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“Woman against Woman” on the Wall of Mojdeh Gallery

Woman against Woman is a curious title for a photography exhibition which remakes great painters’ works, such as those of Picasso, Lucian Freud, Rembrandt,...

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.

Culture Minister Asks Justice Ministry to Help Protect Copyright Law

Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati has asked the Ministry of Justice to help protect the copyright law in the country.
German Artist Displays Hafez-Inspired Paintings in Shiraz

Hafez; Inspiration for German Artist Paintings

German artist Günther Uecker has opened an exhibition of his paintings in Iran’s Shiraz, all inspired by the sonnets of great Iranian poet, Hafez.

Stuttgart Art Exhibit Explores Changing Life in Iran

An art show underway at IFA Gallery in the German city of Stuttgart explores many aspects of changing life in Iran, the Institute for Foreign Relations (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen – IFA) has announced.

Shiraz to Display Gunther Uecker’s Paintings Inspired by Hafez

A collection of paintings by German sculptor and op artist Gunther Uecker, all inspired by ghazals of Persian poet Hafez, will be displayed in an exhibition in Shiraz opening on May 1.

Iran Artists Forum signs MoU with Austrian counterpart

Iran Artists Forum signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Austrian House of Artists in a bid to promote cultural and artistic cooperation at the international level.

Kurdish Artist Buries His Sculpture of Renowned Poet

An Iranian-Kurdish sculptor buried a statue he had made of a famous Kurdish poet, after municipal officials refused to install it in the western...
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The Magic Paintings by Women on the Mysterious Island

On Hormuz Island, the artery for Middle East oil and shipping, soil, rather than oil, has enchanted people’s lives, with earth paintings narrating the lives of the women in Hormuz. This god-given “soil art” can only be found on this 42km2 mysterious island at the entrance of the Persian Gulf.

Iranian House wins A’ Design Award 2015

Orsi Khaneh Residential Apartment, designed by Nima Keivani, has been awarded the Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2015.