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.

The Iranian Film Festival enters its 23rd year with a diverse glimpse of Iran’s film scene

3 Faces continues in that tradition, mixing documentary and narrative filmmaking with powerful results. (Supplied) By Alan Zilberman January 28, 2019 Now that the partial government shutdown has passed the month mark, it is easier to take stock of its impact on our community. Obviously, the people hardest hit are the employees and contractors [...]

By |January 28th, 2019|Arts, North America, USA|

Musician Ali Ghamsari banned from performing in Iran after refusing to remove female singer

Ali Ghamsari performing with singer Haleh Seyifzadeh. (CHRI) January 26, 2019 After the Iranian authorities banned musician Ali Ghamsari from performing "until further notice" for refusing to remove a female singer from his most recent concert in Tehran, he announced on his Instagram page that he "wasn't sorry at all." Iran has no specific laws [...]

By |January 26th, 2019|Arts, Iran|

Focus Iran 3 : contemporary photography and video

Focus Iran is a series of biennial exhibitions that features distinctive perspective about Iran through photography and video works. (CAFAM) January 26, 2019 The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) and Farhang Foundation present the juried exhibition Focus Iran 3: Contemporary Photography and Video. Focus Iran is a series of biennial exhibitions that [...]

By |January 26th, 2019|Arts, North America, USA|

Five Iranian named among 50 influential architects from Middle East in 2019

The magazine named Mohammad Khavarian, Kourosh Hajizadeh, Amir-Hossein Hajizadeh, Farshad Mehdizadeh and Arash G Tehrani as Iran's influential architects in the Middle East. (Supplied) January 25, 2019 Five Iranians have been named among the 50 most influential architects of the Middle East in 2019, according to a list published by the Middle East Architect (MEA) magazine. The magazine [...]

By |January 25th, 2019|Arts, Middle East|

Danial Babayani: the voice of Iran’s Turkmen Sahra

If the authorities become aware of their properties, Danial says, they will almost certainly confiscate them." (IranWire) By Aida Qajar January 25, 2019 He plays some Turkmen music on his phone while translating the words for me. The refrain in all Turkmen songs is the same, he says: the sound of horses trotting. This [...]

By |January 25th, 2019|Arts, Iran, Turkey|

Huge bail set for Iran writers leads to their incarceration

Iranian writers, (L-R) Reza Khandan, Baktash Abtin, and Kayvan Bazhan. (Social Media) January 25, 2019 Iranian Writers Association (IWA) has strongly protested the decision by judicial authorities to set huge, unaffordable bails for three of its indicted members, which has led to their detention. In a statement published on Tuesday, January 22, IWA [...]

By |January 25th, 2019|Arts, Iran|

Shahin Najafi: The Third Gender

The cover of The Third Gender album. (IranWire) By Mohammad Tangestani January 24, 2019 The album The Third Gender (“Jens-e Sevom”), the ninth work by Shahin Najafi, was published by IranWire on January 17. Among the 10 songs on the album, one is a reworking of a poem by the celebrated Iranian poet Esmail Khoi and one is an [...]

By |January 24th, 2019|Arts, Iran|

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|