Shahrivar 26 1400 - September 17 2021
Women at the height of their artistic powers present a powerful reckoning in SOUL Fury

From love, bitter becomes sweet ... From love, fire becomes light ... From love, fury becomes mercy. So wrote the Sufi poet Rumi 700 years ago. Curator Nur Shkembi has used Rumi's evocative words to frame her selection of art by 16 women artists who have cultural backgrounds in Islam as SOUL Fury, an exhibition running at Bendigo Art Gallery until October. -Alison Carroll, The Conversation 9/15/21

The 2022 Nasher Prize Laureate: Nairy Baghramian

Nairy Baghramian takes the creation and presentation of sculpture as her de facto subject yet makes works highlighting the poignant, contradictory, and sometimes humorous circumstances that can suffuse both the artistic process as well as everyday life. Over the past three decades, she has explored elements of sculptural practice and installation to create works that challenge their settings and upend expected modes of presentation as well as the architectural, sociological, political, and historical contexts that inform them. -Nasher 9/14/21

Now in its Second Year, the Khor Art Initiative Is Aiming to Revitalize Iran's Beleaguered Arts Community

Last year, Iran was among the countries hardest hit by the pandemic, and the nation's isolated political status only served to exacerbate an already tragic situation. For artists, revenue sources dried up exhibitions were abruptly canceled. Amid the tumult, Saradipour Art Gallery, an online gallery that focuses on Middle Eastern artists, decided to launch the Khor Art Initiative, an independent art prize defined to discover and support emerging, and mainly Iranian, talents and introduce them to a wider audience. -Artnet 9/10/21

Review: Sound and shadow evoke Nasim Moghadam's Iranian roots, womxn's solidarity

Nasim Moghadam's exhibition I Sprout on my Wound at Oakland's Aggregate Space Gallery (through October 23) is a haunting, immersive experience that brings together the interdisciplinary artist's sculptural, photographic, sound, and video practices in a single installation of new work. -Tamara Suarez Porras, 48hills 9/10/21

Hoda Kashiha Paintings Exhibition at Tehran's Parallel Circuit Gallery

Hoda Kashiha is hanging her latest paintings in an exhibition at Parallel Circuit Gallery.The exhibit named "In appreciation of blinking" will be running until September 10 -Honar Online 9/8/21

The 2022 Nowruz Street Banner Contest

Farhang Foundation is calling on graphic artists worldwide to submit original designs that conceptualize Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) commemorating Farhang's annual celebration of Nowruz in Los Angeles. Eligible designs will be considered as the central artwork featured on street banners and other marketing material that will proudly promote Farhang's 13th Annual Nowruz Celebration at UCLA throughout prominent boulevards of Los Angeles in February and March of 2022. 9/3/21

The Caviar Club

In the mid 1970s​, Iran started buying nudes. Some were abstract nudes, such as Willem de Kooning's Woman III, with her yellow hair and emphatic yellow breasts and an expression that suggests some bemusement at de Kooning's 'melodrama of vulgarity'. Some featured nudity as part of a mysterious mise en scene, as in Francis Bacon's triptych Two Figures Lying on a Bed with Attendants, in which a pair of naked men lie on a peculiar, possibly therapeutic bed. -Azadeh Moaveni, London Review of Books 9/2/21

Exhibition of Iranian runner and artist works in England

Works by athlete and artist Mohammad Berangi were exhibited at the West Yorkshire Printing Workshop (WYPW). The works of this collection, like the previous works of this artist, show his interest in using Iranian stories and literature and combining them with various visual elements. -Honar Online 9/2/21

curved angles, extruded window frames + square dots characterize futuristic building in iran

'sepid' designed by the shar group is an organic-shaped concrete-clad commercial and residential building in qazvin, iran. the concept of the project started with three rectangular volumes stitched together, that were later clad in a secondary curved envelope with multi-sized extruded window frames. the architects avoided using 90-degree angles both inside and outside the structure, giving a futuristic view. -designboom 8/31/21

Amir H. Fallah Created Stained Glass "Portals" for the LA County Department of Mental Health

