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.

Iranian actor shows how to ‘musically’ wash hands to protect against coronavirus

Iranian actor Danial Kheirikhah seen in his video. (Twitter) March 3, 2020 Iranian actor Danial Kheirikhah took to social media to show people how to thoroughly wash their hands as a precaution against the coronavirus. Only, he did it with tongue-in-cheek flare to the rhythm of a high tempo symphony. Iranian actor and [...]

By |March 3rd, 2020|Arts, Iran|

Iranian director wins top award for film on ethical choice under dictatorship

Director Mohammad Rasoulof as he arrives for the Un Certain Regard prize ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival. (AFP) By Arash Azizi March 2, 2020 Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof, who is barred from leaving his country and forced to make his films clandestinely, has been given one of the top awards in the world [...]

By |March 2nd, 2020|Arts, Europe|

Iranian singers to perform at Winter at Tantora festival in Saudi Arabia

Iranian singers set to perform at Winter of Tantora festival in al-Ula, Saudi Arabia. (Supplied) February 27, 2020 Saudi Arabia’s Winter at Tantora festival will host Iranian singers to perform in “Persian Music Nights”, a two-night event on March 5 and 6, the Royal commission for al-Ula said on Wednesday. The Night of [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Arts, Saudi Arabia|

Millions of Iranians fear the worst for banned superstar singer

Mohammad Reza Shajarian has been banned from Iranian TV for many years. (Supplied) By Shima Shahrabi February 25, 2020 On the night of Friday, February 21, a group of fans stood outside the hospital for so long that a doctor was forced to come out and speak for a few minutes about the health [...]

By |February 25th, 2020|Arts, Iran|

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry makes movies in Europe, trumpets Islamic Republic’s narrative

Iranians arrive at the Mellat Cinema Complex in the capital Tehran during the 37th edition of the Fajr Film Festival, Feb. 3, 2019. (AFP) By Babak Ghafoori Azar February 22, 2020 Several movies screened at the Fajr Film Festival that marked the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran are found to have [...]

By |February 22nd, 2020|Arts, Europe|

An Iranian-Israeli theater collaboration

My Father Held a Gun, a joint production by Raphael Rodan and Sahand Sahebdivani, on stage at Brussels’ Théâtre National in February. (Supplied) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour February 20, 2020 Last week, Brussels’ Théâtre National staged My Father Held a Gun, a production written and performed by two actors, Iranian Sahand Sahebdivani and Israeli Raphael Rodan. In [...]

By |February 20th, 2020|Arts, Europe, Isreal|

Iran claims popular rapper detained in Turkey to be extradited

Amir-Hossein Maghsoudloo, stage name Amir Tataloo, a controversial Iranian rapper posted a handcuffed picture of himself on Instagram after Turkish police arrested him. January 28, 2020. (Instagram) February 01, 2020 Preliminary steps will be taken soon for the extradition of an Iranian rapper detained in Turkey, the Islamic Republic Prosecutor-General, Mohammad Javad Montazeri, [...]

By |February 1st, 2020|Arts, Turkey|

Iranian singer’s life ‘in danger’ following arrest in Turkey at Tehran’s request

Amir Tataloo was detained in Turkey, where he had been living, at Iran’s request. (Facebook) January 28, 2020 Iranian singer Amirhossein Maghsoudloo, known as “Amir Tataloo,” was arrested in Turkey at Tehran’s request on Tuesday, and risks being extradited to Iran, according to his social media. “They said the Iranian government wants me,” [...]

By |January 28th, 2020|Arts, Turkey|

The minimalism and maximalism of Ali Dadgar

No Redemption, a fantastical mélange that has a boyish devilish-looking angel urinating above another similar angel. (Supplied) By Jonathan Curiel January 28, 2020 Dark humor is an Ali Dadgar trademark, so his new San Francisco art exhibit is full of it — but if you’re looking for a source of that humor, you [...]

By |January 28th, 2020|Arts, North America, USA|

Maz Jobrani: Just Iranian American

Jobrani made a name for himself as a great communicator about Middle Eastern issues and people. (Fairfax County Times) By Hanan Daqqa January 27, 2020 Maz Jobrani, the “just Iranian American” comedian and actor loves the Kennedy Center and D.C. and, obviously, they love him back. His latest Netflix special “Immigrant” was filmed [...]

By |January 27th, 2020|Arts, North America, USA|