New Exhibition of Contemporary Iranian Art in New York

A new exhibition of contemporary Iranian art in New York has recently opened at Susan Eley Fine Art in New York. Entitled “Beyond the Ban: Contemporary Iranian Art,” the exhibition includes pieces by several Iranian artists currently living in the US, such as Shirin Neshat, Nicky Nodjoumi, and Shoja Azari. A multimedia performance of photography, […]

New Book on Mohammed Afkhami’s Iranian Contemporary Art Collection

Honar (meaning ‘art’ in Farsi) is a recently released book featuring 250 works from the collection of the Middle Eastern financier Mohammed Afkhami. Afkhami has been collecting art since 2004, amassing a collection of around 400 contemporary artworks from artists including Shirin Neshat, Shiva Ahmadi, and Mohammad Ehsai. Though Afkhami collects enough pieces to open […]

Artists offer alternative views of Iranian culture in group exhibition

A recent group exhibition of contemporary Iranian art is making a splash at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada. Featuring politically and socially charged photography, painting, video, and other media, “Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians” is an exhibition that captures the texture and complexity of the current situation in Iran, both exposing and […]

MoCP Chicago features Iran as its focal point

The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago is hosting two photography exhibitions featuring Iran as its focal point. “Burnt Generation: Contemporary Iranian Photography” and “Midwest Photographers Project: Hossein Fatemi” show the complexities of Iran and its people using photography as its medium. Hossein Fatemi aims to dispel the harmful stereotypes of Iran and its people […]

Sadegh Barirani: a profile

Sadegh Barirani has been a pioneer in Iranian contemporary art and graphic design. He has designed posters for the Tehran Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and for the Roudaki Hall Opera House. Barirani finds inspiration in poetry and various contemporary techniques. The Peninsula Press interviews Mr. Barirani on the video below.

Artist’s protests at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art keeps their voice heard

The art community in Tehran is strong, united and passionate. After announcing the intent to transfer the management of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art to a private Rudaki Foundation, hundreds of artists and art administrators held a massive protests in front of the museum last Saturday. Thanks to their efforts, the decision was discarded. […]

Three Iranian women artists showcased at the Edward Hopper House Art Center

An artist’s vision can be inspired by the many things they experience throughout life; yet, going back to their roots is a persistently strong theme in their art. The Edward Hopper House Art Center is a strong believer of that idea and advocates artists from diverse backgrounds. The Center’s latest exhibition, “Where We Are Standing: […]