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. 

  • Fattahi’s Calligraphy, Paintings in Niavaran
    A solo exhibition of Morad Fattahi’s calligraphy and paintings is underway at Nivaran Cultural Center.  
  • Kamkars Concert Slated for Early Sept.
    Kamkars music group will hold a concert “Endless Desert” in Tehran early September.  
  • Six Short Films on Screen
    Selected cinemas are hosting a collection of acclaimed short films since August 6.  
  • Third Round of ‘Figures of Speech’
    The third edition of “Figures of Speech” group exhibit, curated by artist Shams al-Din Ghazi, is underway at Pardis Mellat Art Gallery.
  • Rasa Orchestra to Perform Khalatbari’s New Compositions
    Compositions by film score composer Fardin Khalatbari, 54, are to be performed on August...  
  • 500 Stalls at National Handicraft Exhibition
    Tehran Province will participate at the 30th National Handicraft Exhibition with 40 stalls. Over 500 stalls...
  • Khosrow Sinai: A Retrospective
    Iranian Art Museum Garden in Tehran will be hosting for 15 days a special program...
  • Wagner’s Designs, Architectural Plans in Niavaran
    An exhibition of Austrian architect and designer Otto Wagner’s designs and architectural plans...  
  • Rumi’s Ghazals in Hindi
    A book of Hindi translation of a selection of Rumi’s ghazals was unveiled at a ceremony in Hozeh...  
  • Payman Maadi Joins Michael Bay’s New Film
    Actor, director and screenwriter Payman Maadi has signed on to join the cast of Michael Bay’s upcoming...
  • Artists’ Self Expression on Display
    A group exhibition of painting, installation and sculpture by modern visual artists is underway...  
  • Persian “Art and Fear” Available
    Translator Fattah Mohammadi, who has a special focus on art and philosophical works, has released the...
  • Hamlet on Stage Again
    The tragedy of Hamlet by British poet and playwright William Shakespeare is on stage at...  
  • Individuals With No Control Over Life
    Adaptation of the surreal satirical play “The Decomposed Theater or the Human Trashcan”...  
  •  Samat Choir
    Samat Choir, founded and conducted by Azadeh Azimi, will perform a classical concert on August 21 at Roudaki Hall. Choral compositions based on famous classical pieces from across the world will...
  •  Photos From  War in Syria
    Photographer Hamed Sodachi has brought 31 photos from Syria to O Gallery in Tehran. The collection on display is a documentation of how the war in Syria changed the face of the country, according to...
  • 2 Nominees for Astrid Lindgren Literature Award
    Association of Writers for Children and Youth has announced two nominees for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, one of the leading honorary awards in children’s literature. The Iranian nominees are...
  •  Painters Association Holds Ninth Research Expo
    Iran Painters Association opened the 9th edition of its “Research Expo” series at Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran on Friday. Research expos of the association are events hosted by the IAF to showcase...
  •  14 Pieces From  Masters of Tradition
    Arnavaz traditional ensemble, led by kamancheh player Nasim Arbabi, will hold a concert on August 23 at Vahdat Hall. Repertoire of the concert includes 14 compositions by renowned masters...
  • A Maze With No Egress
    A surrealistic play written by Spanish playwright screenwriter, film director, novelist and poet Fernando Arrabal is on stage at Mashayekhi Theater House in Tehran. “The Labyrinth,” the play was...
  • Veteran Painter Ali Akbar Sadeghi to Be Honored
    Iran’s branch of International Animated Film Association is to commemorate veteran painter and illustrator Ali Akbar Sadeghi and show his short animations at Iranian Artists Forum on August 19. The...
  •  Tar Improvisation
    Tar and setar player Qasem Rahimzadeh will perform tar solo and improvisation at Iranian Artists Forum. Rahimzadeh’s concert is slated for August 23 at Shahnaz Hall of the forum. He will perform...
  • 1924-2018  Ezzatolah Entezami
    Celebrated actor Ezzatolah Entezami passed away on Friday at Bahonar Hospital in north Tehran. Entezami, who had retired due to ill-health, died of cardiac arrest early in the morning on Friday,...
  • Unexpected Twist
    Cinemas are showing “Walking on String” written and directed by Ahmadreza Motamedi.  
  • Debate on Modernist Trends in Visual Art
    Modernist trends and movements in visual art in Iran are to be reviewed by a group of acclaimed...