Capital Art London: “With My Roots” Contemporary Art Exhibit

Persianesque Staff

With My Roots” is an annual exhibition held by UK-based, integrated art trade center, Capital Art London.

The exhibit aims to recognize Iranian contemporary artists and introduce their artworks to the global art market by building a reliable connection between the international art market, audiences, investors, collectors and Iranian Artists.

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Donating to Charity: Omid Foundation

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With your help, Omid Foundation is now supporting 33 Farsi speaking female refugees in Greece, enabling them to find empowerment in their quest to build a new life for themselves in Europe.

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Documentary Film: Female Voice of Iran

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Since 1979, solo singing in public is forbidden for women in Iran.

For several years, starting in 2015, Iranian ethnomusicologist Yalda Yazdani, and German filmmakers, Andreas Rochholl and Sebastian Leitner, have been travelling through Iran to meet and film female singers in all parts of this multi-ethnic, diverse country.

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Zalzalak: Tirgan Kids Time

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Tirgan Kids Time is a fun and exciting program developed by Tirgan as a way to bring children together over the love and excitement of Persian folklore.

Presented in the form of a weekly series, the show follows the adventures of Zalzalak in the Tirgan House.

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Modal Music: Labyrinth Online Music School

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As an expansion of the long-running Crete-based musical workshop created by renowned world musician Ross Daly, Labyrinth Online, is a digital platform dedicated to the modal musical traditions of the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Central and South Asia. 

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Independent Film: A Simple Wedding

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A Simple Wedding stars Iranian husband and wife acting legends Shohreh Aghdashloo and Houshang Touzie, alongside new-comer Tara Grammy, whose character, Nousha, is an Iranian-American girl living in California with a habit of sabotaging her relationships and frustrating her parents.

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Iranian Music: Ghalbe Shishei by Poo Bon

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When we first heard Iranian artist-of-the-moment, Poo Bon‘s, song ‘Heif‘, we were hooked. But now we’re loving his sexy new-ish (released in January 2019) song, Ghalbe Shishei (Persian: Glass Heart) and we’ve got it on repeat. 

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Polo in Iran: Chogân, Game of Kings

Parisa Saranj

Naghsh-e-Jahân square is the heart of Esfahân. And this heart throbs to host Iranian natives and guests, foreign tourists or anyone  who comes to admire the beauty of one of Iran’s many gems. 

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UKIFF: London Iranian Film Festival to Pay Tribute to Abbas Kiarostami

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UKIFF: London Iranian Film Festival is an annual, independent film festival held in London, United Kingdom. As the only festival in the UK dedicated to Iranian independent cinema, aims to provide a platform for Iranian cinema in the UK. 

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Translated Work: Guita Garakani’s There’s No One in the Mirror

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There’s No One in the Mirror is a collection of short stories by renowned Iranian author  Guita Garakani.

Translated into English by Hedyeh Hastibakhsh, these stories–although written in deceptively simple language–have a depth and poignancy which touch the reader’s soul: From the exploration of deep emotions, loneliness, and despair, to a hint of light comedy, and even a touch of science fiction and the supernatural, this collection has something for fans of every genre.

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FILMINUTE Film Festival: 2 Short Films from Iran Amongst Finalists

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The 11th edition of FILMINUTE, the international one-minute film festival, opened this week with a collection of the world’s best ultrashort films, each delivering a complete story in exactly one minute.

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Eating Persian Food: Persian ASMR Youtube Artist

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ASMR–or what some refer to as “ear porn” or “head orgasm”–stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response: A euphoric experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine, resulting in relaxation.

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Art Institute Photo Exhibit: Iran Beyond Politics

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For the first time in Georgia, The Art Institute of Atlanta illustrates Iranian society through a Iran-specific photo exhibit.

The Iran Beyond Politics exhibit is currently on display in the Janet Day Gallery through November 13th, 2016.

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Iranian Artist Spotlight: Sassan Bakhtiar

Lorenzo Belenguer

Born in Paris, Iranian artist Sassan Bakhtiar, employs Western techniques like Pop Art and Photomontage to create a colorful collection of pieces emblazoned with imagery featuring Persian carpet designs as well as varying Iranian geometric styles.

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