Iranian Art

Iranian crafts: Varni-bafi of Ardabil

TEHRAN –Varni-bafi is a traditional and popular art of weaving a floor covering in the province of Ardabil. It is currently practiced in an area called Dasht-e Moghan, located in northwestern Iran. Varni is a delicate kilim also known as Sumak. Many experts consider Varni which is double-sided, as something …

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The largest copy of the Quran in the world in production

In a sprawling but comfortable wing of the Karachi Arts Council, Shahid Rassam meticulously supervised a group of artists busy placing aluminum and gold-plated Qur’anic writing on a huge canvas. Renowned Pakistani artist Rassam and his more than 200 associates have been working since 2017 to prepare what he says …

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The lonely arts club group can transform the community

DJEDDAH: Every year, tons of clothing and textiles are thrown around the Kingdom in landfills and recycling bins – or recycled by charity groups. Saudi charities have launched initiatives to help recycle these unwanted items, which also helps promote a more sustainable environment. In 2018, the Saudi Kiswa Recycling Service …

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PEN America honors jailed Iranian writers at 2021 gala

Published on: 06/10/2021 – 06:00Amended: 10/06/2021 – 05:58 New York (AFP) Nonprofit PEN America paid tribute to three jailed Iranian writers on Tuesday at its annual gala featuring actors Jodie Foster and Awkwafina. The literature and human rights organization awarded Baktash Abtin, Keyvan Bajan and Reza Khandan Mahabadi the 2021 …

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Music, art and side events at Xarkis Festival 2021

It’s almost time for the three-day interactive festival, Xarkis 2021, with side events and musical performances on the schedule. Art installations found throughout the Lympia Village Festival grounds include work by architect Thanos Vozikis and designer Anastasia Melandinou who will exhibit a modern, digitized investigation of traditional methods and building …

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Aparna Ghose is looking forward to a memorable Puja

Aparna Ghose is one of the most sought after actresses on television and in movies today. The national award winner has been with several critically acclaimed companies including “Third Person Singular Number” and “Mrittika Maya”. In a candid conversation with The Daily Star, she talks about her Puja projects, upcoming …

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Passion for art rekindled | Geelong Independent

Jasmine Bizhani, an optometry student at Grovedale, rediscovered her childhood love for art at the Bluebird Foundation after fleeing Iran with her family at the age of 12. The 19-year-old recalled government officials interrogating her mother and jailing her father before her family migrated to Indonesia, where they spent four …

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Art curator Vida Heydari | Femina.in

“The ability to express myself and to express my vision without restraint is the absolute form of freedom” – Vida HeydariIn December of last year, one of the largest art spaces in Pune opened at Koregaon Park – Vida Heydari Contemporary (VHC). It is a gigantic space that spans 3,000 …

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Delhiwale: The Jurassic Netflix | Latest Delhi News

When icons fall into disuse, what are we going to transform them into? Named after a centuries-old ruin, the iconic Siri Fort Auditorium is in ruins, metaphorically speaking. This afternoon, most of the doors are closed. Entry is prohibited without prior appointment. An empty water tank is abandoned in the …

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Arash Avin represented Iran in a global project for Covid-19 written by Oscar-nominated songwriter Diane Warren

The contemporary singer who represented Iran in collaboration with Oscar nominated songwriter Diane Warren The contemporary singer who represented Iran in collaboration with Oscar nominated songwriter Diane Warren. Arash Avin’s music has now started to rock the world with many people tuning in to the singer’s work. The Iranian-born singer, …

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Academy Should Add Exiled to Oscars – Deadline

Bahman Ghobadi, the Iranian filmmaker in exile who has won awards in Cannes, Berlin, San Sebastian and many other international festivals, wrote a letter to the Academy of Cinema saying: “It would be great if we could have a representing artists in exile. Read his letter in full below. Ghobadi, …

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William Gibson’s apocalyptic retweets

Picture: Gizmodo / @ GreatDismal Because you probably read Gizmodo, you too may suffer from the biannual realization that – my god – I have spent years of my life thinking about Facebook and Republicans. You probably also know that no place on the internet captures this fear better than …

