Art And Culture

Iran art and culture news, Read the most current stories about art and culture in Iran including exhibition, movies, theatre and music news. 

  • IAF to Honor Philosopher Dariush Shayegan
    06/25/2018
    Iranian Artists Forum is to hold a ceremony in honor and memory of late philosopher, author and cultural theoretician Dariush Shayegan (1935-2018). Slated for June 28, the ceremony will be held at...
  • Rahmandoust’s Recount of Zal & Simorgh in English
    06/25/2018
    The Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults has released an English edition of the story of Zal and Simorgh, from Shahnameh (Book of Kings), epic poem of Persian...
  • Emotional Involvement  in 101 Portraits
    06/25/2018
    Backstage photographer and actress Gelareh Kiazand has put on display a series of portraits she took from  shots in Kiarostami’s drama film “Shirin.” A total of 101 black-and-white portraits taken...
  • Cultural Exhibition on Empowering MS Patients
    06/25/2018
    Saba Art and Cultural Institute in Tehran opened a visual art exhibition on Saturday, alongside other cultural activities, to help raise public awareness about multiple sclerosis (MS).  Titled “...
  • A Case of Subterfuge
    06/25/2018
    Theater director Mehdi Mohammadi is currently staging the play “Sacred Body” written by Abbas Jamali at the Iranian Artists Forum.  During World War II and the Nazi invasion of France, nuns of a...
  • 60 Dafs to Reverberate  for 2 Days
    06/24/2018
    The traditional Moshtaq Ensemble will perform a classical concert at Vahdat Hall in Tehran on the 27th and 29th of June. Mehrdad Karim-Khavari is the founder and leader of the band, known for its...
  • An untitled painting by Masoumeh Mozafari from Azad  Art Gallery
    06/24/2018
    As appetite for Iranian art becomes insatiable, a new art fair rises to the fore in Tehran.
  • Art of Metamorphosis at Seyhoun Gallery
    06/24/2018
    German-based Iranian contemporary painter, sculptor, textile designer and installation artist Mansour Nosrat-Nezami, 64, is holding a solo exhibition at Seyhoun Art Gallery in Tehran, titled “...
  • World’s Biggest Sand Sculpture Festival Opens in Belgium
    06/24/2018
    On a beach in Belgium an artist adds the final touches to an imposing sand sculpture of the Incredible...
  • Documentary on Plight of Iranian Immigrants  in Japan
    06/24/2018
    A documentary about the life of Iranian immigrants in Japan has been made by director Amir Bashti. The 60-minute film “Mehrabad-Narita” is a three-episode documentary that reviews the life of three...
  • Rare Dilemma
    06/24/2018
    Mehr Amphitheater, located on the premises of Hozeh Honari (Art Bureau) affiliated to the Islamic Development Organization, will host from June 28, a loose adaptation a Bertolt Brecht’s play “He...
  • 7Band Performance at  Tehran Exhibition Center
    06/23/2018
    Pop music group 7Band is to perform at Tehran International Exhibition Center on June 29. The group, famous for the hit song “I Love You,” is to sing pieces from two albums “My World After You”...
  • Tbilisi Gallery Showing Iranian Paintings
    06/23/2018
    IArt Gallery in the Georgian capital is hosting an exhibition of paintings by Iranian artists, June 18-24. Titled “You Look For”, the event is showing 60 paintings by 30 artists on diverse subjects...
  • Shared Heritage of Balkan  on Display
    06/23/2018
    A photo exhibition of national heritage and archeological artifacts from the Balkan countries is on display at Sa’dabad Cultural Historical Complex, June 18-25. Titled “The Balkans, A Shared...
  • Exhibitions Commemorate Abbas Kiarostami
    06/23/2018
    Three exhibitions in Tehran are paying tribute to the late filmmaker and photographer Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016) to mark his birth anniversary (June 22). E1 Art Gallery opened a group...
  • Music Concert for Women
    06/23/2018
    The all female musical group Mehr Atefeh Band is to hold a concert for women at Vahdat Hall on June 29. The group, headed by the singer Atefeh Saddat Mousavi and conducted by kamancheh player...
  • Blue Vision Photo Festival Winners Named
    06/23/2018
    Winners of the second edition of Blue Vision Photography Festival awarded at the closing ceremony on June 20.   With focus on subjects related to judicious consumption, clean energy and protection...
  • Tappeh Sialk in a Kashan suburb
    06/23/2018
    Iran Heritage Foundation in London has planned a conference on the ancient heritage of...
  • National Orchestra Will Perform in Azeri Republic
    06/21/2018
    As a part of Iran cultural week in Azerbaijan, Iran’s National Orchestra, conducted by veteran composer Fereydoun Shahbazian, 74, will stage two concerts in the neighboring country. The two events...
  • Documentary on  Sohrab Shahid-Saless
    06/21/2018
    The documentary “Sohrab, A Journey”, on the life of one of the most influential directors and pioneers of the modern Iranian cinema Sohrab Shahid-Saless (1944-1998) will be screened in selected...
  • Kiarostami’s ‘Report’ at Raj
    06/21/2018
    The 1977 drama “The Report,” first feature film by the late auteur Abbas Kiarostami is to have one screening at Raj Gallery on June 24, Tiwall reported. Based on a screenplay by Kiarostami, the...
  • Jahanbakhsh Concert in Isfahan
    06/21/2018
    Celebrated pop singer and songwriter Babak Jahanbakhsh will perform tonight in the tourist city of Isfahan. Jahanbakhsh will stage a concert at Roudaki Hall located in Malek-Shahr, a neighborhood...
  • 3-Month Photo Exhibition in Tehran and Isfahan
    06/21/2018
    An exhibition of 101 black and white photographs is planned in Tehran and Isfahan from June 22-September 18. The summer tour exhibition “The Decisive Moment” features analogue and digital photos...
  • Short Films Competing in Kashmir World Film Festival
    06/21/2018
    Iranian short films are participating in the third edition of the Kashmir World Film Festival, June 19-25, in Srinagar, the largest city of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Produced by...
  • Murder Motive: Insurance Claim
    06/21/2018
    Raj Gallery is set for a single screening of the 1944 noir mystery drama “Double Indemnity” on June 26. The film is directed by Billy Wilder, and co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler. It is...

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