Iranian-American artist Amir H. Fallah has created his largest public installation to date. "Portals" is a series of three stained glass panels created for The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health's new headquarters in Koreatown. Each work subtly divides the terrace of the site, by allowing visitors an intimate space to contemplate each work with the surrounding environment. -HypeArt 8/31/21

'I saw death, I saw love': Artist's secret testament to life in Iran

The art exhibition "SOUL fury" at Bendigo Art Gallery in Australia this month takes its name from a collection of poetry by 13th century Persian poet Rumi. Sixteen female artists with a connection to Islamic heritage, art and cultures have been brought together in an exhibition that challenges colonialism and the patriarchy. -Brisbane Times 8/27/21

Exhibition by Collective for Black Iranians -- Hasteem: We Are Here

Hasteem is an exhibition produced by the Collective for Black Iranians to raise awareness on the intersection of being Black, African/of African descent and Iranian. The Collective invites the global community to embark on a journey of understanding the different segments that make up who we are. The Collective affirms the interconnectedness between Blackness and the Iranian identity. 8/23/21

Summer Group Exhibition by Iranian-American Artists: Once Upon a Time

Myth, fantasy, and memory collide in Once Upon a Time, a group exhibition exploring the dialogue between contemporary artists of Iranian origin whose work is inspired by or acts as a reimagined form of memory or fairytale. The Persian equivalent of "Once upon a time" is "Yeki bood, yeki nabood," literally translating to "There was one and there was not one. 8/23/21

Iran's art community fears 'Stalin era' under Raisi

President Ebrahim Raisi's pick for the post of culture minister has drawn a furious backlash from Iran's art community members, who fear there will be a return to stifling cultural restrictions. -Al Monitor 8/20/21

Photos: Inja Gallery Showing Negar Farajiani's Artworkss

Negar Farajiani is currently hanging a collection of her latest artworks in an exhibition titled "Tattered Masterpieces" at Inja Gallery. 8/10/21

A Moving Exhibition About (Re)Location

At the Bristol Art Museum, a new exhibition explores themes of displacement with such power and poignancy that it can rightly be called a must-see show. One of the most striking works in the show is a figurative painting titled Floating by Iranian artist Shabnam Jannesari. It depicts a serene-faced woman in a gravity-defying pose, awash in color and pattern. -Michael Rose, golocalprov 8/5/21

"Between Sea & Sky": Persian Blue and White Ceramics in Texas

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston has organised a unique exhibition of Persian ceramics. The objects, however, are not from the museum's own treasure but on loan from one of the largest private collections of Persian art. - Pejman Akbarzadeh 8/4/21

Unveiling of latest Iranian Mural in Southern California

Farhang Foundation is proud to announce the official unveiling of its third winning mural design as part of its Iranian Mural Design Competition in collaboration with Beautify Earth. The competition invited artists to submit design concepts that conceptualize different and unique aspects of Iranian culture. 7/28/21

Iranian photographer Mehdi Kazemi wins Silver Medal at Danube Digital Circuit

Iranian photographer Mehdi Kazemi Bumeh has won Salon Silver Medal at the 1st Danube Digital Circuit in Russia. He garnered the honor in the C Open Color category of the exhibition for his photo "Man with a White Beard". Mehdi Parsaian, another Iranian photographer, also won an honorable mention for his photo "Peak of Light" in this section. -Tehran Times 7/28/21

'I Felt in Between Places': Iranian Artist Arghavan Khosravi on Studying Art in the U.S., and Why She Paints Preoccupied Women

The U.S.-based Iranian painter Arghavan Khosravi's sculptural, multi-paneled paintings capture the claustrophobia and disorientation of being split between worlds. In her critically acclaimed recent show, "In Between Places" at New York's Rachel Uffner gallery women assume agency as they move through their daily lives, all the while preoccupied with looming concerns, represented by depictions such as a ball and chain... -Artnet 7/8/21

Photos: Bavan Gallery Shows artworks by Pooneh Oshidari

An exhibition of paintings by Pooneh Oshidari currently underway at Bavan Gallery. The exhibit entitled "Homeland" will continue until July 12. Pooneh Oshidari ( has studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Tehran University of Art. Oshidari is mostly concentrated on painting and drawing. -Honar Online 7/6/21

