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Friday, April 28, 2017

A Trio of Iranian Brothers Showcase Their Art in New York

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Young Iranian Artists Show Work at Paris’s Galerie Nicolas Flamel

By Katayoun Halajan
Galerie Nicolas Flamel in Paris is known for showcasing works by prominent Iranian artists, and its exhibitions usually bring together a mix of established and emerging talents.

An Iranian in Malta: Artist Lida Sherafatmand is a Campaigner for Peace

Malta is not the most obvious destination for an Iranian emigre family. Yet that's where Lida Sherafatmand moved to with her parents and siblings, a decade or so after the Revolution.

Metropolitan Museum’s Persian Carpets Exhibition: An Interview with Dr. Sheila Canby

“Carpets for Kings: Six Masterpieces of Iranian Weaving” is the title of a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Six small Iranian carpets dating from the 16th and 17th centuries – most of them of royal provenance – are on view at the Met through August 27. They entered the Met collections between 1910 and 1951.
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Paris Exhibition Shows Picasso’s Passion

Pablo Picasso's lifelong admiration for artworks from distant civilizations comes to light in a new Paris exhibition featuring such pieces from his own collection as well as his sketches, sculptures and paintings inspired by them.
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Poetry as Art: Four Iranian Artists Show Text-Based Works in London

By Corrie Parsonson
What would language look like as visual art? Four Iranian artists provide answers to that question in an exhibition that runs through April 29 at the Gerald Moore Gallery in southeast London.

Aryan Arian Explores Nudity In His Art

By Ali Sharifian (Translation: Ramin Khanjani)
On a bone-chilling evening in Montreal, art lovers make their way to the Z Gallery for an event organized by Shahrzad Arzadi. The evening features a conversation with the photographer and filmmaker Aryan Arian.

Tara Gallery Founder Prefers Art to Aerospace

By Susanna Huth
To the average person, Iran and contemporary art don't necessarily go together. That's something Homa Taraji is determined to change. Based in L.A., she is director of the Tara Gallery and co-founder of the American Foundation for Contemporary Iranian Art.

Getting Iranian-Americans to Collect Art: A Talk With AdvocArtsy’s Roshi Rahnama

By Fred Parvaneh
Roshi Rahnama is a California-based ex-attorney and art collector. She is also the founder of a key series of events: the AdvocArtsy exhibitions, which have been instrumental in showcasing the work of artists of Iranian descent.

British-Iranian Artist Jason Noushin Covers His Sculptures With Calligraphy

By Corrie Parsonson
The U.S.-based British-Iranian artist Jason Noushin has a fondness for birds, Persian calligraphy and for poetry. In his most recent works, he manages to combine the three, producing life-like birds covered with words.