Famous woman artist tops Tehran auction
At Tehran’s eight auction, a piece of work by Monir Farmanfarmaian has been sold for the record price of one billion 300 million tomans. The 8th Tehran live auction of contemporary arts was held on Friday afternoon, 12 January 2018, at the Parsian Hotel.
Billion dollar foreign investment in Iran tourism
Deputy Director for Planning and Investment of Iran National Heritage Organization said: “During the past five years, we have been able to have one billion dollars of foreign investment in Iran’s tourism industry for approved projects. From this amount, 300 million dollars have so far been absorbed in Iran’s tourism sector and the remaining is in the process of being invested.”
Iran FM response to Trump deadline
In a statement, Iran’s Foreign Ministry has responded to Trump’s sanctions waiver for Iran and the need to amend the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the JCPOA. As reported by Persia Digest, the statement reads: “On Friday, 12 January 2018, the US President inevitably issued a sanctions waiver for Iran despite his year-long efforts to kill the JCPOA.”
Do not approach these dangerous sites in Iran
There are sites in Iran hiding secrets at their heart and still wearing a shroud of mystery with the passage of time. Some of these are manmade, and others have been made by the life-giving Divinity. This report will take you on a safe tour of some of these sites.
Half a million tourists visit Isfahan - Majority French
The CEO of Isfahan Cultural Heritage Organization reported of the visit by half a million foreign tourists of the historical monuments and tourist attractions of the Province of Isfahan from March 2017 till the end of December 2017.
Parsian Village of China
Located at a distance of 1000kms south of Beijing, in the suburbs of Yangzhou, there is a little village which has kept its Persian aura after the passing of 600 years. This place is called “Busi Chuan” or the Parsian Village. It is surrounded by rivers and lakes, lush pine forests, and vast plains. Its inhabitants have a deep inner link with Iranians.
Iran and Italy cooperate on Takht-e Jamshid restoration
In the field of documentation and protection and restoration of the works and monuments of Takht-e Jamshid (the throne of Jamshid) world heritage and its cultural visage, Iran cooperates with Italian specialist restorers of historical monuments.
Persian carpet showroom and shop in Jakarta
The first permanent Persian carpet showroom and shop called “Pasargade” has opened in the capital of Indonesia for handmade and machine made carpets. As reported by IRNA News Agency, this has been setup by an Iranian resident in Indonesia, providing an opportunity for those Indonesians interested in the ancient hand arts of Iran to enjoy them.
Paintings with broken tiles in Tehran
Some of the spaces in the city of Tehran have been decorated with broken tiles. To construct these mosaic designs, fragments of tiles and ceramics are used. This form of art is called mosaic painting, broken tiles, or broken mosaic, or mosaic collage.
Series of quakes shake West of Iran
Today, five earthquakes shook Iran-Iraq border with a magnitude of 4.1 to 5.5 on Richter scale. This is the same region hit by a strong earthquake in November, killing hundreds of people and injuring thousands.
According to local news agencies, no serious damage has been reported so far. However, people rushed to the streets in several cities including Soomar, Kermanshah, Gilanegharb, and Ilam.
Exhibit: Tony Cragg last days
“Roots and Stones” is an exhibition of sculptures by British-German artist at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in its final days. It will wrap up on Friday 12 January 2018.
80% growth in Iran’s non-oil exports to ASEAN
Iran’s non-oil exports to the Association of Southeast Asia Nations “ASEAN” had a growth of 80 percent in 2017 as compared with a similar period last year. As reported by Persia Digest, in 2017 Iran had more than USD 1280MM of non-oil exports to ASEAN member countries. In 2016, this figure stood at USD 711MM. Showing an 80% growth in Iran’s non-oil exports to ASEAN as compared with the year before that.