Art News of Iran – Painting, sculpture, installation, creativity – the latest news and stories from galleries and museums in Tehran and across Iran.
Iran’s Kashan Hosting Annual Contemporary Art Event
The 10th Persbook Annual Contemporary Art Event is being held in the Iranian city of Kashan with works by 19 artists displayed in individual and collaborative sections.
Master Farshchian: I Saw Imam Reza’s Face and Painted Him!
Renowned Iranian artist Mahmoud Farshchian recounts how he painted his famous work of art which depicts Imam Reza, the eighth Shiite Imam.
Iran in Photos: Murals of Tehran
Paintings and murals that decorate the walls of the Iranian capital are sometimes lost in the city’s hustle and bustle.
Iran’s Hamadan Hosts 3D Lighting Performance on Ashura
On the occasion of first decade of Muharram, the historical events of the Islamic month are narrated with three-dimensional lighting in Iran.
Tehran Hosts ‘Tough-Skinned’ Art Exhibition
"Tough-skinned" is the title of a group exhibition of paintings and sculptures, displaying a collection of works by various Iranian artists.
Tehran’s Milad Tower Hosts ‘Birth of Peace’ Group Exhibition
A group exhibition of artworks titled "Birth of Peace" was held at Milad Tower of Tehran from 7 to 9 August, 2020.
‘Let’s Stay Healthy’ Exhibits Works Created in Quarantine
The “Let’s Stay Healthy" virtual exhibition is currently underway at Tehran’s Afrand Gallery, displaying the works Mohammad Baqer Ziaei has created under the pandemic lockdown.
Iranian Artist Advances to Finals in UNESCO Painting Contests
An Iranian artist has found her way into the final stage of a painting contest held by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Iran Objects to Turkey’s “Islamic Calligraphy” Proposal to UNESCO
Iran has officially objected to Ankara’s proposal for the registration, by UNESCO, of what it calls “Islamic calligraphy” as part of Turkey’s intangible cultural heritage.
Iranian Photographer Nominated for Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2020
A series of photos taken by a young Iranian photographer has been shortlisted for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, an international photo contest held by Germany.
Iran’s First ‘Gallery Alley’ Opens in Qavam Orangery of Shiraz
The first "gallery alley" of Iran has been opened in the historical passage of Qavam Orangery, Shiraz.
Bones Exhibition; A Link between Human Body and Nature
Iranian artist Atash Shahkarami is holding an exhibition of her paintings called "The Bones" at Tehran’s Vista gallery.
Jahan-Nama Museum; A Collection of Artworks from Entire World
Jahan-Nama Museum, which contains collections of artworks from all over the world, is located in Sahebqaraniyeh Palace, northern Tehran.
Engraving Art; Unique Manifestation of Iranian Culture, History
Toreutics or the art of engraving patterns on metal objects is a traditional art in Iran that has long been practised by many people in different parts of the country.
Iranian Artist Depicts Human Impact on Environment
Rash is the title of an exhibition of paintings by Ali Mo’ameri, which deals with the negative impacts of human interference on the environment and nature.
Meshkinfam Museum; A Gem of Visual Arts in Shiraz
Meshkinfam Art Museum, a residence-turned-museum in Iran’s southern city of Shiraz, has gained fame as a treasure trove of visual arts attracting visitors.
Iranian Acid Attack Victims Turn into Fashion Models
An Iranian institute has picked a number of female victims of acid attack as clothing models.
Female Iranian Calligrapher Writes Out Entire Quran with Gold Ink
An Iranian calligrapher, who is said to be the second female calligrapher of the Muslim world, has written the entire Quran in the naskh style of calligraphy using gold ink.
Winners of COVID-19 Cartoon Festival to Be Displayed at Iran’s Urban Sites
Organizers of an international cartoon festival on the battle with coronavirus have decided to display a preview of the award-winning works at the public places of various Iranian cities.
Iranian Artist Designs Badge to Appreciate Nurses’ Efforts against COVID-19
An Iranian artists has created a work of art to appreciate the efforts of nurses who are risking their lives to take care of COVID-19 patients.
Iran Holds Painting Contest for Kids Quarantined at Home
Tehran’s Golestan Gallery has held a painting competition for children during the days of COVID-19 lockdown.
A Closer Look at Iranian Version of Banksy
Wosartt is the nickname of a young talented Iranian artist, who has found so many fans among the youngsters in society as the Iranian version of Banksy.
Iranian Artists Produce Mask at Hafez Hall of Tehran
A number of Iranian theatre, television and music artists have set up a charity workshop to produce masks at the Hafez Hall of Tehran amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Iran Praises Artists, Media for Their Contribution to Fight against COVID-19
A senior Iranian official has commended the role played by art and media sectors in the campaign against the COVID-19 outbreak.
Art Dubai Online Catalogue Displaying Iranian Works of Art
As the outbreak of coronavirus has postponed the 14th edition of Art Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, organizers of the international fair have exhibited the works of art from a number of Iranian galleries in the online catalogue of the event.