Submissions For Art Iran Curatorial Competition

Farhang Foundation and the Craft Contemporary announce a call for submissions for the Art Iran Curatorial Competition. The call is for curators and other arts professionals with experience in developing highly focused group exhibitions preferably centered on Middle Eastern art and culture. 6/25/21

Iranian Painter Shirazeh Houshiary Explains the Benefits of Painting on the Floor and Why Nothing Is More Abstract Than Nature

For Shirazeh Houshiary, being close with nature is key. Even her West London studio is located right by the woods so she can listen to birds and keep in tune with nature's ebbs and flows. Houshiary moved to London in 1973, leaving her native Iran to study art. Her installations, paintings, and sculptures often take inspiration from Eastern culture, poetry, and mythology. -Artnet 6/22/21

Photos: Vista Gallery Shows artworks by Ali Fakhraei

A collection of artworks by Ali Fakhraei is on display in an exhibition at Vista Gallery. The exhibit named "Miles of Ropes" will continue until June 4. -Honar Online 6/10/21

Photos: Iranshahr Gallery Exhibits Saeid Shahlapur's Sculptures

Iranshahr Gallery is playing host to an exhibition of sculptures by Saeid Shahlapur. The exhibit will run until June 9. Saeed Shahlapour (Born 1944, Tehran) is an Iranian leading sculptor, painter, and printmaker. He studied sculpture in the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, where he experimented with various materials and techniques of painting and sculpture, as well as the fundamentals of architecture. -Honar Online 6/1/21

Webinar: Reimagining the Past: The Dilemma of Indigenous Persian Architecture

More than a century of exposure to European modernity and its urbanization and architectural practices changed the Iranian urban landscape. New styles, concepts, functions and construction techniques came to redefine the very vocabulary of public and private spaces. The project of modernization relegated the indigenous Persian urban and architectural principles to the realm of outmoded, or at the best, made them subjects of nostalgic and decorative referencing. -Yale University 5/20/21

An Iranian Photographer's Exhibition Opens At The 4Most Gallery

On a summer tour of rural Iran, Foad Seyed Mohammadi came upon a man who had no hands. He saw the man in a bustling bazaar in a western village near Sardasht, not far from the Iraqi border. He saw the man's round stumps amid the swirling colors of fabric for sale and the heady aroma of spices. Mohammadi approached the man with his camera in hand. And clicked. And with that, the 38-year-old artist stopped time; captured a moment for eternity. He told the story of a farmer and shepherd named Omar, who lost both his hands in a terrible childhood incident. -Michelle Holder, WUFT 5/19/21

'Iranian culture has huge depths and continues to be relevant today'

Five thousand years of Iranian art goes on show at the V&A this month. A private collector who lent many of the works reveals what light these treasures cast on the country. The Sarikhani Collection is one of the most extraordinary and significant assemblies of art in Britain, if not the world. It comprises, in all its magnificence, some 1,000 items: ceramics, metalwork, textiles and manuscripts that together tell the long and wondrous story of Iran and its culture from 3000BC until the 18th century. -Rachel Cooke, Guardian 5/17/21


OF KINGS AND PAINTINGS is a history of the extraordinary art of Iran from 1785 to 1925. The documentary is the first film to explore the work of Iran's most significant artists of this remarkable era that straddled the transition between tradition and modernity. While offering an overview of painters and paintings of the Qajar era and its influence on Iranian artists and photographers today, the film weaves together art history and Iranian history. -Farhang Foundation 4/22/21

Farideh Sakhaeifar: You are in the War Zone at Trotter & Sholer, NYC

You are in the war zone. is a retrospective exhibition of the Iranian artist Farideh Sakhaeifar, curated by Klaudia Ofwana Draber presented by Trotter&Sholer and KODA. This tight but emotionally packed show harshly criticizes U.S. foreign policy in the MENA region and gives ample space to contemplate the suffering of its people under constant imperialist aggression. -Jonas Albro, Arte Fuse 4/20/21

