” The city of North Vancouver should host a permanent memorial for those killed in the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, Mayor Linda Buchanan said. The Council passed …

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Defective tiles will be removed from the majestic Imam Mosque

TEHRAN — Earlier this year and after years of restoration, scaffolding was partially dismantled from the dome of the majestic Imam Mosque. However, it revealed rows of faulty tiles, which are now promised to be replaced with flawless tiles. “Defective and problematic tiles that cause irregularities in the surface of …

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ARTNYC gallery presents a new exhibition: The Touch of Natural Energy

NEW YORK – July 13, 2022 – (Newswire.com) ARTNYC Gallery will present a new exhibition, showing paintings by Iranian artist Azita Sadeghi, with insight into modern Iranian art, inspired by modern artist Sohrab Sepehri, in collaboration with artist Song E Yoon, an artist Korean that focuses on contemporary art. The …

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Houthi ‘gang’ loots Sanaa radio station in defiance of court order

LONDON: Marrakech has been ranked seventh in a new list of the world’s 53 best cities, compiled by British events magazine Time Out. Dubai (40), Abu Dhabi (45) and Doha (53) are the other Arab cities that have received praise for their offerings in nightlife, quality of life and practical …

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Iranian filmmakers Mohammad Rasoulof and Mostafa Al-Ahmad arrested

His producing partners say he and his colleague Mostafa Al-Ahmad have been “moved to an unknown location”. Mohammad Rasoulof, the Golden Bear-winning director of “There Is No Evil” and outspoken critic of Iran’s authoritarian government, was arrested on Friday alongside filmmaker Mostafa Al-Ahmad. Since returning to Iran in 2017, Rasoulof …

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Dash Arts opens the door to DIDO’S BAR in September

Set in a music club, on the Edge of Belonging, Dido’s Bar is a new immersive theater and musical production that will open at The Factory in London’s historic Royal Docks on September 23 (Press Night September 28) ahead of a tour in Manchester, Leicester, Portsmouth, and Oxford. Dido’s Bar …

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Experts discuss traces of Persian rugs in literature

TEHRAN — A number of novelists and short stories are scheduled to discuss the impact of Persian rugs and carpets on Iranian literature. The meeting titled “Carpet Through Stories” will be held at the Carpet Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran on Tuesday evening, CHTN reported. Featuring a wide variety …

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Magnum photographers challenged to photograph Swiss democracy

(MENAFN-Swissinfo) A team of four photographers from the prestigious Magnum agency arrived in Bern last month for one of their toughest assignments. Accustomed to surveying the hottest crisis zones on the planet, they are now preparing to document the placid workings of Swiss democracy. This content was published on July …

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The High Museum will spotlight Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian in his first posthumous exhibition in the United States

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1922-2019) was one of Iran’s most famous and revered visual artists, known internationally for her mirrored geometric sculptures which combined the mathematical order and beauty of ancient Persian architectural motifs with the forms and patterns of post-war abstraction. . The High Museum of Art will present the …

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An overview of the Iranian art of embroidery

TEHRAN – The Iranian art of embroidery, Monjugh-Douzi, has long been applied to ornate garments, headwear, bags, decorative pictures, pencil holders, stamp or brush cases, belts and to necklaces to name a few. Monjugh-Duzi is the art of sewing Mojugh beads onto fabrics. Experts believe that the skill of delicate …

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IFMA recognizes Javad Nasiri as President of Iran Muaythai

TEHRAN – International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA) Secretary General Stephan Fox has said that they have just recognized Javad Nasiri as President of the Iranian Muaythai Federation. The Iranian ministry reportedly asked the Muaythai association, headed by Javad Nasiri, to work under the supervision of a martial arts association, …

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The intersection of art, education and cultural awareness

Artist Rich Tu combines culture, education and community in his work. Rich You The visual arts sector continues to grow at a rapid pace integrating applications of artistic and technological talent into the entertainment, fashion and marketing industries across the globe. Students are clamoring for more educational opportunities to get …

