Art

Painting, sculpture, installation, creativity – the latest news and stories from galleries and museums in Tehran and across Iran.

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Iranian Woman Wins UNESCO Photo Contest

Iranian photographer Sara Mardani won the UNESCO international photo competition, which aimed to promote reading books and spread the message of tolerance.

Photography: Another of Abbas Kiarostami’s Skills

Eight years ago Kiarostami broke the record for the most expensive photo in the Middle East with a snowy scene. Although he is known to the world for his unique cinema and varied movies, he manages to expose a different side of himself through his photography.
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Iran artists works displayed at Art Expo Malaysia

The longest-running art fair in Southeast Asia, the Art Expo Malaysia (AEM) has hosted the works by five Iranian artists.
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Iran Art Exhibition Uses Culture to Bridge Middle East Divides

In an art exhibition in Iran, artworks by Iranian and Arab artists have been put on display in a rare show of bonhomie in a region blighted by conflict and rift.
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Restored Sphere by Arnaldo Pomodoro is unveiled in a Tehran Museum

Organization of such a ceremony is a reflection of good relations between Iranian and Italian artists, said the director of Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.

3,000 Kids Create Iran’s Longest Painting in Tehran

Thousands of kids took part in a painting festival held in a park in Tehran, creating the country’s longest-ever painting.
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Heated debate over an Iranian musician’s failure to accept prestigious French award rages

Ali Moalem has taken a swipe at Mohammad-Reza Shajarian; Hossein Alizadeh’s refusal to accept a French prize still triggers debate.

Tehran Hosting Exhibition Showcasing Seven Decades of Iranian Paintings

An exhibition in Tehran has put on display 170 works including landscape paintings, videos and photos by seven generations of Iranian artists at Niavaran Cultural Centre.
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An art gallery as big as a megacity (PHOTOS included)

Over 700 artistic works from Iran and other countries have appeared on Tehran billboards to turn the capital into the world’s largest art gallery ever.
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Rainbow of Hope (PHOTOS)

Images of the largest water color workshop in the country featuring a 10-by-1 meter image of the capital in water color.

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