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Sculpture Exhibit Depicts Iranian Women’s Transition to Modernity

Sculptures made by Iranian artist Behzad Ajdari are put on display at an art gallery in Tehran, portraying the transition of Iranian women from tradition to modernity.

Renowned Iranian-Armenian Composer Talks of His Life in Iran

Iranian-Armenian composer and conductor Loris Tjeknavorian, who has just celebrated his 81st birthday anniversary, says he is relatively satisfied with his long history as a musician, and is determined to compose new pieces with God’s help.

Iranian-Armenian Painter Combines Western Art, Eastern Mysticism

Combining western arts with eastern mysticism is one of the leading features of the paintings of Iranian-Armenian artist Sonia Balassanian.

Iranian Child Named Youngest Artisan of Asia-Pacific

Arvin Khospi, a 9-year-old child from the city of Marivan in Western Iran, has been named the youngest handicraft artist in the Asia-Pacific region.

Iranian Artist Uses Plastic Bags to Give Environmental Warning

Damages inflicted on the environment and human’s negative impacts on the nature and the wild life were the main theme of an exhibition recently held by an Iranian artist in the capital city Tehran.

The Old Road; A Thrilling Drama on Violence against Women

Manijeh Hekmat, a prominent Iranian filmmaker, in her latest work “The Old Road,” has addressed the social problem of violence against women, at a time when the issue has turned into a matter of discussion for thinkers around the world.

Most Popular Side Businesses Run by Iranian Celebrities

Either for gaining more income or just for the sake of personal interest, celebrities in Iran – from football players to actors – nowadays have second jobs in various economic fields.

Hesar Kharvan; A Hub of Passion Play in Iran during Muharram

Hesar Kharvan village in Qazvin province is among the places where Ta’zieh, the Iranian-Islamic passion play, has always been an integral part of mourning ceremonies held for the martyrdom of third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali, during the lunar month of Muharram.

Ta’zieh: An Islamic Passion Play Depicting Battle between Good, Evil

Islamic passion plays, known as Ta'zieh in Iran, are dramatic performances which depict battles between good and evil characters, who are clearly distinguished by wearing costumes with distinct, and meaningful, colours.

Festival of Art for Peace Opens in Tehran

The 6th International Festival of Art for Peace has opened in Tehran, focusing on "the environment" as its main theme.

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