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Anita Leisz: Würdigungspreis des Landes Steiermark für bildende Kunst 2020 / Yalda Afsah: Every word was once an animal – Announcements

HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark is delighted to present the 2022 summer program with two major solo exhibitions of the work of artists Anita Leisz and Yalda Afsah. Both exhibitions present new productions and publications developed by the respective artists. Anita LeiszThe visual language of Anita Leisz’s sculptures, objects and installations …

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Stranded in Iran: Refugee theater maker Peyvand Sadeghian recounts the experience that shaped her career

To mark World Refugee Day 2022, Euronews Culture tells the stories of refugee artists and performers in Europe. The worst birthday in the life of Peyvand Sadeghian? When she turned 11 during an extended stay in Iran. “My family tried to make it fun, but it didn’t really work,” says …

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Photographer Armin Amirian ranks second in Alpine Fellowship visual arts competition

TEHRAN – Iranian photographer Armin Amirian finished second in the Alpine Fellowship Visual Arts Prize 2022. He won the award for his work “Analog-1”, a monochrome Type-C digital print that shows half-naked boys climbing ladders on a snow-capped mountain overlooking a city. Amirian, 27, is a self-taught artist who spent …

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The Nashville Ledger

FLIGHT. 46 | NOPE. 24 | Friday, June 17, 2022 By Hollie Deese Updated at 3:55 p.m. At the Nossi College of Art graduation ceremony in Madison earlier this month, the school’s founder Nossi Vatandoost, 88, was on stage to present diplomas to the dozens of students who graduated graduating …

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Siberian prosecutor seeks jail term for LGBT artist for work depicting female body parts

All bridges in the city of Syevyerodonetsk in eastern Ukraine have been destroyed and the conditions for people remaining in the city are “extremely difficult”, the military governor of the Luhansk region told RFE/ RL. “All the bridges have been destroyed, so it’s impossible to bring anything into the city …

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Oyster Ornament Exhibition | Iran oyster ornament

The main objective of the exhibition is to introduce craftsmanship in the form of oyster ornaments to lovers of works of art that combine tradition and modernity by presenting objects in a prestigious and artistic place. History of ornaments in Iran Human beings have always felt the need for ornaments …

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An interview with the stars of Leila’s Brothers – The Upcoming

“How to do a true portrait of life”: Interview with the stars of Leila’s Brothers June 8, 2022 The third feature film by Iranian filmmaker Saeed Roustayi has been invited to the Official Competition of the 75e edition of the Cannes festival this year, where it won the FIPRESCI Critics’ …

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Could seizing Russian assets help rebuild Ukraine?

Inot 2011 Viktor Vekselberg, a metal magnate and Kremlin insider, visited the design team of the Tango, a $90 million yacht he had commissioned, to oversee its construction. His attention to detail proved his downfall. When Mr Vekselberg faced US sanctions in 2018, his overseas assets were frozen, but not …

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Easkey Britton’s modest jumpsuit inspired by Iranian women – The Irish Times

Easkey Britton is a well-known Irish surfer, marine social scientist and author. In her book Saltwater in the Blood, there is a paragraph that begins: “A woman recently wrote to me from Iran: ‘I finally understood the most important skill for surfing – connecting with Mother Ocean. Believe it or …

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Passport to the Performance Art of Persian Calligraphy Fundraiser to be Held in Encinitas

Dancer Kosat Abassi (Mohtadi Mirak) Encinitas Friends of the Arts, in partnership with the City of Encinitas, presents Passport to Persian Calligraphy Performance Art on Saturday, June 18 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive in Encinitas. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General admission is …

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“We create theater with our heart and ourselves”

The stories that take place far from us can be the most important to live. Hamid Dehghani, a graduate student at the School of Communication, believes that as a director he has a responsibility to intentionally challenge misconceptions. “We don’t need to follow the current trend — we create trends. …

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Iran’s National Commission for UNESCO Selects “No Prior Appointment” as Film of the Year

