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Iran's washing up liquid protest

- A striking piece of graffiti in the heart of Iran's capital Tehran has been widely shared on social media. It shows a woman holding up a "World Cup" in the shape of a washing up liquid bottle. What does it mean and why has it struck a chord? -BBC - 7/15/14

FREEDOM: A SHARED DREAM - International Jury Announcement

- Farhang Foundation announces its collaboration with an esteemed panel of jurors for the international urban art competition to design a site-specific artwork that commemorates the concepts of religious diversity and freedom as human rights as inspired by the ideals of Cyrus the Great. - 7/3/14

Dollmaker to display works inspired by characters of Iranian folk tales

- Works by Bibi Haazer Omidvari, an 88-year-old self-taught Iranian doll maker, is on display in an exhibition at the Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) in Tehran. Bibi Haazer, who lives in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz, creates her works based on characters from Iranian folk tales. - 7/1/14

Iranian artists come together to support World Food Programme

- 100 prominent Iranian artists have donated artworks to support the United Nations World Food Programme in its fight against hunger. The collection will be exhibited on World Food Day in October 2014 and will be displayed for a week before being sold to raise funds for WFP activities in Iran. - 6/19/14

Call for Submissions: 2015 Nowruz Banner Contest

- Eligible designs will be considered as the central artwork featured on street banners that will proudly promote Farhang's 7th Annual Nowruz (Iranian New Year) Celebration at LACMA throughout prominent boulevards in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley in March 2015. - 6/19/14

The Fetish of Staring at Iran's Women

- took a series of photographs of myself in 2007 that show me sitting on the toilet, weighing myself, and shaving my legs in the bath. I shot them as an angry response to an encounter with a gallery owner in London's artsy Brick Lane... -Haleh Anvari, NY Times - 6/16/14

Artist Amani's Angels

- Amani's angels, in all their colours and forms, are laden with the rich folklore, mythology, and imagery of his native Iran. From the winged disc of the Farvahar, to the angelic deities (Yazatas) featured prominently in Zoroastrianism and pre-Islamic Iran, winged beings and the concept of angels itself - thought to have originated in Iran - have played a central role in the Iranian psyche for centuries. - 6/12/14

2014 Tehran Auction grosses over $4 million

- The 3rd Tehran Auction sold out all the 90 lots on offer during its annual sale at the Parsian Azadi Hotel on Friday evening, grossing over 132 billion rials (over $4 million). Sohrab Sepehri's untitled painting from his Tree Trunk series sold for 18 billion rials (about $550,000), setting a new auction record for an Iranian painting, the Tehran Auction reported on Saturday. - 6/1/14

Art exhibit to review two centuries of Iranian culture of marriage

- An art exhibition, which will open at Tehran's Naqsh-e Jahan Gallery on Friday, will review the Iranian culture of marriage from the Qajar period (1783-1924) to the modern era. Eleven tableaus created by the combination of paintings by Pegah Vaalizadeh and copper works by Shahram Moslemi will be put on display at the exhibition entitled "Ashes on Lovers". - 5/15/14

An Artistic Glimpse Into Exiled Iranians' Nostalgia for the Homeland

- Many Iranians living in the diaspora are faced with nostalgia for a home country that they cannot return to because of the threat of persecution. Iranian-Canadian photographer Saman Aghvami attempted to capture that feeling in a photo exhibit called "I'm Not There" for Toronto's Contact Photography Festival. -Mahsa Alimardani, Global Voices - 5/14/14

The Elements: The Paintings of Mehri Yazdani

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library is showcasing paintings by Mehri Yazdani, an Iranian-American Artist. This is the first time that Mehri Yazdani is exhibiting her work in Silicon Valley, a great opportunity for the community to know an award-winning artist and to observe her remarkable paintings. - 5/13/14

Farhad Ahrarnia's Exhibition in London: STAGE ON FIRE

- For his third solo show at Rose Issa Projects, Farhad Ahrarnia combines his interest in dance, high modernism, and the arts of Central Asia and the Middle East to explore the relationship between various national, cultural and political institutions and 20th-century avant-garde arts. - 5/13/14

"Freedom: A Shared Dream" - International Public Urban Art Competition Sponsored by Farhang Foundation