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PEN Gala in honor of 3 Iranian dissidents

NEW YORK – Three jailed Iranian dissidents will be honored at the annual Pen America gala. The literary and human rights organization announced Thursday that writer-filmmaker Baktash Abtin, novelist-journalist Keyvan Bajan and author-critic Reza Khandan Mahabadi are this year’s PEN / Barbey Freedom to Write laureates. Award 2021. All three …

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New director for Mass MoCA

Kristy Edmunds, an experienced multidisciplinary performing arts leader, will become the new director of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, known as Mass MoCA, in October. Edmunds, currently executive and artistic director of the Center for the Art of Performance at the University of California at Los Angeles, will replace …

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Iranian Art | Culture & Leisure

The head of a bald eagle emerges from a paisley pattern and forms the background of a self-portrait by Tirazheh Eslami. The digital work is among those by more than 50 artists in an exhibition starting Friday at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History titled “The Land …

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Reviews | The NFL bets on bets

Wingo told me, “At the end of the day, after the Supreme Court ruling, the NFL was really good at three things. First, they have a product that you can’t get enough of. Second, they know how to market it in hell. Third, they know how to make money. And …

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The magic and allure of Persian poetry

There is something truly magnificent about poetry and literature in any language. You could say that poetry is language in its most exalted form, where every imaginable and unfathomable protentional of words is dragged and exposed. There is something magical about words and poetry has the capacity to exert mastery …

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Iranian composer faces jail for Grammy award

“I ask all artists around the world to help me bring the voice of musical freedom to the world,” Rajabian said. Billboard in an email interview. “I have lived through years of imprisonment and bans, isolation, hunger strikes, etc., just for the music.” Rajabian was arrested in 2013, placed in …

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HOFA Gallery London exhibition “Portrait of an Era”

HOFA Gallery will unveil a new hybrid exhibition, titled “Portrait of an Era” at their London location from September 23 to October 7. According to the gallery, the exhibit is set to be “the world’s most valuable gallery NFT exhibit” with a number of premier NFT collectibles and preeminent digital …

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Iranian teacher selected for Global Teacher Prize 2021

An Iranian teacher was among the top 50 nominees for the Global Teacher Prize 2021, considered the world’s most prestigious teacher award, and its $ 1 million prize. The Global Teacher Prize, now in its seventh year and organized by the Varkey Foundation in partnership with UNESCO, aims to recognize …

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Will Afghanistan end like Iran?

Parties betting on the Taliban should rethink their logic. Most religious regimes have collapsed due to their inability to separate their ideologies from the management of state affairs. Although the Taliban this year looks different from the Taliban who took power in Afghanistan in 1996, they still have the same …

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Innovative prototypes of ancient handicrafts produced in Zanjan

TEHRAN – A team of Iranian researchers and artisans have made innovative prototypes of ancient crafts, whose practical know-how is passed down from generation to generation in Zanjan province, the provincial tourism chief said. The charuq (a local style of handmade women’s shoes), watermarks, knives, pottery and copper dishes were …

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Parthian Rhyton, jewels unearthed in Semnan

TEHRAN – Archaeologists unearthed a clay rhyton and some jewelry while inspecting the burial chambers of an ancient cemetery in Semnan province, north-central Iran. The rhyton, which bears the representation of a wild goat, is believed to date from the Parthian era (247 BC). By the way, in a tomb …

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Iran sanctions prevent mosque from claiming religious tiles

A mosque in northern Virginia is asking the Biden administration to release a set of religious tiles that were confiscated at Dulles International Airport after they were found to violate sanctions against Iran. A mosque in northern Virginia calls on the Biden administration to release a set of religious tiles …

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Tokyo Olympics karate fight could be his last

” It’s crazy. I feel so much together. I’m happy, but I want to cry, “she said.” It was the perfect final. With Shimizu, in Japan, at Budokan. It really is the best moment. It’s amazing. ” (The Budokan, an indoor temple-like arena, is the hotbed of martial arts in …

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Adam Zivo: Iranian dissident artists deserve our support

Breadcrumb Links NP Comment Supporting dissenting voices in repressive regimes is a cost-effective way to assert both self-interest and Canada’s moral obligations Author of the article: Adam zivo Visitors view works of art at the Mayten Gallery in Toronto. Photo by Iranian Artists Relief Fund Content of the article Hated …

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How dangerous is Iran to the world?