TEHRAN — The autism drama “No Prior Appointment” has been selected as Film of the Year by Iran’s National Commission for UNESCO. This film was chosen for its special consideration for autism, the commission announced on Monday. The acclaimed drama directed by Behruz Shoeibi is set to be reviewed Thursday …

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Celebrating the legacy of renowned Iranian film scholar Hamid Naficy

Scholars from Northwestern University and beyond will gather June 2-3 to celebrate the contributions of Emeritus Professor Hamid Naficy, a world authority on Iranian cinema and diaspora studies. Naficy is a pioneering scholar in the cultural studies of diaspora and exile, postcolonial cinemas and media, and Iranian and Middle Eastern …

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Russia looks to Iran for lessons of life under long-term sanctions

Placeholder while loading article actions You are reading an excerpt from Today’s WorldView newsletter. Subscribe to get the restincluding news from around the world, interesting insights and must-know opinions delivered to your inbox every weekday. Freelance Russian journalist Alexey Pivovarov wondered what life might be like under years of economic …

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Niv Sultan tells Glenn Close how she became a Mossad agent

Photo courtesy of Niv Sultan. Tehran returns this month for its second season, much to the delight of adrenaline junkies everywhere. The spy thriller Isreali – set in the Iranian capital and featuring dialogue in Hebrew, Farsi and English – follows Tamar Rabinyan, an Iranian-born Israeli and rookie Mossad agent, …

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Start of restoration work on 30 monuments in Tehran

TEHRAN — Restoration work has started on a selection of 30 historic sites and aging buildings in Tehran province on the occasion of the national cultural heritage week, which started on Wednesday. A budget of 120 billion rials ($414,000) has been allocated for the mass catering project, the province’s deputy …

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Chinese anime film removed from Directors’ Fortnight at eleventh hour

Censorship is a huge problem in China, as it is in Iran and some other countries, and governments are becoming less and less tolerant of criticism. We have just seen it at Cannes, at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. This, along with Critics’ Week, are two important components that accompany the …

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AIMS President Fox Warns Iranian Sports Ministry Over Muaythai Conflict In Country

TEHRAN – The Secretary General of the International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA), Stephan Fox, who is also Vice President of the World Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and President of the Alliance of Recognized Independent Sports Members (AIMS) has warned that Iran’s sports ministry should not try to …

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The Ministry of Tourism celebrates the birthday of Hossein Mahjubi, painter of peace and paradise

TEHRAN – The 92nd birthday of painter Hossein Mahjubi was celebrated by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts on Friday. The celebration attended by Deputy Tourism Minister Saeid Ohadi and Secretary of Iran’s Strategic Council for Foreign Relations Abbas Araghchi was held at Sadabad Cultural and Historical Complex. …

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Why it’s important to never abandon old friends

The pandemic of recent years has disrupted education, pushing children and educators into online classrooms. Many of these classrooms still remain virtual, with Zoom as the only method of connection. But what if schools had closed, due to widespread protests, tanks in the streets and the declaration of martial law? …

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Italian gallery identifies ‘manipulated genes’ influencing Iranian new media artists

TEHRAN — Italy’s Weber & Weber Gallery in Turin presented works by Iranian new media artists in an exhibition titled “Manipulated Genes” from March 24 to May 7. The artistic project is part of a series of three parallel exhibitions in France, Italy and Germany, the organizers announced. The exhibition …

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The Ghazi exhibition at the art center includes the First Friday reception

Some of Ghazal Ghazi’s works at the Salina Art Center.Photos by Hannah Crickman courtesy of Salina Art Center”/>Some of Ghazal Ghazi’s works at the Salina Art Center. Photos by Hannah Crickman courtesy of Salina Art Center By SALINA POST Themes of heritage and family histories are central to the Salina …

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Art teachers win international film award – the nicholls value

Marjan Khatibi, assistant professor of art at Nicholls State University, recently won an ANMTN for an animated short she created that focuses on women’s rights. Khatibi made this short while he was a graduate student at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She had the honor of receiving the prize …

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Biden’s olive branch to Iranian ayatollahs