- This momentous art competition commissioned by Farhang aims to create a historic piece of public art that celebrates the ideals of cultural freedom and religious tolerance that were central to the legacy of Cyrus the Great, Persian King from 2,500 years ago, and were shared by the Founding Fathers of the United States. Once completed, this artwork will be gifted to the city of Los Angeles on behalf of the Iranian American community. - 5/2/14

Facelifting Tehran One Wall at a Time

- Interview with Mehdi Ghadyanloo, a muralist, urban and street artist who lives and works in Tehran, Iran: "I am 33 years old. I studied art and drawing for undergraduate, followed by a masters degree in animation. I have always loved making art. I don't know where it began as my family is involved in agriculture." -Young Persian Artists - 5/1/14

Tehran gallery asks male, female artists to paint their impressions of opposite gender

- Tehran's Shila Gallery has called upon a number of eminent Iranian male and female painters to express their impressions of the opposite gender by means of their works, which will be put on display in separate exhibitions entitles "In the Other's Eyes" . - 4/28/14

Iranian artist uses percussion instruments as canvas for calligraphic paintings

- The Iranian artist Mohammadreza Javadinasab has recently created a number of calligraphic paintings on some Iranian percussion instruments called daf. The collection, which comprises 30 works, is scheduled to be showcased in an exhibition, which will open at the Panjareh Gallery on May 2. - 4/26/14

"The Soul Of War": Shokoufeh Malekkiani International Iranian Photographer Exhibition at the Agora Gallery New York City

- Shokoufeh Malekkiani blends her extraordinary artistic vision with a dedication to philanthropic causes as she continues to make a difference in this world. According to Malekkiani, "the power of art is limitless," and it is her greatest hope that she is able to leverage that artistic power to shed light on some of humanity's most devastating realities. - 4/17/14

Burnt Generation: A major exhibition of unseen work by eight contemporary Iranian photographers

- 'Many commentators have said that some of the most exciting photography in the world today is being made in Iran,' says Candlestar Director Fariba Farshad, who has curated Burnt Generation, Candlestar's new exhibition of Iranian Photography (in London). - 4/11/14

Iranian artworks raise about $2.5m at Christie's auction in Dubai

- Twenty-six paintings, calligraphic paintings and sculptures by Iranian artists were offered at the auction. "Black" by the U.S. based Iranian artist Ali Banisadr fetched $339,750, standing third among the top 10 most expensive artworks sold. - 4/7/14

Mehri Yazdani's Paintings are coming to San Jose, California

- Mehri Yazdani's painting evolved from her love for the art of ancient Persia, Greece, and Egypt. Her semi-abstract images give new form to ancient motifs, creating a unique style which captures the spirit of these early civilizations. - 4/2/14

Museum items can't be seized to pay Iran judgment

- The case targeting the Persian antiquities at the Field Museum of Natural History and the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute was closely watched nationwide by other museum officials, who feared a ruling against the Chicago museums could set an alarming precedent that might put their own collections at risk. AP - 3/29/14

"Bita Prize For Young Persian Artists" Awarded To Pianist Dena Taherianfar

- In a ceremony held at Stanford University last Wednesday evening, March 12, 2014, global philanthropist and humanitarian Bita Daryabari awarded the First Annual Bita Prize for Young Persian Artists to acclaimed seventeen-year-old concert pianist Dena Taherianfar. - 3/24/14

EXHIBITION in Los Angeles: Displacements: The Craft Practices of Golnar Adili and Samira Yamin

- The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) presents Displacements: The Craft Practices of Golnar Adili and Samira Yamin, an exhibition of new works by Iranian-American artists Golnar Adili and Samira Yamin. - 3/18/14

"When I was in Love," a Hessam Abrishami Solo Exhibition

- ABRA Gallery is very pleased to present Hessam Abrishami's second solo show in Westlake Village (California). Through these forty paintings, Hessam will be expressing his love affairs throughout his life, inviting viewers a glimpse through his past pleasures. - 3/12/14

Amir Hossein Zanjani's Solo Exhibition at Salsali Private Museum in Dubai: "Philosophical And Social Idea Of The Submission To Power"

- While Zanjani's portrayals give off piercing visions of the powerful persuasion of military force similar to real-life events such as the German 3rd Reich and the dictatorship of North Korea, they also refer to the social conflicts of the paradoxical and innate human subconscious desire to follow, submit and be conquered. - 3/11/14

