Iranian Art

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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Iranian ‘prison restaurant’ aims to free irrecoverable inmates

TEHRAN: Two Iranian ex-prisoners have successfully opened a “prison restaurant” to help raise funds to release convicts languishing behind bars for unpaid debts. A storefront photo of their “Cell 16” restaurant in eastern Tehran shows a frustrated prisoner holding a chicken leg in one hand and trying with the other …

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I trust your education | HPPR

Hello, radio readers; this is Kim Perez, and I’m from the history department at Fort Hays State University. The books I’m going to talk about, the two-book series Persepolis and Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi, are the first in our spring 2022 reading theme: Graphic Novels: Worth a Thousand Words. …

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Azerbaijan National Art Museum – cultural treasure preserving national and universal tangible and intangible cultural heritage of ancient times – AZERTAC

Baku, February 5, AZERTAC The National Art Museum of Azerbaijan is a valuable cultural treasure that has preserved the national and universal tangible and intangible cultural heritage of antiquity and transmitted these unique pearls of art from generation to generation. The museum is located in the heart of Baku (Niyazi …

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Contemporary Iranian art that doesn’t shy away from politics

Aesthetically compelling and content-rich exhibits are a rare treat. Rebel, Buffoon, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians features 23 artists from the collection of Mohammed Afkhami, a Swiss-born Iranian financier and philanthropist based between Dubai, Switzerland, and London. Curated by Fereshteh Daftari, the exhibition was originally hosted by the Aga Khan Museum …

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Emergeeast’s group exhibition Dreaming Tomorrow is a sign of hope and renewal

Dreaming Tomorrow by Helen Zughaib, in archival pigment print. Mohammad Yusuf, Feature Writer Emergeast, one of the leading online art galleries in the MENA region, has launched an online group exhibition titled Dreaming Tomorrow. Organized by Dima Abdul Kader and Nikki Meftah, it went live February 1 on Emergeast.com. Dreaming …

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ICD Brookfield Place hosts ‘The Sublime Nature of Being’ exhibit

Sublime Silence, a composition by Nadim Karam. Mohammad Yusuf, Feature Writer The Sublime Nature of Being, an immersive and multi-sensory group exhibition of innovative works by contemporary artists, was unveiled (January 23 – February 27) at the Summer Garden at ICD Brookfield Place, Dubai, in the presence of Sheikh Nahayan …

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House of Lucie opens an Iranian branch in Kashan

TEHRAN — House of Lucie, a major New York-based photography exhibition venue, opened a branch in the central Iranian city of Kashan on Thursday. The branch was set up in a Qajar-era house, which was restored to host photography events afterwards. The historic house has three courtyards, 30 rooms and …

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Steve Schapiro, witness photojournalist, dies at 87

Steve Schapiro, photojournalist and social documentarian who has witnessed some of the most significant political and cultural moments and movements in modern American history, beginning in the 1960s with the struggle for racial equality in the Jim Crow South, died Jan. 15 at his home in Chicago. He was 87 …

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Iran to celebrate poet Nezami Ganjavi in ​​week-long program

TEHRAN — Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance on Tuesday announced plans to commemorate Persian poet Nezami Ganjavi as part of a week-long program in March. The program, which was set up as a hybrid event with virtual and live meetings, will start on the 21 Esfand of the …

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The unique NFT collaboration project “Parallel Hopes” is launched

Liverpool, UK, Jan. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Christian Burns, the hugely successful British musician, and Parin Heidari, Iranian-born pioneering and award-winning digital artist and graphic designer, have collaborated on a new volume of artwork titled “Parallel Hopes”, which will be uploaded to Origin Story on Monday, January 24, 2022. …

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British-Iranian detained in Tehran prison for starting hunger strike, daughter says

The daughter of an Iranian-born Briton detained in Iran said her father would go on a hunger strike on Sunday due to the lack of ‘progress’ from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) on secure his release. Retired civil engineer Anoosheh Ashoori has been detained for more than four …

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“A clear victory and already tired of winning? – An interview with Anatoly Karpov

Anatoly Karpov, born in Zlatoust in 1951, was the greatest Soviet chess talent in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was supposed to bring the world title to the USSR in a match against Bobby Fischer. But as Fischer refused to defend his title in 1975, Karpov became world …

