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14 centuries of Iranian Art & Civilization of the Islamic Era at Khorsan Museum
On the occasion of the selection of Mash-ad as the Capital of Islamic Culture of 2017 Khorasan Great Museum will hold an exhibition titled "14 Centuries of Iranian Art and civilization of the Islamic Era".
A painting exhibition by four Iranian artists is underway at the House of Cantabria in Madrid, Spain.
A number of antique pieces from the prestigious French museum will be displayed in Iran, following the signing of an agreement between custodians of Iran's cultural heritage and France's Louvre Museum.
An exhibition of 146 selected works from the 4th Iranian International Calligraphy Biennial will open on 17 January 2917 at the galleries of the Saba Art and Cultural Institute in Tehran.
Winners of the 10th edition of Iran’s National Biennial of Persian Painting were honored during a ceremony held at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art on Saturday.
Iranian artists, Reza Derakshani, Pooya Aryanpour, Robert Kelly, Reza Baharvand, Ramin Shirdel and Azadeh Razaghdoost will be represented by Sophia Contemporary Gallery in this term of this event.
 
 
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"Uncertain States – Artistic Strategies in States of Emergency"
In times of uncertainty, art and culture become free spaces to transform cultural differences and political conflicts. “Uncertain States”, the Academy’s main autumn programme, opens up a space of artistic resistance to the loss of cultural memory, and to violence and xenophobia. .
Recently we have seen a growing interest in realism, which for a long time seemed historically passé. But the notion of realism is not as obvious as it seems. One often understands “realism” to mean the production of mimetic images of “reality.”
Tactically, conceptualism is no doubt the strongest position of the three; for the tired nominalist can lapse into conceptualism and still allay his puritanic conscience with the reflection that he has not quite taken to eating lotus with the Platonists.
One of the consequences of globalization and the deterritorialization of financial capital has been that the decisions that affect world citizens are now made by representatives of a corporate oligarchy untethered from the direct interests of nation-states. Secret negotiations and treaties have taken the place of constitutions and other forms of social contract, becoming the dominant method for managing natural resources, transnational security, copyright, privatization, food autonomy, financial fluxes, drug patents, and so forth.
In the 1960s and ’70s, politicization meant taking a position, establishing and following a political program, taking up armed struggle, putting one’s skills (including art) at the service of the revolution, fighting in the name of the horizon of state socialism, and acting in solidarity with anti-imperialist and decolonization struggles.
Painters may view scenes in a way that's similar to how the world really is: A mishmash of colors, lines and shapes.
 

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