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Woven colors of nature in exquisite Iranian clothes

woven-colours-natureA profusion of vibrant colours and patterns has always been one of the main features of traditional Iranian dress since ancient times. This characteristic is still evident in the traditional dresses of rural and tribal women, whereas in the polluted, built-up environment of towns and cities it has succumbed to dull, monotone colours.

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Documentary: Sex Scandals in Religion

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Respected documentary producers Cogent/Benger Production produced the VisonTV documentary series, Sex Scandals In Religion. The series looks at alleged sexual abuses committed in various world religions – Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity.

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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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Go Animal-Free for Animal Freedom Day, July 23rd, 24th 2011

Animal-Freedom-day-2011Animal Freedom Day is engaging people from around the world, once again, in a gradual transformation to a healthier lifestyle. With the help of many celebrities and politicians, 19 year old Nadia Masoudi is about to change the world into a bountiful earth by using her method of one year, one day, and one life at a time.

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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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Freedom House: A Review of Censorship Circumvention Tools in Iran

Censorship-Circumvention-Tools-in-Iran-filter-software-iThis report is intended for internet users from Iran. In Iran, access to websites and services may be blocked and monitored by the Iranian government. This report summarizes the characteristics of a number of tools you can easily use to circumvent the blocking and monitoring system in Iran, and will help you to choose the right tool for your situation.

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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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Tirgan festival magazine cover design contest, Visions of Eternity

Tirgan festival magazineDeadline: Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tirgan 2011 invites graphic designers to submit their design to the Tirgan Magazine 2011 Cover Design Contest. Designs meeting the following specifications will be considered for further detailed review by the panel of judges;

 

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Iran and Global scientific collaboration in the 21st century

Knowledge-networks-nations-iThe number of publications from Iran has grown from just 736 in 1996 to 13,238 in 2008 — making it the fastest growing country in terms of numbers of scientific publications in the world. In August 2009, Iran announced a ‘comprehensive plan for science’ focused on higher education and stronger links between industry and academia.

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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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Iran photos of the year by Fars

Mount-Damavand-Mohammad-Azizi-iNineteen Photographs of Iran from 300 images submitted by 90 Fars photographers in 1389.

From Mount Damavand to Cheshmeh Ali to Shalamcheh.

 

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Photos: Iranian photographer, Azadeh Akhlaghi, Me According to Others

suspension08-iThe successful Iranian photographer, Azadeh Akhlaghi, initially wanted to become a poet. She was perhaps inspired by her birthplace, Shiraz, whose name is synonymous with poetry and has produced some of the most revered poets of Iran.

 

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Photos: Selected performances from Fajr Theater Festival

Fajr-festival-2011-Clouds-behind-larynx-iThe festival, started in 1982, is under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture in Iran. It takes place every year on the anniversary of the Iranian revolution.

 

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What's your Iranian-American object portraiture?

Iranian-American-object-portraiture-iDualism is part of my thesis project exploring the identity of Iranian-Americans through the use of object portraiture. The idea is to better understand the Iranian-American demographic through the objects that we keep around and associate as part of our identity.

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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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