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This section is updated with news, updates, and articles that explore the rich culture and heritage of Iran.

It has been set up separately to assist researchers and people who are interested in Iranian Art as a page for direct access to such important topic.

Famed Iranian playwright Mohammad Rahmanian charged for allegedly featuring female soloist

Mohammad Rahmanian has been charged with “propaganda against the state” based on a complaint by IRGC. (Supplied) January 15, 2019 Prominent Iranian theater director and playwright Mohammad Rahmanian has been charged with “propaganda against the state” based on a complaint by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for allegedly featuring a female soloist [...]

By |January 15th, 2019|Arts, Iran|

Iranian theater directors protest persecution and censorship

A picture taken on December 3, 2018 shows a scene from the musical production Les Miserables, performed by Iranian artists at the Espinas Hotel in the capital Tehran. (AFP) January 14, 2019 Members of the House of Theater in Tehran have issued a statement addressed to the heads of the three branches of [...]

By |January 14th, 2019|Arts, Iran|

Hit song criticizing war stokes controversy in Iran

A scene from pareh sang, youtube (Arabic Website) January 5, 2019 Iran’s up-and-coming artist Mehdi Yarrahi is believed to have been banned from performing a few days after releasing his anti-war ‘Pareh Sang’ song. Yarrahi, an Ahwazi Arab, is known for his highly controversial works and is one of the very few artists [...]

By |January 5th, 2019|Arts, Iran|

Broadway hits Iran with unique take on ‘Les Miserables’

A picture taken on December 3, 2018 shows a scene from the musical production Les Miserables, performed by Iranian artists at the Espinas Hotel in the capital Tehran. (AFP) January 3, 2019 Iranian theater director Hossein Parsaee calls Victor Hugo’s classic a “masterpiece without borders” but his groundbreaking production of “Les Miserables” that [...]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Arts, Iran|

Iranian Fereydoon Omidi and other artists in M Square Gallery: traditional and contemporary in the heart of Beirut

M.Square Gallery in Beirut. (Supplied) By Roya Almously January 3, 2019 In the heart of Beirut, the beautifully lit M Square Gallery displays modern and contemporary antiquities created by international artists. It is a reflection of the mother-and-daughter team behind it. Maya Raad has more than 16 years’ experience with her Maison & [...]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Arts, Lebanon|

Aga Khan Museum in Toronto hosts an exhibition of Persian art in Qajar era

This exhibition features masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum collection alongside a large number of exhibits on loan from the Louvre Museum and other institutions. ( Aga Khan Museum) January 2, 2018 The Toronto-based Aga Khan Museum has launched an exhibition of Persian art in Qajar era. The exhibition brings together rare paintings, lacquerware, lithographed manuscripts, [...]

By |January 2nd, 2019|Arts, North America|

Iran deal with fashion models in social media crackdown

Iran arrested dozens of people, including Instagram models and beauty salon owners, for posting photos online, in a recent crackdown against “immoral” behaviour. (Instagram) December 28, 2018 Police have dealt with dozens of people that officials describe as “members of the largest modeling network” in the southern city of Hormozgan, according to an [...]

By |December 28th, 2018|Arts, Iran|

A new graphic novel – “A Little Prince in the Land of the Mullahs”

New graphic book is the story of Ahmad, an intrepid young Iranian, driven by the ideals of freedom, shared happiness and equality. (NCRI) December 26, 2018 The story of "A Little Prince in the Land of the Mullahs" is a graphic novel about the Iranian youth's fight for freedom. Published by "Société des [...]

By |December 26th, 2018|Arts, Iran|

Kurdish film director dies in car crash 2 days after release from Iranian jail

Kurdish filmmaker Rahim Zabihi was considered one of the prominent Kurdish cinematique professionals, directing tens of short films and winning local and international awards. (Twitter) December 10, 2018 Kurdish film director Rahim Zabihi and his brother Kaywan died following a tragic car accident after their vehicle caught fire in the Nizro district in [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Arts, Iran|

Iran film for Oscars stirs debate on home front

"Damascus Time", a film about Iran's battle against jihadists in Syria, was not selected as the Iranian Oscar contestant. (AFP) September 20, 2018 The Iranian film for next year's Oscars has stirred controversy at home both over the choice of a downbeat movie and for taking part in the Hollywood spectacle at a [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|Arts, Iran|