For four decades, the US State Department has called the Islamic Republic of Iran “the world’s most active state sponsor of terrorism”. For 40 years, US officials have claimed that Iran has continued to fund, arm, train terrorists and harbor several terrorist groups. Since its inception, the Islamic Republic has …

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Musicians from Colorado Springs and Denver to perform benefit concert for Ukraine | Culture & Leisure

Watching the war in Ukraine was difficult for Eugenia Olesnicky and Haleh Abghari. Olesnicky, an associate professor of biology at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, is a first-generation Ukrainian-American who has seen some of her relatives flee to Poland, while others remain in the attacked country. And Abghari, …

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Hevi Levi: This next-gen music professional is a shrewd DJ, electronic dance music producer, and so on!

The entertainment and music industry has been one of the most creative fields for ages. It takes a significant level of creativity and innovation to produce entertaining music. The current golden age of the generation has been blessed with huge loads of talents, skills, and expertise. They consistently raised the …

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Old plate seized from an unauthorized excavator

TEHRAN — Iranian police have recovered an ancient clay slab from an unauthorized excavator in Neyshabur, northeast Iran. Police seized the object from the suspect’s home after learning he was digging illegally, CHTN reported Sunday. In this regard, the police arrested and handed over the suspect to the judicial system …

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Photo 2022 emphasizes humanity and crossing borders

You’ve probably seen the performance and visual art duo known as the Huxleys; their penchant for glitter, wild costumes and disco balls make them hard to miss. In one of their pieces “Bloodlines” for the Photo 2022 international photo festival – to be released at the Center for Contemporary Photography …

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Where to Find Biryani Styles from Persian to Kongu in Chennai

Biryani pots are always in demand in Chennai any day of the week. But during the countdown to Eid, rush hour might be a bit of an understatement for lunchtime. Ironically, this celebratory dish – a festival season staple and usually the quickest to disappear at a wedding buffet – …

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For a black man hired to undo a Confederate legacy, it hasn’t been easy

Mr Henry called the investigation ‘ridiculous’ and added: ‘There was nothing nefarious going on’. Asked to comment on the dispute, Ms Gray, who lost to Mr Stoney in the 2020 Richmond mayoral election, said only that the removal works ‘should have cost a lot less than they did fact”. With …

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The mirror has many faces

Rabbiya Ilyas, 26, knows how to get noticed through his art. Born and raised in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan (and currently based in Lahore), the young artist unabashedly brings taboo subjects to the fore through a Persian art form known as aina kari (mirror mosaic). Having recently completed a …

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Once-lost Iranian film ‘Chess of the Wind’ lands at Lilley

Those who entered the March 2 screening of the legendary 1976 Iranian film “Chess of the Wind” at the John & Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art were surprised to see traditional seating replaced by an ornate arrangement of Persian rugs and pillows . Rachel Jackson/Nevada Sagebrush.Students are delighted to play …

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Nasher Prize Gala’s Glorious Return to Dallas’ Arts District

Jhe art world is just cool. Example: the recent Nasher Award weekend of programming, which culminated with a gala in evening dress in the Museum’s sculpture garden. Esteemed guests came from around the world to participate in the scholarly discussions that are part of the ongoing Nasher Prize dialogues at …

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Milan Unfair presents works by Iranian artists

TEHRAN — Works by six Iranian artists were featured at Unfair, an international art exhibition held at Superstudio Maxi in Milan, Italy, from April 7-10. Nian Gallery located in Tehran sent works by Siamak Azmi, Vahid Hosseinpur, Maryam Razavi, Amir-Hossein Dezfuli, Tabit Aram and Maryam Tabatabai to the art fair. …

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Clift: act of resistance through art | Perspective

Goya did this in 1814 with his powerful painting “Third of May” which depicts the horror of war in the face of a dejected screaming soldier. Picasso did it too in his iconic 1937 painting “Guernica,” a stunning indictment of the suffering of innocent people during the Spanish Civil War. …

