The sculpture exhibition by British-German artist, Tony Cragg, will open at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran tomorrow 24 October 2017.
Some plays never age, says director Roya Asadi. Non-Iranian plays always have a large audience in this country. Lasting foreign plays are also a favorite of theater directors. “The House of Bernarda Alba” is one such play by Spanish dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca, which has been staged by different directors over and over again over the years. Roya Asadi is one of these directors who has taken the play on stage at the Shahrzad Theater these days.
On the last day of the 34th Tehran International Short Film Festival, Rakhshan Bani Etemad defined idea as something that lives with us for many years and suddenly sparks to form an artwork.
Noriyuki Haraguchi, Japanese artist, was at Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art today, 21 October 2017, forty years after unveiling his “Oil Pond” here. The artist’s work had been in need of repairs, which has now been carried out and it is back on display.
The 22nd Busan International Film Festival has announced its winners for the New Currents category.
For the first time in the history of the 11th Asia Pacific Film Awards, a Posthumous Award will honor the achievements of the prominent Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami for his remarkable vision and the Academy will also confer a posthumous Academy membership on him.
December this year, Iran will be a special guest at the twenty second International Handicraft and Gift Exhibition of Milan-Italy,
A mysterious well in Falak ol-Aflak Fort has been studied by experts for the first time.
Takht-e Soleiman, also known as Azargoshnasp Fire Temple, is the name of a large, historic site near Takab in western Azerbaijan Province. It is considered as the largest pre-Islamic educational, religious, social, and worship center for Persians.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties between the IR of Iran and the Republic of Korea in the south, an exhibition of selected Iranian metal arts will be staged in association with the S Korean Embassy.
The oldest ship remaining in Urmia Lake ran aground here in WWII. It had the task of carrying passengers back then and had been left idle by the side of Sharafkhaneh Pier; but no more; it is now planned to be housed at the Urmia Marine Museum.
The Exhibition “Iran and Armenia: Memory of a Land” was inaugurated last night 17 October 2017. The National Museum of Iran “Iran Bastan” is also celebrating its 80th anniversary this year.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.
On 18 October 2017, the New York Times writes that in the latest indication of support, a group of 25 former foreign ministers said Wednesday in a letter to congressional leaders that the agreement was in the best interests of the United States.
Japan’s national broadcasting corporation, NHK, has reported that the country’s top diplomat has informed his Iranian counterpart of Tokyo’s support for the Iran nuclear agreement officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
For the first time after the Iranian Revolution of 1979, a high ranking navy official has been invited to Europe. Habibollah Sayari, Commander of the Iranian Navy, has traveled to Venice at the invitation of his Italian counterpart to take part in the Venice Regional Seapower Symposium for the Navies of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Countries.
On 16 October 2017 Reuters reports from Luxembourg that the European Union on Monday reaffirmed its support for a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers despite sharp criticism of the accord by President Donald Trump, and it urged U.S. lawmakers not to reimpose sanctions on Tehran.
In an interview with CBC News, Iran’s top diplomat Javad Zarif said the decertification of the Iran nuclear deal will undermine US credibility internationally.
Iran’s Petroleum Minister announced that Total has begun the implementation of its contract with Iran and other contracts are also in the pipeline.
The famous jewelry brand Swarovski, has signed an agreement with the Dora Group to make its jewelry in Iran.
Director General of the Automotive Department of Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade said that Volkswagen is negotiating with an Iranian company for car production in Iran. Amir Hossein Qanati emphasized that the two sides agreed on localization and that it is one of the main components of the contract.
Seoul and Tehran signed an MOU for the Tehran subway in three areas.
On 18 October 2017, in an interview with CNBC, Iran’s Deputy oil minister Amir Hossein Zamaninia said Iran was currently negotiating with more than 15 companies from Europe, Russia and Asia. The contracts would open the country to massive oil and gas exploration, development and production.
The Norwegian ambassador to Tehran announced that his country has signed a 2.5BN euro contract to build a solar power plant in Iran.
The memorial ceremony of "Professor Maryam Mirzakhani" was held by professors and her friends at Stanford University.
The 18th International Telecommunication and Information Technology Exhibition (Telecom) has opened by Iran's Minister of IT and Communications, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, as Iran's largest telecommunications event with the presence of operators, domestic and foreign companies, manufacturers and business owners in the fields of systems, equipment, and telecommunication services.
Science is growing quantitatively and qualitatively in Iran. This can be summarized in four indices, including the share of science diplomacy (ISI), Iran's share of the world's top 1% articles, the number of its top universities in the world according to the Leiden Ranking System, and the number of international conferences held here.
The team of Iranian Neurologists taking part in the World Congress of Neurology tournament in Japan became runners up.
Maryam Mirzakhani was born in Tehran on 3 May 1977. She climbed the ladder of success from an early age by attending the Tehran Farzanegan School for exceptional talents, and carried on by being the first Iranian girl to take part in international mathematical Olympiads.
Dr Laleh Haghverdi, Iranian physicist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, has been granted the Erwin Schrödinger Prize for interdisciplinary research.
The two-time Oscar winning director Asghar Farhadi’s latest film to be screened in 2018 has been named ‘Todos lo saben’, starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. He will start shooting in Spain in September.
Nader Mashayekhi is a veteran conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra. He conducted the Inter-Orchestra in Tehran last night for the benefit of MS sufferers, also creating memorable moments by playing several improvised pieces with the orchestra.
A team of German, Czech, and Iranian astronomers and scholars succeeded in calculating the gravity of one of the largest black holes in the Milky Way.
The Deputy for Handicrafts and Traditional Arts at the Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization named the countries of Iraq, Afghanistan, and the neighboring countries to the north of Iran as the regular customers of hand art in Iran.
Strange but true! Eighty percent of the world’s population think about where to get their next meal from. If we focus more on the world around us, we will see that many wars and uprisings are somehow linked to the bigger problem of extending boundaries for more food supplies.
This year’s World Standards Day 2017 poster has been designed by an Iranian graphic artist by the name of Reza Rahimian.
Is the postal service just a memory or does it live on? It has certainly lost its former glory and function with the advent of email and all manner of internet communications. The long wait for the postman to deliver handwritten letters to our doors is fading away from our lifestyles little by little.
The civil registration office of Iran has published its statistics for the most popular names parents chose for their babies in the first six months of the current year. Amir-Ali tops the boys’ name among Iranian families and Fatemeh is the most popular name for girls.
Seventy-five years have passed since the time Polish refugees came to Iran during WWII. An exhibition to commemorate the event will be showcasing unseen photos from that time and their trip from Poland to Tehran and then Isfahan.
International Day of Older Persons on 1 October is a day of increasing awareness and support for the elderly. As the UN has emphasized, this should be a day for countries to look on old age as an opportunity for everyone and to highlight their contributions.