Kamyar Bineshtarigh's world of words

With a deliberate randomness and the works of a beloved Persian poet, the Iranian artist combines language, text and writing imaginatively to create meaning - or shatter it. -New Frame 4/2/21

Bahman Mohassess shaped Iranian modernism-and buried his own legacy

Bahman Mohassess is considered Iran's most important modernist, and has been dubbed the "Persian Picasso." But for nearly five decades of his career, he lived outside the public eye in Italy, and his countrymen even thought he was dead. Now, however, there is no missing the many contributions of Mohassess, who is best known for his paintings of anthropomorphic figures that allude to international political conflict. -Angelica Villa, Art News 4/1/21

A brush with... Ali Banisadr

As he prepares for a two-part exhibition in Florence, the Brooklyn-based artist Ali Banisadr discusses his life and work through the cultural epiphanies and influences that have shaped him. Banisadr was born in Tehran, Iran in 1976 during a tumultuous period, marked by the Iranian Revolution in 1979 and then the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. -Art Newspaper 3/31/21

What It Took to Assemble Iran's $3 Billion Modern Art Collection

In 1975, Donna Stein embarked on a semi-secret, two-year effort to build a contemporary art collection for the empress of Iran. Before she was hired as part of the empresses's private secretariat, Stein was an assistant curator in the prints and illustrated books department at MoMA and was given very little direction before and during her tenure in Tehran. There was no budget and no real guidance about acquisitions. -James Tarmy, Bloomberg 3/25/21

10 Must-See Shows from Middle Eastern Galleries You Can View

Over the past year, the art world has made a conscious effort to highlight voices beyond the narrow confines of the West, amplifying unheard voices and moving away from the long-dominant white male gaze. Perhaps one of the most exciting hotspots within our increasingly global art world is the Middle East. -Lizzy Vartanian Collier, Artsy 3/24/21

How POT Founder Mandy Kolahi is Democratizing the Ceramic Space

This weekend, on 20 March, POT will release founder Mandy Kolahi's collection of ceramics celebrating Persian New Year-a selection of blue-glazed pieces that perfectly represent the LA studio. Featuring delightfully snide Farsi phrases often uttered in Kolahi's family (and in the wider Iranian community), this is the type of pottery that traditionally didn't "belong" in the institution of art, made by an individual who felt out of place within the ceramics space. -Cool Hunting 3/22/21

PHOTOS: Giant colored eggs in Tehran to welcome Persian New Year Norooz

To mark the beginning of the Persian New Year, also known as Norooz, visual artists in Tehran are painting large eggs to be installed in various locations in the city. This year Norooz starts on Saturday, March 20th at 2:37 AM PST. -Pantea Nikzad 3/11/21

Young Iranians defy tattoo taboo

A face hauntingly peering through a mirror surrounded by black. A woman with a skeleton hand protruding from her mouth. A skull with a colourful knife lodged in it. These are not images you would normally find on display in galleries across Tehran, or anywhere else in Iran. But a group of artists put together a display of those artworks, alongside others, as part of a private gallery dedicated to paintings done by tattoo artists. - Maziar Motamedi, Al Jazeera 3/9/21

How Artist Hadi Fallahpisheh "Paints With Light" Without a Camera

Often commenting on conditions of displacement, the work of Tehran, Iran-born multimedia artist Hadi Fallahpisheh questions the ability of representation to convey truths, revealing the gaps between public perception and personal experience. Most interestingly, his photographs are made without the use of a camera, but in his darkroom where he employs a flashlight and exposes objects, ideas, concepts and, perhaps, even dreams to photosensitive paper. -Cultured Magazine 2/19/21

A Love Letter to Artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

On now through March 6, James Cohan Gallery in New York presents a two-part solo exhibition of the late Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian's work. For Cultured, Iranian American creator Pari Ehsan pens a letter of love and appreciation to Farmanfarmaian and presents a fashion editorial inspired by the artist's work. -Cultured 2/17/21

