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Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Earth Day 2018 has announced its slogan for this year to be end plastic pollution. According to the Iranian Department of Environment Portal (PAM), 22 April has been named as Earth Day, and this year’s global slogan is to end plastic pollution. PAM slogan is “No to plastic bags”.  

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Frodon and French films revisited

Frodon and French films revisited

A “French Film Week” is being staged at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA) for a third time. Last year this time saw the first of such a week, attended by Jean-Michel Frodon, with the screening of New Wave French films and a movie by the late Abbas Kiarostami. Frodon is revisiting the TMoCA cinematheque again this year, to see through the second French Film Week until 18 April 2018. Meetings of knowledge transfer had been planned for the event, but no concrete news is available on this as of date.  

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“Rencontres du cinéma français” at TMoCA

“Rencontres du cinéma français” at TMoCA

“Rencontres du cinéma français” will open at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art cinematheque tomorrow with six films from France and the attendance of Jean-Michel Frodon, journalist, critic, historian of cinema, and former editor-in-chief of “Cahiers du cinémas”.  

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Two int’l expos at Artists Forum in Tehran

Two int’l expos at Artists Forum in Tehran

The Artists Forum in Tehran is hosting two exhibitions by international artists in April. These are a photography expo by Italian artist Aldo Salucci and a children’s books illustration expo by Swedish-Dutch artist Marit Törnqvist and Iranian illustrators.  

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Cama Gallery – Modern Iranian Art in London

Cama Gallery – Modern Iranian Art in London

CAMA Gallery in St James Westminster is the only gallery inaugurated for the contemporary art of Iran in London. CAMA Gallery has recently opened in London with 50 works by 19 contemporary Iranian artists, attracting crowds of art lovers. Iranian artworks are some of the most sought after in the Middle East.  

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Oliver Stone coming to Fajr Festival

Oliver Stone coming to Fajr Festival

The 36th Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) Secretary has announced that American writer and filmmaker, Oliver Stone, and winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as writer of Midnight Express (1978), will be coming to the 2018 Fajr Festival in Tehran.

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Belgian and Iranian conceptual art exhibition

Belgian and Iranian conceptual art exhibition

The conceptual art exhibition based on the idea of folding, dubbed "Folding, Folding", will open on 13 April at the “Emarat-e Ru-be-Ru” gallery with the collaboration of a Belgian and an Iranian artist.  

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Iranian art under Sotheby’s hammer

Iranian art under Sotheby’s hammer

Sotheby’s London has auctioned fourteen works by Iranian artists at a session of “20th Century Art/ Middle East”. Sixty artworks will go under the hammer altogether, fourteen of which are by Iranian artists. The auction will take place on 24 April 2018.  

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Iranians “Click” photo expo in Toronto

Iranians “Click” photo expo in Toronto

A group photography exhibition named “Click” will be held in May 2018 in Toronto, Canada, by the Arta Gallery under the supervision of Fay Attari. ILNA News Agency reports that the exhibition will display works by Anthony Schatzki, Elsa Hashemi, Fay Attari, Jacqueline Sloan Cyclose, John Cosmopoulos, Ludmila Schneider, Morneza Niknahad, Sassan Ghahreman, Sidra Sid, and Steven Lewinson. Photos by Alborz Malekpoor will also be on display here.  

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