Assessing the danger Iran poses to the world through the development of nuclear weapons, missiles and other weapons can be misleading. Focusing on its conventional and potential nuclear capabilities misses a crucial factor in assessing the level of danger. The key is to understand who in Iran would decide when …

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Oil and the New World Order: China, Iran and Eurasia

In the traditional hydrogen production industry, hydrogen is derived from fossil fuels. It is the most widely used method and there are mature technologies and industrial devices for this purpose. The processes mainly include the production of hydrogen by partial oxidation of heavy oil, by natural gas vapor and by …

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Highlights of entertainment news: a smaller, glitzy amfAR AIDS research gala in Cannes; Actor Ashton Kutcher has retired from Virgin Galactic space flight and more

Below is a summary of the current entertainment briefs. Smaller, more glitzy amfAR AIDS research gala returns to Cannes Hollywood stars, music stars and models mingled at amfAR’s charity gala on the French Riviera on Friday, as the chic dinner and auction returned to the sidelines of the Cannes Film …

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LinkedIn notification phishing scam. Date of violation updates. Ireland will investigate Facebook’s privacy policies. HelloKitty ransomware is evolving.

In one look. The phishing scam involves LinkedIn account notifications. Update on the data breach in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A cancer patient files a complaint for exposure of health data. The Irish Data Authority will investigate Facebook’s privacy policies. HelloKitty ransomware now available in a Linux based version. Phishers use Google …

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Soft power dynamics in the conflicts of the Middle East

The Middle East is synonymous with eternal conflict as it is at the crossroads between Africa, Europe and Asia. The article intends to understand how power could be derived from cultural roots in a world filled with pre-existing prejudices based on religious values, nationality and the interpretation of history. Palestine …

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Some people mine bitcoin, we mine red gold

Seedo Corp. is the first to successfully double its annual saffron production thanks to its advanced technology in vertical agriculture. TEL AVIV, Israel, July 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Seedo Corp. (OTCQB: SEDO), an agricultural technology company that develops saffron cultivation protocols using vertical cultivation technology, today announced that it …

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The Milad Tower, a modern face of the Iranian capital

TEHRAN – As a city with a long history and rich culture, Tehran has long been an attractive destination for culture lovers and history buffs. Several museums, historic palaces, old mansions and different cultural centers, scattered around the Iranian capital, have always been on the list of domestic and foreign …

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Maryam Mirzakhani festival honors 25 women scientists

TEHRAN – Twenty-five women scientists received awards at the fourth National Festival of Women in Science, which kicked off earlier in June. The event aims to honor exemplary women who are active in scientific and social sections, commemorating the late Iranian mathematician, Maryam Mirzakhani. Interested women participated in 6 groups …

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When Arab Music Meets Beethoven | Music | DW

The first thing that appeared at the concert at the Trinitatiskirche in Bonn on Sunday was its relaxed atmosphere. The conductor, Bassem Hawar, conducted his musicians while playing his joza, a violin-like instrument, and the singers openly gesticulated as they sang, occasionally getting into a little dance. Hawar, winner of …

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The Art of Time: perfect chords over time

Some of the oldest crafts in the world have, over time, become products of unparalleled perfection. The earliest examples of jewelry, for example, which date back to ancient Egypt, spawned a multitude of luxury jewelry houses like Cartier, renowned for producing extravagant gemstones of the highest quality and the most …

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Best art and theater exhibitions in Singapore in July

From art exhibitions to plays, July is packed with must-see shows for culture enthusiasts. There is something for everyone. You can catch two captivating plays on stage this month, one by acclaimed playwright Duncan Macmillan and the other locally successful LGBTQ + activist and comedian. Pam Oei. These two touch …

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