Shirin Neshat on telling complex stories through art

In my artworks I approach beauty as a way to escape the mundane. Beauty isn't just the physicality of my characters, but their raw emotions, dignity and humanity. As an Iranian, I was born into a culture that is deeply rooted in poetry and mysticism, where beauty means a heightened sense of emotions and spirituality -- it's a way to cope with the hardship and ugliness of tyranny and everyday life. -CNN 2/16/21

Young Artist Uses Rubik's Cubes as Preferred Medium

She can solve it with her eyes closed, but not too long ago 11-year-old Sasha Aminpour, who has a thing for puzzles of all kinds, had not even heard of a Rubik's Cube. Invented in 1974 by Hungarian architect Ernő Rubik, the Rubik's Cube remains a popular toy to this day, which means Sasha was able to learn how to solve it online. -Kristopher Gee, Spectrum News 2/8/21

A brush with... Tala Madani

Ben Luke talks to Tala Madani, the Tehran-born, Los Angeles-based artist, about the influences and cultural experiences behind her remarkable paintings and animations. She talks about art's role in shaping her experience in the US after she had moved to Oregon from Tehran as a teenager, ... -Art Newspaper 2/3/21

PHOTOS: Opening of "Armaghan" (gift) and "Conceptual Photo" exhibitions with works by Iranian and foreign artists

The reopening ceremony of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art was held on Thursday, January 28. Due to the observance of health protocols, a limited number of artists, officials and guests from foreign embassies participated at this event. -Honar Online 2/1/21

Yale Program in Iranian Studies - Spring 2021 Iran Colloquium

The Iran Colloquium is a forum of the Yale Program in Iranian Studies, directed by Professor Abbas Amanat. Currently in its 13th year, the Iran Colloquium provides a platform for scholars (and some practitioners) in fields related to Iran, Persian and Persianate studies to share their scholarship and other work with the Yale community. 1/26/21

Artist to Watch: Nazanin Amiri Meers

A Love of Pattern Drives the Iranian-Born Artist's Work, from Textiles to Public Art to Tilework Celebrating Women. "So, you make clothes, right?" is a question that fiber artist Nazanin Amiri Meers is accustomed to hearing. And the answer is always the same. "No," she says, with a hint of patient bemusement. "I don't even know how to sew. I design prints or patterns that go on the textile - upholstery, clothing, sheets, wallpaper - anything with a surface that needs a pattern." -Matthew Thompson, KC Studio 1/26/21

Photos: Negar Gallery in Tehran Shows Paintings by Mehdi Mashayekhi

Mehdi Mashayekhi is hanging his latest paintings in an exhibition entitled "Brick Art" at Negar Gallery in Tehran. The exhibit will continue until January 26. -Honar Online 1/22/21

Shabnam's vibrant 'Carpet Grew Like a Garden' looks inside Iranian life; Coming to Gallery 263

For even more reason to look forward to 2021, the exhibit "The Carpet Grew Like a Garden" begins Jan. 14 at Gallery 263 in Cambridgeport, showing works by Iranian-born Shabnam Jannesari. The life-size works are vibrant with rusts and ultramarine blues that pop from a common element: the intricate Persian rugs on which women lie, sit and stand, contrasting patterns and colors often infiltrating into their shirts, skirts and tights. -Cambridge Day 12/27/20

Ceramist Abbas Akbari honored as Iran's top art scholar of the year

Ceramist Abbas Akbari honored as Iran's top art scholar of the year The honoring ceremony was organized online last Tuesday by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology as part of National Research Week, which was held from December 12 to 18. 12/22/20

8th Tehran National Sculpture Biennial kicks off

The 8th edition of the Tehran National Sculpture Biennial was inaugurated at the Vahadat Hall and the Rudaki Open-Air Theater on Monday. The biennial is organized by the Association of Iranian Sculptors and the Visual Arts Office of Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. 12/16/20

Muqarnas: An Exquisite Ornamental Art in Iranian Architecture

Muqarnas is a form of ornamented vaulting applied to the underside of domes or semi-domes above porches, entrance gates, the underside of minarets, top of porches of mosques, top of altars inside mosques, and other structures. Muqarnas ornaments are made with bricks, plater, tiles, and wood or metal. -Honar Online 11/27/20