Spanish cartoonist wins Golden Tooba at Fajr International Festival of Visual Arts

- Spanish cartoonist David Vela Cervera won the Golden Tooba (Tree of Heaven) in the cartoon section at the 6th Fajr International Festival of Visual Arts, the organizers announced during the closing ceremony on Sunday. - 2/25/14

Iranian-Born Artist Explores Cost Of Egypt's Revolution

- The work of Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat, whose photographs, films and video installations deal with gender, politics and religion in the Islamic world, has been heralded by art critics and collected by major museums. Although Neshat has lived in the United States since the 1970s, her work has most often been focused on the lives of women in Iran, and more recently with the aftermath of the Arab Spring in Egypt. -Carolyn Weaver - 2/24/14

Exhibition in London: Parastou Forouhar's "Kiss Me"

- This is the third solo show in London for Parastou Forouhar, whose latest body of work, the Kiss Meseries of textile banners, is an exciting new chapter in her art. - 2/18/14

Iranian photographer wins prize at World Press Photo contest

- The Iranian photographer Amir Purmand won the third award in the General News Singles section of the 57th annual World Press Photo. He won the prize for his photo "Moments before the Hanging", the organizers announced on Saturday. The winners were selected from more than 90,000 images submitted to the contest. - 2/16/14

Photos: Snowy City Festival in Boroujen

- The 7th Snow City Festival was held January 28-30 at the Choghakhor international pond close to the the town of Boroujen in the Iranian province of Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari. 179 people in 39 groups had registered for the competitions. Among the participating groups, 13 were from other provinces. These groups created many giant snow sculptures which decorated the landscape and captivated the visiting people. - 2/3/14

"Drawing Repression": New Book Illustrates 52 Weeks of Human Rights in Iran

- Drawn by prominent Iranian cartoonist Touka Neyestani, Drawing Repression: A Year in Cartoons features 52 weekly cartoons highlighting human rights issues over the course of Persian Solar Year 1391 (Spring 2012 - Spring 2013), the last year of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's presidency. - 2/2/14

EXHIBITION at YBCA, San Francisco: Room for Big Ideas: The Chasm Arena

- This exhibition juxtaposes works by Palestinian artist Zeina Barakeh and Israeli artist Michal Gavish, centering on conflict, reconciliation, and history. Five Iranian artists participated in the audio part of this world-shaking project: Omid Fallahazad, Samira Hashemi, Pantea Karimi, Mahshid Modares, and Minoosh Zomorodinia. - 1/31/14

Photos: University Dissertation Presented On The Wall!

- 6 Iranian women (Bita, Elham, Mahzad, Setayesh, Simin, Zahra), who are university students majoring in Graphics, did their dissertation by doing a painting on the outside wall of a sports club in Tehran. Here are snapshots of the women at work and their amazing work of art! -Mohammad Babaei - 1/27/14

Iranian Artist Shirin Neshat Receives a Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum

- Every year at Davos, the Crystal Awards celebrate artists who not only excel in their art, but also help to improve the world around them. This year, the awards recognized three exceptional cultural leaders: the Academy Award-winning actor and humanitarian Matt Damon; the opera tenor Juan Diego Florez; and artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat. - 1/25/14

Iranian Arts Community Rallies Around Environmental Conference

- Iranian filmmaker Manijeh Hekmat has announced that on Saturday January 25, there will be a conference on environmental issues with participation from grassroots organizations, the Department of the Environment and other government officials. - 1/24/14

Authorities Close Cultural Events in Tehran Despite Rouhani's Recent Support of Artists

- A large crowd of eager guests, some of whom had traveled long distances, were not allowed to attend a cultural event organized by Chelcheragh magazine on Sunday, January 12, cancelled on orders from the Tehran General and Revolutionary Courts Prosecutor, according to the Police Commander. - 1/16/14

Art without freedom is nonsense: President Rohani

- Iranian President Hassan Rohani said that creativity is developed in the light of freedom and that art without freedom is nonsense. President Rohani made the remarks at Tehran's Vahdat Hall on Wednesday evening during a meeting attended by a large number of artists, literati, cineastes and groups of presidential advisors and officials. - 1/11/14

