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In the Name of the Rose: A Group exhibition on occasion of 60th Anniversary of Coup d'etat

Source: Aaran Gallery

Opening of exhibition: August 16, 2013 at Aaran Gallery in Tehran

Sixty years ago in august 1953 a coup d’etat orchestrated by British and American governments removed Dr.Mohammad Mosaddegh (1882 -1967), the democratically elected prime minister of Iran, from power and changed the fate of millions of people in this part of the world.

A-Petgar. Oil on canvas. 1961.

Dr.Mosaddegh was imprisoned and endured solitary confinement for three years, then he was put under house arrest until his death in 1967. Only a handful were allowed to attend his funeral, and he was buried in the living room of his house in Ahmadabad. He lies in his land deprived of a tombstone.

Mohamad Eskandari- Break Down

For decades there has been frequent attempts to obliterate his name from public life and even deny his image from the people of  this ancient land. This exhibition while not attempting to, has in fact unearthed and discovered works of art that have been hidden in archives and store rooms. In a humble way this exhibition is a tribute to this extraordinary nobleman and a show of denial to those who still believe that the history is written by conquerors.

Rana Javadi- 1979 Tehran University


A-Petgar (1914-1992)
Bahman Jalali (1944-2010)
Ahmad Aali
Rana Javadi
Mohamad Mehdi Tabatabaie
Farsad Labbauf
Behrang Samadzadeghan
Barbad Golshiri
Mohammad Eskandari

And screening of Documentary film “Remembering A National Leader” by renowned director, Hossein Torabi.
View the catalogue (in pdf)

Ahmad Aali- 1979- the Meeting of National Front.


AARAN Gallery

No.9 - Dey st. North Kheradmand Ave. Tehran Iran.
Postal code: 158591115
Tel: +9821 88829086-9


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