Photos: Dena Gallery Hosting Sina Yaghoobi Drawing & Painting Exhibition

Tehran's Dena Gallery is displaying a collection of drawings & paintings by Sina Yaghoobi in an exhibition named "What's plain level? It is that and other things". The exhibition will run until October 20. -Honar Online 11/12/20

Online Talk: Discussing Contemporary Iranian Art

Venetia Porter is in conversation with Tarlan Rafiee and Yashar Samimi Mofakham, talking about their work as artists, curators and collectors and the current Iranian art scene. Parviz Tanavoli is one of the artists they work with and Yashar will discuss with him his recent book The Virus of Collecting. 11/5/20

Commencement of the 11th National Ceramic Biennial of Iran

The opening ceremony of the 11th National Ceramic Biennial of Iran was held virtually on Saturday, November 31st. The biennial began when the opening ceremony was canceled due to restrictions due to the outbreak of coronary heart disease, and instead, pictures of the arrangement of the works at Tehran's Niavaran Cultural Center were shared live on Instagram. -Honar Online 11/5/20

Iran's Kashan Hosting Annual Contemporary Art Event

The 10th Persbook Annual Contemporary Art Event is being held in the Iranian city of Kashan with works by 19 artists displayed in individual and collaborative sections. -IFP 10/29/20

In a gallery far, far away, Florida Tech students' artwork displayed on satellite in space

A Florida Technical College student is showcasing her art among the stars. Nava Pishgar is studying aerospace engineering and is one of three winners of a national competition hosted by Students for the Exploration and Development of Space and satellite company Planet. The companies asked for participants to produce a work of art for one of Planet's Dove satellites. The Brevard County native says the design is open for interpretation and features some of the elements of Persian art, a nod to her family's roots and to her beloved aunt who is an artist as well and lives in Iran. -Gabriella Nunez, Click Orlando 10/27/20

Nafir "Emptiness Of You" Limited Edition Original Artwork Edition

Iranian artist Nafir have collaborated with StreetArtNews for this series of limited edition artworks entitled "Emptiness Of You". These artworks will be released by October 22, Thursday, 5PM UK time. It comes in 4 different editions and a unique one. -Street Art News 10/14/20

Designs by Iranian architects win at WA Awards

Several Iranian architects and interior designers have been honored at the 35th edition of the WA Awards, which is organized by the World Architecture Community. The awards are presented in the two categories of architecture and interior design. "Home", a project by Mohammad-Hossein Mohammadpur Parchebafi won the honor in the student architecture projects. 10/12/20

Photos: Pottery, ceramic art of Tabriz women

Women in Tabriz, Iran have created pottery and ceramic art workshops as individual or group work. They combine soil and water with their art and create beautiful potteries. -Ali Hamed Haghdoust, IRNA 10/8/20

A calligrapher writes with light to keep tradition alive

Equipped with a light and a camera, Karim Jabbari hopes his work can serve as a link between conservative traditional calligraphy and our augmented reality. 10/7/20

Memories, Tales and Folk Songs: Group exhibition in New York by seven female Iranian artists

Roya Khadjavi Projects is pleased to present "Memories, Tales and Folk Songs", a group exhibition by seven female Iranian artists in diaspora including Afsoon, Arghavan Khosravi, Atieh Sohrabi, Farnaz Zabetian, Leila Seyedzadeh, Parastoo Ahovan, and Roxana Manouchehri. 10/2/20

EXHIBITION: Metamorphosis by Masoumeh Mohtadi

According to the Dehkhoda dictionary, Metamorphosis (مسخ) means a change in the form or getting worse. However, the word itself has somehow metamorphosed and now mostly reminds us of Kafka's book. Metamorphosis is one of the most important concepts used by modern writers to designate the fragmented identity of human beings. -Darz 10/1/20

Photos: Hossein Azadi sculpture exhibition at Etemad Gallery

An exhibition of sculpture by Hossein Azadi is currently underway at Etemad Gallery 1 in Tehran. The exhibition titled "Crumpledness" will run until September 29. Hossein Azadi was born in 1979 in Hamedan, Iran and received his Painting B.A. from University of Art in Tehran in 1999. 9/25/20

