Iranian Art

Krishen Jit Fund 2021 Doubles Support for the Arts, Announces 11 Beneficiaries

Gogularaajan Rajendran, a filmmaker, always heard his grandparents tell rich stories about estate life in Malaysia in the 1960s. What bothered him was the fact that he had never seen such stories. depicted in local films. “During all this time, the plantation stories have focused only on the struggles of …

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And just like that, the party is over for the libertines of Iran

Last week, in his Swiss villa on the shores of Lake Montreux, a notorious figure in the near history of the Middle East closed his eyes to the cruel world and quietly breathed his last. Instead of a family announcement, official Iranian media sources revealed the disappearance of Ardeshir Zahedi, …

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20 minutes with: prolific art collector Mohammed Afkhami

As the founder of Dubai-based investment giant Magenta Capital Partners, Mohammed Afkhami knows the art of dealing. And as a voracious collector, he also knows the art market. Now, the highlights of his collection of 600 pieces form the basis of a new exhibition at the Asia Society Museum in …

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IRGC in Iran seizes foreign diesel smuggling vessel in Persian Gulf

Iranian The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) seized a foreign vessel in Persian Gulf waters for smuggling diesel, according to a naval guard commander. A foreign vessel carrying contraband diesel was seized on Saturday by the Iranian flotilla off the coast of southern Parsian, in Hormozgan province. “Through intelligence surveillance …

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Iranian Alireza Pakdel selected for the KalDer Bursa cartoon competition jury

TEHRAN – Famous Iranian cartoonist Alireza Pakdel has been selected to be part of the jury for the 8th KalDer Bursa International Cartoon Competition in Turkey. Pakdel and Bulgarian designer Alla Georgieva will join the jury made up of Ahmet Aykanat, Mehmet Kahraman, Mehmet Zeber, Halit Kurtulmus, Olga Guler, Emin …

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Iranian government hackers launch ransomware attacks, warn FBI, CISA

Ransomware gangs that hack businesses, lock their computers, and then demand ransoms to free them, have often been linked to Russian-speaking hackers, but hackers linked to the Iranian government are also taking part in the action, the FBI and the The Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity agency CISA warned in …

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How an American woman built a unique collection of 1960s art from India, Iran and Turkey

At the NYUAD Art Gallery, the three art histories of Iran, India and Turkey are brought together by a rather unlikely character: an American named Abby Weed Gray. In the 1960s and 1970s, Gray traveled to the Middle East and Asia and as a result built an art collection of …

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Famous Iranian cartoonist dies of COVID at 79

Tehran, Iran – Famous Iranian cartoonist Kambiz Derambakhsh, who has published and exhibited his art across the world, has died of COVID-19 at the age of 79, media reported on Sunday. Derambakhsh was born in the southern city of Shiraz and has been acclaimed both at home and abroad for …

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