What does it mean to be Iranian? Artists pose the question – in pictures


Exhibit at the School of Oriental and African Studies’ Brunei Gallery representing the works of 25 contemporary Iranian artists question the idea of authentic and singular ‘Iranianness’.

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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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Stop…look again! Work of Iranian activist artist Parastou Forouhar is not what it seems…


CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN ART For a revealing insight into contemporary art and its relationship with political and gender issues in Iran today, don’t miss this intriguing interview with Parastou Forouhar in which she describes how she challenges viewers to take a … Continue reading

56 artist show Iran Inside Out – Will election unrest fan the debate about Iranian contemporary art?


IRANIAN CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION US New York’s Chelsea Art Museum is holding its “groundbreaking” exhibition Iran Inside Out (26 June to 5 September 2009) which features 35 artists living and working in Iran alongside 21 others living in the diaspora. We are promised a “multifarious portrait of … Continue reading

Gender examined in Pergamon Museum of Islamic Art's exhibition of Iranian contemporary art to September 7 2008


IRAN CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM SHOW  to 7 September 2008       The relation of the sexes to each other is at the very forefront of the various debates on societies shaped by Islam which are currently being held all over … Continue reading