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Plagiarism case continues against ‘A Hero’ director Asghar Farhadi

Director Asghar Farhadi, the Iranian filmmaker behind the Oscar-winning films ‘A Separation’ and ‘The Salesman’, remains embroiled in a plagiarism lawsuit over his latest film. “A Hero” (“Ghahreman”), which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival last year and was Iran’s international feature at the Oscars this year, …

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Study sheds new light on ancient cemetery in southeast Iran

TEHRAN – A study by a team of Iranian archaeologists has revealed new clues about the ancient Damb-Kuh cemetery in Makran region of Sistan-Balochistan province. Entitled “Architecture of burials in the 3rd century BC. say Saturday. There are many cultural similarities between these three regions, especially in the third millennium …

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84% increase in tourist visits to Kermanshah sites during Noruz

TEHRAN – Visits by Noruz travelers to historical sites in the western province of Kermanshah increased by 84 percent during the Iranian New Year holiday (started on March 21) compared to the same period three years earlier, announced the deputy chief of tourism of the province. Nearly 173,000 travelers visited …

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What’s happening in the Hunterdon area this weekend and beyond (April 1-7)

WHAT’S GOING ON? Here’s a small sample of events in the area that you might want to check out in the coming days. Visit the venues’ websites to learn more about current COVID-19 safety measures. Local composer Heidi Breyer will perform selections from her new work on Sunday, April 3 …

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Australian Music Center Announces Jazzahead Grant Recipients

The Australian Music Center has announced the recipients of a $5,000 grant package for Australian jazz musicians to attend this year’s Jazzahead and form the Australian delegation to the conference in April. Hadley Agrez, Kristin Berardi, Taylor Davis, Natalie Dietz, Nick Garbett and Stuart Roger will travel to Bremen, Germany …

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What’s happening in the Hunterdon area this weekend and beyond (March 25-31)

WHAT’S GOING ON? Here’s a small sample of events in the area that you might want to check out in the coming days. Check ahead as some events are postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 issues. Visit the venues’ websites to learn more about current COVID-19 safety measures. “Hoof n …

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe addresses the media for the first time since leaving Iran

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will face the media for the first time since his release from Iran at a press conference on Monday. The 43-year-old, who landed in Britain on Thursday after the UK finally agreed to settle a £400million debt dating back to the 1970s, will be joined by her husband, …

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Bukan arts show the Iranian originality of Persepolis decorations

TEHRAN – Bukan’s glazed brick collection shows the Iranian originality of similar patterns and bas-reliefs that adorn UNESCO-listed Persepolis, a senior researcher from the National Museum of Iran has said. “Some scholars have doubts about the originality of the designs and reliefs of Persepolis, especially the designs of winged creatures, …

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The calligraphy debate ends

LAHORE: The final workshop and closing ceremony of the second international Sarir-e Khama “Art of the Pen” conference took place late here the other day in the historic Senate Hall of the Punjab University College of Art and Design. On the last day of the event, a large number of …

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Calligraphy contest attracts students and teachers

LAHORE: As part of the ongoing Sarir-e Khama (Art of the Pen) lecture at the Punjab University College of Art and Design in Lahore, the fourth day was marked with a calligraphy workshop. A large number of people from different walks of life, teachers and students attended the workshop to …

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Dubai: Meet the men who sent art to the moon – News

Four like-minded, successful people come together for a common cause – the art of giving back and saving our planet – to fuel a previously unknown concept of conserving art in space Published: Thu 10 March 2022, 22:26 Dubai became the center of the artistic explosion at the turn of …

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A hot time in the haunted house

An apartment building in New York with creepy neighbors and dark relationships in the basement, reminiscent of “Rosemary’s Baby”. A rural town in which you are trapped with harrowing monsters, much like “The Mist”. A rambling mansion that feeds on the spirit of its new resident, a struggling writer, like …

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igol house in iran by architect nasim razavian

the igol house winks at the multiplicity of the persian garden on a steep hill in Iranian igol village, architect nasim razavian built this charming holiday home residence for a couple of hikers. the building, partially cantilevered to reduce the footprint, sits as a white volume floating above two upper …

