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Top cartoons in the first international Contest about books in Iran

cartoons- international-Contest-First_Prize_Mehdi_Mohammadi_Rouzbahani_Iran-i200 works selected from among over 2000 works were put on display in a week-long exhibition. 600 cartoonists from 61 countries had sent their cartoons.

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Sculptures: 6th National Sculpture Biennial exhibition in Tehran

Tehran-National-Sculpture-i67 art pieces were displayed in gallery one and two of Niavaran Cultural Center.

“The sky is mine” was key theme of the exhibition and the aim was creating a healthy competitive environment for growth and promotion of young talents.

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Cartoons: Iranian women in Metro by Elham Ataei Azar

Elham-Ataei-Azar-Poster-iElham Ataei Azar was born in 1984 in the city of Tabriz in northwestern Iran. She has earned her Masters in Physics. In this cartoon set, she is displaying 31 digitally created artworks about the different characters of women’s wagons in Tehran Metro.  Ataei Azar held an exhibition in early September in Tehran displaying this group of works as Men Do Not Enter.

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Photos: Magic of Persia contemporary art prize

Shahrzad-Changalvaee-Motherland-4-s-iOct 10 – 15 2011
Royal College of Art in London

Works by 8 of the most promising Iranian contemporary artists will be on free public exhibition at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London during London’s Frieze Week from October 10–15, 2011. The exhibition concludes with a charity auction of the exhibited works conducted by Christie’s – directly followed by an announcement revealing the MOP CAP 2011 Winner.

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Photos: Eighteenth International Youth Visual Arts Festival, Gorgan-Iran

Eighteenth-International-Festival-Youth-Arts-268-i270 Iranian artists showcased their works during the festival along with more than 50 participants from other countries. The event included paintings, caricatures, drawings, sculptures, graphic designs, calligraphies, illustrations, pottery, ceramic and photographs created by young artists.

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Mehregan 2011, A Celebration of Love, Knowledge, and Commitment

mehregan-2011-iOctober 1 – 2, 2011 (11 am – 11 pm)
Lakeside Lagoon Park in Irvine, CA

The Mehregan Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the 15th Annual Persian Festival of Autumn (Mehregan 2011) is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 1 – 2, 2011 at the Lakeside Lagoon Park in Irvine, California.

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Exhibition: With The Passage Of Time

samira_alikhanzadeh_iAug. 8 to Oct. 15 2011
AB GALLERY Zurich

AB PROJECTS Zurich showcases Iranian artist Samira Alikhanzadeh. Old photographs and the play with colors and mirror fragments are characteristic of the series “With the Passage of Time”. The single mirror elements open the art work to its surrounding and create a dialogue between the observer and the work.

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PARSA CF Awards $370,000 to Museums and Institutions for Preserving and Advancing Persian Arts

PARSA-logo-iAs a part of its Mehrgan 2010 Grant Cycle and its steadfast commitment to preserving and promoting Persian arts and culture, PARSA Community Foundation is pleased to announce four grants to major museums and institutions to further expand and grow their stellar programs.

 

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Art Gallery: Zendegi - 12 contemporary Iranian artists in Beirut

ZENDEGI-TWELVE-CONTEMPORARY-IRANIAN-ARTISTS-iThursday, April 14 -May 30 2011

‘Zendegi’ in Persian means Life. This first major group show of contemporary Iranian artists in Beirut, sheds light on life and art in Iran as seen through the eyes of several of its most prominent and emerging artists.

 

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Art Gallery: Elizabeth Taylor in Iran

Elizabeth-Taylor- in-Iran-Firooz-Zahedi-iFebruary 26 – June 12, 2011
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

In 1976 Elizabeth Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) visited Iran for the first and only time. Accompanying her was Firooz Zahedi, today a successful Hollywood photographer but then a recent art school graduate just learning his craft.

 

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Art Gallery: Afsoon, Icons of the 4 Corners

Aishwarya-Rai-628-iLondon – Xerxes Art
March 25 to April 4, 2011

Iranian born London based artist Afsoon has re-visited the openness and innocence of the late 60s and 70s, and the blossoming of creativity and progress during that era.

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Art Gallery: Cocoon, Abstract Human Body by Laleh Ardestani

Henna-Art-Gallery-Cocoon-Laleh-Ardestani-2-iTehran – Henna Art Gallery
Jan. 21  – Feb. 4 2011

Laleh Ardestani, following a period of expressive show casing of humanly bodies full of emotion, has now taken up a more abstract view.

Although one can still see faded shadows of human body mixed in an entangled mass of centric compositions, but in the implementations of her ideal private spaces, this time she chooses a more vague language.

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Art Gallery: Passion for Perfection, Islamic art from the Khalili Collections in Amsterdam

Passion-for-Perfection-Islamic-art-000-War-Mask-Anatolia-or-Western-Iran-15th century-iDe Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam will present highlights from one of the world’s most renowned collections of Islamic art.

Passion for Perfection will include some 500 objects from the collection of Professor Nasser D. Khalili. From 11 December 2010 to 17 April 2011, De Nieuwe Kerk will glitter with richly illuminated Qur’ans and manuscripts, paintings, gold, jewels, textiles, ceramics, glassware, lacquerware, metalwork, and wood carvings.

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Art Gallery: Water's Silence, a group exhibition

Henna-Art-Gallery-Water-Silence-12-iHenna Art Gallery Tehran
Dec. 19 – 24 2010

“Water’s Silence” the exhibition is curated around the theme of Cactus plant, symbol of patience, endurance, persistence and nostalgia for the days of yore. The exhibition presents the works of 14 Iranian Artists exploring the theme through different mediums of art.

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Art Gallery: Beautiful Works of Maryam Javanbakht at Agora Gallery New York

Javanbakht-calligraphy-1-iJan. 11 – Feb 1 2011

Maryam Javanbakht works in the millennia-old style of traditional black and white Iranian calligraphy. Her hybrid practice involving watercolor, gauche, chalk and ink on paper, known as “Naghashi Khat” (painting-calligraphy) imbues classic Iranian poems like those of Molavi, Hafez, Khayyam and Baba Taher with a transatlantic contemporary flair.

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United Kingdom - Edinburgh Iranian Festival 2011

Edinburgh-Iranian-Festival-2011Jan. 28 – Feb 6 2011

EIF aims to raise awareness of Iranian culture and helps to integrate it with other cultures in Scotland.  There are seven categories (arts, books, comedy, film, food, lectures, and music) with events taking place in venues across Edinburgh.

The festival is being organized by a dedicated team of volunteers.

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