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.

Female musicians banned from playing in charity concert in Qazvin

A traditional music band was supposed to perform at the auditorium of the Azad University of Qazvin. (Supplied) May 28, 2019 Female musicians were banned from playing in a charity concert in Qazvin. They were not allowed to even sit among the audience. One of the largest annual charity programs in Qazvin Province [...]

By |May 28th, 2019|Arts, Iran, Woman|

Iran’s Cyber Police goes after street musicians

Street musicians in Iran. Undated. (Supplied) May 24, 2019 The Islamic Republic Cyber Police have blocked several accounts owned by Iranian street musicians on Instagram, local reports say. Two female musicians, Naghmeh Moradabadi and Aso Kohzadi, along with Mehrdad Ahmadi, are among the buskers whose pages on Instagram have been blocked, allegedly for [...]

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

Iranian singer gets summons over solo performance

Negar Moazzam initially uploaded the video to her Instagram account. (Instagram) May 24, 2019 A female singer in Iran has been summoned to appear in court after performing solo in public, according to media reports. Negar Moazzam sang for a group of tourists in the historic village of Abyaneh last week, wearing the [...]

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

Three prominent writers in Iran sentenced to 18 years

Iranian writers, (L-R) Reza Khandan, Baktash Abtin, and Kayvan Bazhan. (Social Media) May 16, 2019 In a statement issued on Thursday 16 May, Iran's Writers' Association (IWA), a civil society union, has protested for three Iranian writers receiving a total of 18 years in prison. IWA condemned the verdict as one "against all [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|Arts, Iran|

Venice Biennial exhibits works of Iranian artist Reza Lavassani

Lavassani is taking part in the 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. (Honar Online) May 6, 2019 Italy's Venice Biennial has opened its doors to a new, selected artwork by 57-year-old Iranian contemporary artist Reza Lavassani. Tehran-born and based, Lavassani practices on various media. He began working on the installation Life in 2012 [...]

By |May 6th, 2019|Arts, Europe|

Misinformed movie star in Iran falls for fake news, lands in trouble

Mahnaz Afshar, Iranian actress and celebrity. (Supplied) May 3, 2019 A popular movie star has been targeted by hardliners on Iranian social media after she took a "fake news" post too seriously and shared it with millions of her fans. The hardliners have accused Mahnaz Afshar, also known for her charity work and [...]

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

Iran bans ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ show

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at a meeting in Tehran, August 13, 2018. (AP) April 29, 2019 Iran's version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" has been banned from airing after leading clerics issued a fatwa against the game show. Supreme leader Ali Khamenei warned that such game shows endangered [...]

By |April 29th, 2019|Arts, Iran|

Distinguished Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian passes away

Iran mosaic artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian being interviewed, New York, Mar 23, 2011. (Supplied) April 22, 2019 Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian has passed away at the age of 97, according to ISNA news agency. A versatile artist Monir participated in the Iran Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1958, 1964, and 1966. She [...]

By |April 22nd, 2019|Arts, Iran|

Iranian actress asks minister why she was pulled from film set based on “order from above”

Moghaddam, 49, who also holds Swedish citizenship, said she was given no explanation for her forced departure. (Supplied) April 20, 2019 Iranian actress Maryam Moghaddam (also referred to as Moqadam), has written an open letter to Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Abbas Salehi asking why she was suddenly barred from working on a [...]

By |April 20th, 2019|Arts, Iran|

Iran’s Culture Ministry bans best-selling movie

Iran - A poster of Iranian film Rahman 1400, banned by Culture Ministry, which accused producers of showing uncensored version. April 2019. (Supplied) April 15, 2019 Iran's Culture Ministry says it has banned Iran's best-selling movie of the month, Rahman 1400. According to the ministry, the movie was screened at 140 movie theaters [...]

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