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Art exhibit at Heartland Community College showcases oppressed lives of women in Iran

NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) – Heartland Community College (HCC) presents an exhibition featuring photographs by 50 Iranian artists expressing the lives of women in Iran. Being a Woman: Reflections by Iranian Artists is an installation of dozens of photographs and digital art curated by Shahrbanoo Hamzeh, exhibition coordinator at Heartland Community …

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Visiting art teachers exhibit recent work at Hopkins Hall

Photos by Visiting Assistant Professor Christopher Stackhouse are on display as part of the ‘Recent Work’ exhibition at Hopkins Hall Gallery. The exhibit will be on view until Thursday. Credit: Phoebe Helms | Lantern Reporter An exhibition entitled “Recent Works” presents multimedia pieces by visiting art teachers at the Hopkins …

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Exhibition of paintings by Iranian children to celebrate the Beijing Winter Olympics

TEHRAN – Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (Kanoon) will celebrate the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by holding a painting exhibition. Paintings created by Kanoon members on the themes of sports, winter sports and the Olympics will be exhibited at the showcase titled “Flying Dreams Iranian …

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Art Industry News: Smoking has a “sexy, ethereal ’80s revival” among the cool art crowd, apparently + other stories

Art Industry News is a daily summary of the most important developments in the art world and the art market. Here’s what you need to know this Friday, January 14. NEED TO READ Jailed arts worker returned to UK – Aras Amiri, a British Council worker arrested in March 2018 …

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Iran allegedly smuggled weapons into Yemen (report)

DUBAI: Tehran’s proxies have stepped up their activities on the battlefields of the Middle East in recent weeks. In Iraq, Syria and Yemen, forces loyal to the Iranian regime have been busy stepping up attacks against US and Saudi targets. One of the sparks of this escalation could be the …

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A group of filmmakers, actors, curators and scientists chosen for juries at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

They will watch from home during the festival online only. (Sundance Institute) The 21 members of the seven juries of the Sundance Film Festival 2022. Top row (left to right): Chelsea Barnard, Marielle Heller and Payman Maadi (US Dramatic contest jurors), Garrett Bradley, Joan Churchill and Peter Nicks (US Documentary …

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Read the latest articles on Baluch embroidery, children of West Balochistan, and more.

05 Jan 2022 Braanz: Read the latest articles on Baluch embroidery, children of West Balochistan, etc. As part of the Braanz project, UNPO is coordinating with Baloch and Farsi-speaking writers to contribute to a authentic multilingual Iranian publication. This December editing the editors posted stories and articles in 3 languages. …

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Two years later, flight 752 crash inspires healing game

Majid Tafreshi was in rehearsal when he learned of the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 in Tehran, killing 176 people. The Iranian-Canadian actor and playwright has done what artists often do in times of conflict and sought to channel his grief into inspiration and healing. On Saturday January …

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Ithra celebrates and reflects on a busy and award-winning year 2021

RIYAD: The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Saudi Arabia, also known as Ithra, this year presented more than 7,000 programs and initiatives in the fields of art, knowledge, culture, creativity and society, and welcomed more than 500,000 local and international visitors, the organization said. In addition, approximately 4,000 …

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290 Sassanid coins recovered at Kermanshah

TEHRAN – Iranian authorities have seized 290 ancient pieces from a gang of antique dealers in Kermanshah, western Iran. In this regard, the forces in charge of protecting cultural heritage, under the guise of buyers, reached an agreement with the gang, according to the report. The police operation led to …

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Iranian oil exports at center of Vienna nuclear talks, senior Iranian diplomat says

Aspokesperson for the foreign ministry of dds Iran, delegate of the team December 27 (Reuters) – Iran’s main goal in the nuclear talks that resume in Austria on Monday will be the lifting of all US sanctions as part of a verifiable process that ensures Tehran’s unhindered ability to export …

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National Webinar on the History and Arts of Western Iran

TEHRAN – Dozens of historians, archaeologists, as well as cultural heritage and art experts were invited to discuss Western Iranian civilizations during a national webinar on Monday. Organized by the Iranology Foundation, the event is expected to focus on the history, arts and culture of Ilam, Kordestan and Kermanshah provinces, …

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This martial arts instructor moved to Toronto during the pandemic. He found a rental for $ 1,800 per month in High Park-Swansea