President Rohani: Art can flourish in a democratic society

- President Hassan Rohani on Wednesday met with a group of Iranian prominent artists and emphasized his determination to provide an appropriate situation for artistic creativity. Criticizing those who look at art from a security point of view, the president said art is not a menace and artists do not threaten the security of the country and the government should trust the art and artists. - 1/9/14

2014 Nowruz Banner Contest Winner Announced

- The winning design, now unveiled for the first time, will be featured on street banners in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley in promotion of Farhang's upcoming Nowruz celebrations in March 2014. Afsoon Riazi, a graphic designer based in Vancouver, Canada has created this year's winning design, at the heart of which is a red apple. - 1/7/14

Cartoons of Iranian musicians on display at Tehran gallery

- A collection of cartoons centering on Iranian musicians is currently on display in an exhibition at Tehran's Naqsh-e Jahan Gallery. Entitled "Face to Face", the collection has been created by Saeid Chavari. - 1/6/14

Explore 'Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran' at Peeler Center, Feb. 10 - May 8

- An exhibition of 58 works of photography and video installations by 20 of Iran's most celebrated photographers, will be on view at DePauw University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, gathers personal perspectives of contemporary Iran filtered through individual sensibilities, which simultaneously addressing public concerns. - 1/4/14

Artists urge Iranians to donate benefits to fight pollution

- A group of Iranian artists is urging compatriots to begin donating their monthly government benefits to find solutions for the country's worsening environmental problems. - 12/28/13

Panel Discussion in New York - Shoja Azari: FAKE: Idyllic Life

- FAKE: Idyllic Life features recent painting installations and video works by Shoja Azari that seamlessly intertwine quotation with intervention in order to examine the integral roles that history and context play in depictions of the Islamic world. - 12/13/13

First UK Sonic Arts Residency with Islamic Republic of Iran

- International arts consultancy Six Pillars announces the UK's first sound art residency for Iranian artists and musicians. Five emerging practitioners visit London for the first time from Iran on 9 December. The two weeks intense preparation and technical workshops peak with the performance of "Iran-UK Sonics" at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Friday 13 December - 12/2/13

Iranian cartoonist finishes first in Italian contest

- The Iranian cartoonist Behruz Firuzi has won the first prize at the 17th edition of the international competition Fax for Peace, Fax for Tolerance in Spilimbergo, Italy. He received the prize for his cartoon depicting a little girl playing hopscotch but the safe base of it ends with a hole and tombstone - 12/2/13

Exhibition in London - Hanieh Delecroix and Keyvan Saber: LIFELINE

- This is the first solo exhibition in London for Hanieh Delecroix & Keyvan Saber, a unique collaboration between two Iranian artists based in Paris who started working together in 2012. - 11/22/13

Portraits of Iranians in exile to be displayed in Germany

- On Saturday Nov. 23, the Arturo drama school in Cologne, Germany will exhibit 101 portraits by Iranian painter Arta Davari depicting Iranians living in exile. The artist told Radio Zamaneh that the subjects of the portraits are all friends or acquaintances of his. - 11/7/13

Exhibition in New York: "FAKE: Idyllic Life" - New Works by Shoja Azari

- Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to present new painting installations and video works by Shoja Azari that seamlessly intertwine myth with reality, quotation with intervention in order to examine the integral roles played by history and context in depictions of the Islamic world. - 11/5/13

Iranian arts grab high records at Dubai Christie's

- Various Iranian art pieces have fetched high prices at Dubai Christie's during its seasonal Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art sale. Parviz Tanavoli's a six foot tall sculpture titled "Oh Persepolis II" fetched $940,000 on first night of the auction. - 11/2/13

Iran's artists warn US and European sanctions are affecting their work

- Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Super Sohrab. Iran's own superman stands in front of Tehran's famous Azadi Square, the site of the country's 1979 Islamic revolution as well as the mass popular uprising of 2009. -Saeed Kamali Dehghan, Guardian - 11/2/13

MODERNITY OF TRADITION: Photography exhibition in London in support of the Omid Foundations

- An exhibition of photographs by Omid Salehi in support the Omid Foundations. The exhibition includes over 40 limited edition photographs by the artist. This is a truly unique opportunity to purchase photographs of exceptional importance at very attractive prices and at the same time supporting the work of the Omid Foundations. - 10/24/13