Paria Farzaneh echoes 'troubles in America' at London fashion week

The strangest London fashion week yet continued on Sunday with a show that brought drones, explosions and military garb to an idyllic spot in the Buckinghamshire countryside. The show was produced by Paria Farzaneh, a rising British star who has described her work in fashion as "merely a platform for something bigger". It was the latest and most unusual fashion week attempt to reflect current, discombobulating times, while also sticking to social-distancing guidelines. -Hannah Marriott, Guardian 9/21/20

Paintings by Shiva Kakavandi at Etemad Gallery

Shiva Kakavandi is hanging her latest paintings in an exhibition titled Ultimate Order at Etemad Gallery in Tehran. The show runs until 15 September: Disorder has quite a contradictory relationships with order; essentially concealing in a way that makes it quite unpredictable... -Honar Online 9/14/20

Parisa Taghipour Artworks at Aran Gallery

Aran Gallery in Tehran is currently displaying an exhibition of artworks by Parisa Taghipour. The exhibit entitled "The Truth Sall Set Us Free" will run until September 14. 9/10/20

Siah Armajani, Sculptor of Communal Spaces, Dies at 81

Siah Armajani, an Iranian-born American artist whose architecturally scaled, politically inflected public sculptures have been internationally influential, even as he kept a low profile in the art world, died on Aug. 27 at his home in Minneapolis, a city he had lived and worked in for 60 years. He was 81. 9/4/20

Photos: Group artworks Exhibition Opens at Shirin Gallery

The Shirin gallery in Tehran is playing host to an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by a group of artists including Dorsa Hashemi, Arash Nazari, Elaheh Keshavarz, and Vahid Arian. The show will be running until 16 September -Honar Online 8/28/20

Photos: Rahman Ahmadimaleki Artwork Exhibit Underway at Farmanfarma Art Gallery

An art exhibition by Rahman Ahmadimaleki titled "Unread Inscriptions" is underway at Farmanfarma Gallery in Tehran. The exhibit will run until 5 September. The artwork are also available online for viewing. 8/25/20

Afsaneh Akhoondi Painting Exhibit Underway at Saye Gallery

You can see the Painting exhibition by Afsaneh Akhoondi at the Saye Gallery in Tehran until 19 August. The program is titled "Pieces". -Honar online 8/19/20

3 Designs from Iranian architects competing for Dezeen Awards 2020

Three projects by Iranian architects have been selected by the Dezeen Awards 2020 as the world's most popular and influential architecture and design competition has announced its longlist. The projects are Pardis Khaneh, the Kohan Ceram Central Office, and the Noor E Mobin Primary School, and a jury composed of Norman Foster, Joyce Wang, Michael Anastassiades and Paola Antonelli will be judging the designs. 8/13/20

Self-portraits of artist Behzad Shishegaran promote face masks during the pandemic

Iranian painter and graphic designer Behzad Shishegaran has displayed a selection of his self-portraits wearing a face mask to encourage people to put on face masks during the coronavirus epidemic. He has tried to put the spotlight on the role of a face mask during the pandemic in saving one's life through his own language of art. 8/11/20

Iranian-American painter Behnaz Sohrabian showing her work this month at Edmond Fine Arts Institute

Behnaz Sohrabian's goal is to communicate with people through her paintings. "I think I want to say something through these compositions, through these lines and visual elements. Even when I choose the title, I try to choose a good title that is a match or suitable for the painting, for the composition, for the concept," she said in a spring interview. -Oklahoman 8/6/20

Group Calligraphy Painting Exhibit at Negar Gallery in Tehran

Curated by Hassan Mehrabani, a group Calligraphy painting exhibition by 12 Iranian artists, titled "Selected", is underway in Negar Gallery. The show will be running until 4 Agust. -Honar Online 8/4/20

Photos: Afrand Gallery Shows Artworks by Mohammad-Bagher Ziaei

Curated by Semia Sighali, a virtual art exhibition by Mohammad-Bagher Ziaei, titled Be Healthy, was underway in Afrand Gallery in Tehran until 10 August. Ziaei has used organic materials and colors for his paintings. 7/31/20

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