Posts Tagged: Iran

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Art review: Bita Ghezelayagh, The Letter that Never Arrived

In 2011, Bita Ghezelayagh’s combination of rural felt-craft and modern Iranian imagery earned her a place on the Jameel Prize shortlist. In her latest exhibition, she takes worn-out carpets from Western homes and returns them to their Middle Eastern roots

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Art review: Bita Ghezelayagh, The Letter that Never Arrived

In 2011, Bita Ghezelayagh’s combination of rural felt-craft and modern Iranian imagery earned her a place on the Jameel Prize shortlist. In her latest exhibition, she takes worn-out carpets from Western homes and returns them to their Middle Eastern roots

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Iranian Olympic footage unearthed by London-based broadcaster

A London-based Iranian broadcaster has unearthed Iranian Olympics footage while collecting 1970s home movies for a film installation due to launch later this year. Fari Bradley, who runs the radio show Six Pillars to Persia, aims to create a collage

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Iranian Olympic footage unearthed by London-based broadcaster

A London-based Iranian broadcaster has unearthed Iranian Olympics footage while collecting 1970s home movies for a film installation due to launch later this year. Fari Bradley, who runs the radio show Six Pillars to Persia, aims to create a collage

Coming up: Syria Speaks, Iranian shadows, exclusive film screening

Writing: Syria Speaks Making sense of what is happening in Syria right now can be difficult, so the Southbank Centre has drafted in three Syrian writers to help interpret the situation. Famed Arabic novelist Nihad Sirees, whose first English language

Coming up: Syria Speaks, Iranian shadows, exclusive film screening

Writing: Syria Speaks Making sense of what is happening in Syria right now can be difficult, so the Southbank Centre has drafted in three Syrian writers to help interpret the situation. Famed Arabic novelist Nihad Sirees, whose first English language

Image: Iraqi regugees in Damascus, by Bradley Secker

Interview: Bradley Secker on Kutmaan and photographing the personal and political in the Middle East

 “Of course there’s an element of danger and risk about working in Syria, but it’s relative,” Bradley Secker argues. “Why should I just stay in the USA or Australia or the EU?” The British photographer’s move to the Turkish border

Image: Iraqi regugees in Damascus, by Bradley Secker

Interview: Bradley Secker on Kutmaan and photographing the personal and political in the Middle East

 “Of course there’s an element of danger and risk about working in Syria, but it’s relative,” Bradley Secker argues. “Why should I just stay in the USA or Australia or the EU?” The British photographer’s move to the Turkish border

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Review: About Elly

Thanks to the success of Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation, his previous film, About Elly, has made it to British screens. It was worth the journey. About Elly takes the audience out of Tehran’s smog-choked streets and on holiday to the

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Review: About Elly

Thanks to the success of Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation, his previous film, About Elly, has made it to British screens. It was worth the journey. About Elly takes the audience out of Tehran’s smog-choked streets and on holiday to the

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Iranian artist Farhad Ahrarnia at the Rose Issa Projects

Caught mid-leap by a camera, the dancer has the grace and heroism of a Michelangelo. But the image itself is grainy, like an old film. Criss-crossing it all are bright, intricate threads. And the dancer is Afshin Mofid, an Iranian

Ballet Pars V, courtesy of Rose Issa Projects
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Iranian artist Farhad Ahrarnia at the Rose Issa Projects

Caught mid-leap by a camera, the dancer has the grace and heroism of a Michelangelo. But the image itself is grainy, like an old film. Criss-crossing it all are bright, intricate threads. And the dancer is Afshin Mofid, an Iranian

Brian Whitaker explores homosexuality in Middle East

Talk: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East

Brian Whitaker is to speak tonight on homosexuality in the Middle East this evening, as part of London’s Nour Festival taking place this month. Whitaker, previously Middle East editor for the Guardian, tackled the issue head on in his book,

Brian Whitaker explores homosexuality in Middle East

Talk: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East

Brian Whitaker is to speak tonight on homosexuality in the Middle East this evening, as part of London’s Nour Festival taking place this month. Whitaker, previously Middle East editor for the Guardian, tackled the issue head on in his book,