Iran to host 2014 Fajr Visual Arts Festival

- Iran is planning to set novel programs for the sixth edition of Fajr International Visual Arts Festival to be held in the capital city of Tehran February 3-24, 2014. The festival annually hosts many artists from the country and around the world to vie in nine categories including painting, graphic design, pottery, illustration, miniature, and caricature. - 10/21/13

Persian Art from Islamic Era at Tropenmuseum of Amsterdam

- The objects at the exhibition have been collected from various museums and collections such as The Hague Municipality Museum, Rotterdam World Museum, Escher Foundation and Victoria and Albert Museum in London. - 10/14/13

Iranian-American Artist Manss Aval solo exhibit "The Nature of Things" at the Poway Center for the Performing Art

- The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild is pleased to announce that guild member Manss Aval has been selected for a solo exhibit, entitled "The Nature of Things" at the Poway Center for the Performing Art. - 10/7/13

`Iran Modern' Exhibition: Charlie Rose

- Charlie Rose, Sept. 16: A discussion on the new "Iran Modern" exhibition, currently on display at the Asia Society in New York, with museum director Melissa Chiu, and vice presidents Suzanne DiMaggio and Tom Nagorski. - 9/20/13

Female Iranian photographer unveiling the turmoil of war

- Iranian photographer Shokoufeh Malekkiani blends her extraordinary artistic vision with a dedication to philanthropic causes as she continues to make a difference in this world. According to Malekkiani, "the power of art is limitless," and it is her greatest hope that she is able to leverage that artistic power to shed light on some of humanity's most devastating realities. - 9/15/13

EXHIBITION: Bozorgmehr Hosseinpur's cartoons disclose Qajar king's harem

- An exhibition of cartoons by Bozorgmehr Hosseinpur on women in the harem of the Qajar king Nasser ad-Din Shah (1831-1896) will open at Tehran's Silk Road Gallery on September 20. A collection of 14 cartoons inspired by photos from the Qajar era, will be on display at the exhibit until September 30. - 9/14/13

THE THIRD SPACE: Iranian Women Artist Exhibition in Toronto

- The Third Space is a group exhibition featuring a selection of works by six female artists of Iranian descent working in media as varied as drawing, photography, collage, video, and sculpture. Collectively, their works address issues about life in the diaspora. - 9/13/13

Trees of My Homeland: A collection of contemporary art from Iran

- Kicking off the grand opening of Tara Gallery in Los Angeles - sponsored by the American Foundation for Contemporary Iranian Art (AFCIA), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting contemporary Iranian art - TREES OF MY HOMELAND is curated by veteran art expert and Tara Gallery director, Homa Taraji. In cooperation with the Golestan Gallery in Tehran - 9/6/13

Iranian artist Mehdi Saeedi wins top award at US contest

- Iranian graphic designer Mehdi Saeedi has garnered top award at the 2013 poster competition of Graphis, the American International Journal of Visual Communication Magazine. Saeedi was honored with a golden award for his poster 'Child Labor' in the Professional Services Category of the contest. - 8/25/13

Photos: Tehran museum displays works of Saqqakhaneh Movement artists

- An exhibition displaying works of a number of major artists of the Saqqakhaneh Movement, an artistic movement that began in Iran during the 1960s, opened during a ceremony at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMOCA) on Tuesday. - 8/23/13

White Room Covered in Farsi Calligraphy Reflects Identity of an Immigrant

- Germany-based Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar covers white walls and floors with black script in Farsi for her ongoing series known as Written Room. Each of her site-specific installations, which have been exhibited across the world since 1999, redefines an empty space with her decorative handwriting that is both visually pleasing, architecturally transformative, and deeply interpretive. -My Modern Met - 8/23/13

Tehran Exhibit Hangs Photos Of Last Qajar Crown Prince

- Iran Photo Museum, which also known as Axkhaneh Shahr, has showcased a collection of photos of the last Qajar crown prince, Mohammad-Hassan Mirza (1899-1943), at an exhibition. The collection comprises 36 photos, which have been taken by Yusef Khan, an Armenian photographer who lived in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz. - 8/15/13

