Iran’s first contemporary art auction: All works sold


Iran held its first contemporary art auction in Tehran on 22 June 2012, with all of the 73 lots selling for a total of approximately USD1.7 million.

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Building cultural bridges: Animation art exhibition connects Iran, Kurdistan – video


PressTV reporter Dale McEwan was in Erbil, Kurdistan in June 2012 to cover an exhibition of work by Mashaallah Mohammadi, an Iranian-Kurdish painter and animator.

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Shirin Neshat’s inspiration from home – TED video


In a TED Talks video posted in May 2011, Shirin Neshat tells the audience how, as an artist in exile, she was inspired by her home country and people there.

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Asian Art Biennial 2011: 40 artists from New Zealand to Kazakhstan – event alert


Forty Asian artists are participating in the 2011 Asian Art Biennial. Curator Iris Shu-Ping Huang has asked each to reflect upon today’s “M-shaped” Asian society.

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Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian collected by The Met


Dubai gallery The Third Line announced in a recent newsletter that work by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian has been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Farmanfarmaian is a mosaic artist, often working mirrors, who has spent much of her prestigious artistic career in New York. She returned to Tehran in 2000 and continues her work from there.

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Top 20 Asian artists June 2010: Art Radar Asia's most-searched artists


TOP ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS In January this year, we published the article, “Top 17 Asian artists 2009: Art Radar’s most-searched artists“, listing Art Radar Asia‘s most searched for artists to the end of 2009. This was so popular with our … Continue reading

Iran Inside Out review round up – 56 artist survey show in New York described as mesmerising, a privilege


IRANIAN ART SURVEY 56 contemporary Iranian artists are presented in the attention-grabbing and timely Iran Inside Out exhibition at Chelsea Art Museum in New York (June 26 – Sep 5 2009). Surprisingly – or perhpas not – only 35 artists in the show reside inside Iran … Continue reading