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.

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|

Iran’s annual film festival on verge of collapse after boycott by movie stars

Initially launched in 1982, the International Fajr (Dawn) film festival takes place every year on the anniversary of the Islamic revolution. (Getty) January 25, 2020 The major annual film festival in the Islamic Republic is on the brink of collapse after more than a hundred Iranian stars and artists decided to boycott it [...]

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

Prominent actress under pressure for boycotting government’s festival

Cast member Taraneh Alidoosti poses on the red carpet ahead of the screening for the film "Forushande" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 21, 2016. (REUTERS) By Niloufar Rostami January 24, 2020 Iranian cinema star Taraneh Alidoosti has been summoned to the Culture and Media Prosecutor's Office on charges of [...]

By |January 24th, 2020|Arts, Iran|

Iranian celebrities lend their star power to protests

Iranians students demonstrate following a tribute for the victims of Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 in front of the Amirkabir University in the capital Tehran. (AFP) January 21, 2020 Iranian artists, athletes, and media personalities have lent their voices to anti-government protests in the country over the accidental downing of a passenger plane [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Arts, Iran|

Two Italian stage directors decide to stay away from Iran government festival

A poster of FAJR international theater festival showcasing Romeo Castellucci (L) and Eugenio Barba Italian stage directors. (Supplied) January 20, 2020 Two prominent Italian stage directors have decided not to participate in the Islamic Republic's annual Fajr Theater Festival, after Iranian artists urged them to stay away. The organizers of the 38th Fajr [...]

By |January 20th, 2020|Arts, Iran|

Prominent Iranian filmmakers arrested

At least sixty theater companies have declared a boycott of the Fajr Theater Festival. (Fajr Film Festival) By Niloufar Rostami January 15, 2020 At least three Iranian filmmakers were arrested on the night of January 12 after they had taken part in demonstrations held in Tehran’s Azadi Square, sources have told IranWire. The three have [...]

By |January 15th, 2020|Arts, Iran|

Iran film, theater, music artists, broadcasters boycott state TV, festivals

Iranians light candles for victims of Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 as they protest in front of Amir Kabir University in Tehran, Iran, 11 January 2020. (EPA-EFE) January 14, 2020 An increasing number of Iranian filmmakers, performing artists, and musicians have been boycotting an annual state sponsored festival as Iran is overwhelmed by [...]

By |January 14th, 2020|Arts, Iran|