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Iranian artists petition for voices against sanctions

Iranian artists petition for voices against sanctions

With the reinstatement of sanctions against Iran, a group of artists and civil rights activists in Iran have published a petition inviting the people of the world to “join voices against sanctions.” They write: “While states communicate through politics, people seek empathy,

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Success of documentary on footwriter

Success of documentary on footwriter

The Iranian documentary “Footwriting” [Panegar], by Sa’adat-Ali Saeidpour, takes a look at the life of Rahim Azimi, the disabled artist from Tabriz, northwester Iran, who uses his feet for his daily routines, university studies, and his artworks. The documentary has been accepted at the Kolkata International Film Festival in India.  

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Iranian artists can return home

Iranian artists can return home

Speaking about the return of artists who emigrated from Iran, Mohammad-Esmaeil Saeidi, Member of the Cultural Commission of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran, said: “All those artists who are not guilty of any crimes or committed acts against the national security of Iran can return home; there are no restrictions in this regard.”  

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Iranian artist opens expo in Istanbul

Iranian artist opens expo in Istanbul

An exhibition by Iranian artist Ahad Sa’di has opened in a commercial center in Istanbul. An introductory meeting was held on 9 June 2018 with Ahad Sa’di, the creative artist who has invented “Azarnegari” which, instead of using paint and paper, is the art of using fire to fuse pieces of fabric together to create a piece of art.  

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Iranian artists help earthquake victims

Iranian artists help earthquake victims

Iranian artists in the fields of music and cinema are donating the proceeds from ticket sales to the victims of the massive earthquake that rattled western Iran on 13 November 2017.  

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Movie stars shine on world stage

Movie stars shine on world stage

Iranian move stars are the carriers of good news from around the world these days. From the making of Farhadi’s new film in Spain with renowned world stars to the success of Iranian films in big festivals are all good omens of new happenings in Iranian art.  

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Sale at Artists Forum

Sale at Artists Forum

(Persia digest) – The second sale of artworks will be on at the Iranian Artists Forum until end of August. The culture of buying artworks can be boosted by these sales and Iran has opened the path by staging auctions for a number of years now.

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