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Winners of Fajr Visual Arts Intl. Festival announced on the closing night
The winners of the 9th Fajr International Festival of Visual Arts have been granted a short-stay residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris.
Yadgar Asisi's 360 panorama painting Luther 1517 is a "contribution to the dialogue" on the anniversary of the Reformation, says the artist.
On the occasion of 230th anniversary of Tehran becoming the capital of Iran, the first art award competition will be held in various art fields from 13-27 April 2017 in Dar-alfonoon School Gallery.
An exhibition of works by Iranian designers from the 1940s and 1950s will be showcased in an exhibition, which will open today at the Iranian Graphic Design Museum.
The exhibit features a number of paintings portraying the artist’s “concepts of contrasts” that he sees between tradition and modernism in the present cultural scenario.
Iranian cartoonist, Mohammad-Saleh Razm-Hosseini, received an award at the 3rd International Cartoon Contest and Graphic Humor, Noticartun, which was held with the theme of peace in Colombia.
 
 
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What to Make of MoMA’s Stand on Trump’s Travel Ban/A closer look at what the rehang actually means.
This week, New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) rehung its prized Modern galleries, swapping out works by greats like Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso for works by artists from the Muslim-majority countries affected by President Trump’s travel ban.
British Museum is holding a small exhibition of works by Iranian artists titled: "Iranian Voices." The modern and contemporary art of Iran tells a multiplicity of stories. Made by Iranian artists of different generations, the works in this display include a variety of media from collage to artist books and photography. The narratives highlight an engagement with Iranian history from the legendary tales of the Shahnameh or Book of Kings (an epic in verse written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi in about AD 1010) to insights into the politics of recent decades. Between them, they present a series of vivid snapshots of the art and preoccupations of some of Iran’s most significant artists.
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.
 

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