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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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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: 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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Mir Hossein Mousavi's abstract paintings

Hossein-Mousavi-abstract-paintings-01-iMir-Hossein Mousavi Khameneh (born March 1942), was the last Prime Minister of Iran from 1981 to 1989, and later he developed his passion for painting and writing poetry.

Mousavi served as the president of the Iranian Academy of Arts until 2009 when conservative authorities removed him due to his 2009 election candidacy and protest.

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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: Works of four young Iranian women titled Closed

Closed-Henna-Art-Gallery-6-iTehran – Henna Art Gallery
Dec 31 2010 – Jan 14 2011

Henna Art Gallery is pleased to present the Works of four Young Iranian women: Mina Anooshei, Mahsa Tehrani, Naeeme Naeemaee and Elham Sadeghi. Their paintings reflect their own personal lives while being deeply poetic and internal.

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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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Art Gallery: New Faces - Iran

7-Mohammad-Hassan-Morshedzadeh-iLondon Gallery – Janet Rady Fine Art @ La Ruche
Nov. 19  –  Dec. 12 2010

Janet Rady Fine Art in association with Arte Sara are pleased to present the works of nine hugely talented, young Iranian artists. All previously nominated for the UN Habitat Prize in 2009, these artists are reunited in a tightly curated show which serves to illustrate the depth of artistic skill in Iran today.

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Art Gallery: Contemporary Persian Calligraphy by Fereydoun Omidi

Calligraphy-Fereydoun-Omidi-7a-iHenna Art Gallery – Tehran
November 26 – December 10 2010

Fereydoun Omidi was born in 1967 in Roudbar Iran. He attended the Azad University and has been a member of the Iran Society of painters. Since 1995 he has held many exhibitions in Tehran but also a number of group exhibitions abroad including Japan, Venice and Paris.

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Art Gallery: Solo painting exhibition by Ali Chitsaz, its ok to laugh

Ali-Chitsaz-aaran-gallery-5-iAAran Art Gallery – Tehran
November 5-18, 2010

Ali Chitsaz is a funny man. Our first reaction to his work is to laugh, which is all right. Sometimes he is satisfied with a cheap smile but often manages to escape from falling into the realm of caricature.

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Art Gallery - Archaic Techniques of Lovemaking by Shahriar Ahmadi

Archaic-Techniques-of-Lovemaking-by-Shahriar-Ahmadi-3-iAB Gallery Luzern – Switzerland
October 17 – November 13  2010

Joy of Life as a Counter Vision

The latest works by the Iranian artist Shahriar Ahmadi translate their current theme into his customary powerful images and, in doing so, display a growing tendency towards the figurative.

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Khavarani Art Seeks to Link the Centuries

Khamran-Khavarani-HEKMAT-2-iBy Grace Nasri, first published in Iran Times

An award-winning Iranian-American artist and architect, credited with introducing a new style of painting to the world, says the emotions portrayed in his vibrant artwork come from the feelings in his heart that originated from the poems of ancient Persian poets like Rumi, Hafez and Ferdowsi.

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Paris - Iranian born artists at FIAC 2010 Contemporary Art Fair

Farhad-Moshiri-Toothpicker-2008-Huile-et-cristaux-sur-toile-montées-sur-carton-Oil-and-crystals-on-canvas-mounted-on-board-iTrue to Parisian form, Fiac, the international contemporary art fair, aims to impress. Hundreds of works, spread throughout the Tuilleries gardens, the Cour Carrée of the Louvre and the Grand Palais, promise to shock, amaze, frustrate and provoke.

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DUBAI & ABU DHABI - Charity Art Exhibition and Auction Gala

shirin-neshat-iNovember 5th & 6th 2010

Magic of Persia is privileged to host a spectacular Fundraising Gala in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, U.A.E.

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