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OpenSea deplatforms Iranian users in line with US sanctions – ARTnews.com

Crypto has long been touted as a way to transact business outside the interference of international governments, but it became clear this week that the space has its limits this week. Over the past two days, OpenSea, one of the major NFT marketplaces, has deleted user and collector accounts from …

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Joaquina Kalukango is no longer afraid to speak

When Joaquina Kalukango finished “Slave Play”, she was ended with “Slave Game”. After four months on the show, Kalukango had to close the book on her character, Kaneisha, a black woman desperately trying to find sexual satisfaction with her white husband by playing the role of slave and overseer. Eight …

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Iranian Parmida Azadian Finishes First in UNESCO Center Art Competition

TEHRAN — Parmida Azadian, an 11-year-old Iranian, has won first prize at the 2020 International Visual Arts Competition in Troyes, France. Parmida, a member of the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA – Kanoon), received the award in the category dedicated to children aged 10 …

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Architect Farshid Moussavi awarded the Jane Drew Prize

TEHRAN — UK-based Iranian architect Farshid Moussavi has been awarded the 2022 Jane Drew Architecture Prize. The Jane Drew Prize is an award recognizing an architectural designer who has raised the profile of women in architecture, the Architectural Review announced last Thursday. The prize is awarded annually by the Architects’ …

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Famous fashion brand kids go their own way

MILAN — When Alice Etro was a little girl, she used to spend hours after school with her father, Kean Etro, creative director of Etro menswear, playing with fabric swatches in the design studio of the fashion brand in which his grandfather Gimmo started. 1968. She creates clothes from scraps …

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Marc Brown on Arthur’s Ending and His Favorite Fan Theories

From the minute Marc Brown meets you, he’s sizing you up. Just maybe not in the usual way. “People remind me of animals,” said Brown, the 75-year-old creator of the illustrated character Arthur Read, the 8-year-old spectacled aardvark who, since the release of the book ‘Arthur’s Nose’ in 1976, has …

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Fear of Iran is America’s Opportunity

(February 20, 2022 / JNS) Iran’s assassination plots are windows to its fears. On February 11, Turkish media reported that MİT, Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization, foiled an assassination attempt on Yair Geller, a Turkish-Israeli businessman. The plot was a response to the murder of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the head of Iran’s …

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BBC calls out Iran for escalating threats against staff

Iran has stepped up its threats and harassment of journalists working for the BBC’s Persian-language service and their families, the British broadcaster said. In a complaint filed with the United Nations this month, the BBC called on the UN and the international community to “condemn Iran for the unacceptable treatment” …

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What future for Afghan cinema? | Cinema | DW

At an event held on the sidelines of the current Berlinale Film Festival, entitled “Imagine Afghanistan: Women Filmmakers and Their Vision”, directors Sharhbanoo Sadat, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami and Zamarin Wahdat discussed the best way to support Afghan cinema. They asked that Afghan filmmakers now living in exile be included in …

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What We’re Reading Today: A Moonless, Starless Sky by Alexis Okeowo

Writer Lucinda Hawksley responds to a quick shot at great-great-great-grandfather Charles Dickens DUBAI: February 7 marked the 210th birthday of one of Britain’s greatest writers of the 19th century. Charles Dickens was a polymath, taking on the roles of journalist, theater artist, philanthropist and, above all, novelist who gifted the …

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Fact check on Joe Rogan’s interview with Robert Malone that caused uproar

To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. Spotify has been rocked in recent weeks by controversy engulfing its most popular podcaster, Joe Rogan. Several prominent musicians and podcasters left the streaming service to protest what they described as Mr. …

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What’s happening in the Hunterdon area this weekend and beyond (February 11-18)

WHAT IS GOING ON? Here’s a small sample of events in the area that you might want to check out in the coming days. Check ahead as some events are postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 issues. Also visit the venues’ websites to learn more about current COVID-19 safety measures. …

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