This martial arts instructor moved to Toronto during the pandemic. He found a rental for $ 1,800 per month in High Park-Swansea Which: Babak Cheraghi, a 30-year-old martial arts instructor (@ babakch91) The story: Cheraghi was born and raised in Tehran, the capital of Iran. There he taught an Iranian …

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Iranian design “Gongbi” exhibited in Shanghai to celebrate anniversary of Sino-Iranian diplomatic relations

Iranian miniature painting titled Lovers by artist Afzal Al-Husseini Photo: courtesy Shanghai Art Collection Museum Persian treasure, an art exhibition featuring exquisite Iranian miniature paintings that bear similarities to Chinese fine brush painting, also known as “Gongbi” drawing, was recently launched in Shanghai to celebrate the establishment’s 50th anniversary diplomatic …

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16th Al Burda Prize Winners Announced at Expo 2020 Dubai

Dubai [UAE], December 20 (ANI / WAM): The Ministry of Culture and Youth announced the 30 winners of the 16th edition of the Al Burda Prize at a gala evening held on December 19, 2021 at the Dubai Exhibition Center, Expo 2020 Dubai. The prizes were divided into six categories: …

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Artist who escaped from Iraq to Canada using paint and canvas to raise funds for refugees

Vancouver artist and former refugee puts paint on canvas in an effort to raise funds for newcomers to Canada as they make the difficult resettlement transition. Harem Tahir arrived in Canada in 2017 as a refugee. As he has started to find his feet in the country, the transition has …

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Iranian bookstores offer readers “only a promise of happiness”

TEHRAN – The book by American philosopher of Greek origin Alexander Nehamas “Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art” has been published in Persian. Published by Qoqnus, the book has been translated into Persian by Masud Hosseini. Neither art nor philosophy has been …

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Overcome restrictions on famous Iranian rapper and singer Big Mori to hold rap and hip-hop concerts in Iran

Obtaining an official license to release songs is one of the biggest concerns of a singer. To obtain this permit, you must go to the Ministry of Orientation of Iran. Many singers are currently working in Iran with a license. But you should know that most of them are active …

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Works by Iranian Modernists on display at NYUAD Art Gallery

TEHRAN – Works by Iranian modernists created in the 1960s and 1970s are on display in an exhibition at the NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery. Entitled “Modernisms,” the exhibition is curated with Iranian, Turkish and Indian masterpieces from New York University’s Abby Weed Gray collection, organizers said. One of the …

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HUB-Robeson Galleries announces spring exhibition calendar

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – HUB-Robeson Galleries’ Spring 2022 exhibition program will focus on contemporary portraits, storytelling, and student-led projects. The exhibits will be held in various locations within the HUB-Robison Center, including the HUB Gallery and Art Alley. The HUB gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. …

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Censored in Iran, at-risk researcher Negar Banisafar eager to create a new future at the University of Toronto

Negar Banisafar found it frustrating to be a humanities student in Iran – she could not express her opinions freely and witnessed government brutality during political protests. Now a graduate student at the University of Toronto, Banisafar began studying English Literature at Allameh Tabataba’i University in Tehran in 2008, then …

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Things to do in Penn State: December 9-17

Editor’s Note: This is the last edition of “Things to Do at Penn State” for the fall semester. “Things to do” will return with the start of classes for the spring semester 2022. What’s going on at Penn State? Here’s a look at some of the cultural events – in-person …

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Iranian Wisconsinite communicates across cultures through art

Nina Ghanbarzadeh is an artist from Tehran, Iran, who moved to the United States in 2001. Her unique work incorporates two very different languages ​​and two very different cultures. His pieces emphasize the beauty of the Farsi and English languages ​​while using precise and clean lines. As I watched the …

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Persian genius whose mathematics, science and verse conquered the world

For centuries, the historic Silk Road town of Nishapur in eastern Iran has been renowned for its art, mysticism, and philosophy. Today, he is perhaps best known thanks to the medieval master of arts and sciences Omar Khayyam Nishapuri, or Omar Khayyam, as most Westerners know him. Inside a huge …

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The best films of 2021

From an artistic standpoint, 2021 has been an excellent cinematic vintage, but the premium is overshadowed by an air of doom. The reopening of theaters brought many great movies – some of which were postponed from last year – to the big screen, but fewer people to see them. The …

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