I am strongly influenced by Charlie Chaplin: Iranian cartoonist Derambakhsh

- Iranian cartoonist Kambiz Derambakhsh has said that he is "strongly influenced" by English comic actor and filmmaker Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin. "He is my idol," Derambakhsh admitted during a meeting at the City Book Institute in Tehran on Monday. The meeting was part of "The Artistic Dialogue", a program organized by the institute every week. - 8/14/13

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

- 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. - 8/12/13

"Games of Colors" helps people learn art in its correct form: Yasmin Sinaii

- Iranian painter and sculptor Yasmin Sinai is convinced that the workshop "Games of Colors" now underway at the Iranian Artists Forum gives people a chance to learn art in its correct form. The workshops have been organized by the Damonfar Company, the Iranian representative of France's Pebeo and Germany's Faber Castell, two companies that manufacture art materials. - 8/5/13

EXHIBITION: The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination

- This exhibition will provide a visual narrative of the history of Zoroastrianism from its ancient Iranian roots, to its emergence as the foremost religion of the Achaemenid and Parthian empires and its consolidation as the state religion under the Sasanians and the establishment of the great regnal fires. - 7/23/13

Iranian building "No Name Shop" shortlisted for prize at Singapore architecture festival

- A building called No Name Shop in an Iranian shopping center was nominated for a prize at the World Architecture Festival, which will be held from October 2 to 4 in Singapore. Ali Dehqani, Ali Soltani and Atefeh Karbasi designed No Name Shop at Ayeneh Office in 2012. The 794-squaremeter building is located in the town of Najafabad in Isfahan Province. - 7/23/13

Kambiz Derambakhsh wins Grand Prize at Turkish cartoon contest

- Veteran Iranian cartoonist Kambiz Derambakhsh won the Grand Prize at the 33rd International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest in Turkey. Four other Iranian cartoonists were also honored with special prizes. - 7/22/13

Exhibition by Monir Shahroudi Farmanfarmaian: Hejleh -- As Public Art

- Hejleh is bridal chamber, a room prepared and decorated by the family of the bride and groom with colorful glass, mirror, and textile for the newly-wed to spend their first night in. It has its own place in the Iranian lore and can be found in such classic works as Ferdowsi's epic Shahnameh and Nezami Ganjavi's Khosrow o Shirin. It also appears in many miniature paintings of scenes of festivity and merriment. -Yahya Dehghanpour, Rose Issa Projects - 7/21/13

Call for Submissions: 2014 Nowruz Banner Contest

- Farhang Foundation is calling on aspiring or veteran graphic artists to submit original designs that conceptualize Nowruz (Iranian New Year) or some other aspect of Iranian culture. Farhang also invites artists, writers, directors, and performers to join us in our efforts to create a dynamic and immersive theatrical experience in honor of Nowruz - 7/18/13

Exhibition at the Asia Society in New York: Iran Modern

- Asia Society is organizing a landmark exhibition, Iran Modern, that will focus on Iranian art created during the three decades leading up to the revolution of 1979. Asia Society's aim is to shed light on a period when Iranian artists were engaged with the world through the Tehran Biennial in Iran as well as exhibitions overseas, and when their work was collected by institutions inside and outside of Iran. - 7/18/13

New Art on Market Street Poster Series Celebrates 50 Years of Bay Area Activism

- Ever since moving to San Francisco in 2009, Iranian-born Sanaz Mazinani has been fascinated by the narrative of political struggles and the ways in which the people of San Francisco have played a major role in advancing important social issues, such as free speech and LGBTQ rights. - 7/18/13

Photos: Qajar era monument converted into museum for works of Kamalolmolk and students

- The Negarestan Garden, a Qajar era monument in Tehran, has been converted into a museum to display works of Qajar era painter Mohammad Qaffari (1847-1940), known as Kamalolmolk, and his students. - 7/17/13

Photos: "Nanny Hassan" Exhibition at the Iranian Artists Forum

- An exhibition of paintings by self-taught artist Monavvar Ramezani known as "Nanny Hassan" is being held at the Nami Gallery of the Iranian Artists Forum today. The 76-year-old Nanny Hassan lives in the town of Qeydar of Zanjan Province. She used to weave carpets and draw carpet designs, but found interest in paintings over the past few years. - 7/5/13
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