Ehsan Khoshbakht’s archival documentary explores the sensational, long-forgotten Filmfarsi genre, unjustly targeted by those it represented and buried under decades of VHS tape.
Artist Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar plants skyscrapers in the country’s ancient cities and villages in a surreal and spectacular new project.
Karan Vafadari says the Iranian government convicted him of crimes including “collusion in plots against national security” and possession of 124 “inappropriate” CDs.
Karan Vafadari and Afarin Nayssari were sentenced earlier this month, though what crimes they had been charged with remain unknown.
Karan Vafadari and Afarin Nayssari, the founders of Aun Gallery, have been held in prison without recourse to legal counsel for over eight months.
In Raving Iran, filmmaker Susanne Regina Meures chronicles the struggle of DJs Anoosh and Arash to produce electronic music and raves in their home country.
“We urge all artists from around the world to show their protest and criticism against all of this,” artists and brothers Hossein Rajabian and Mehdi Rajabian wrote in a letter from Iran’s notorious Evin Prison.
Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli, whose passport border officials confiscated last week at Tehran’s international airport, says he faces accusations of “disturbing the public peace” with his artworks.
Authorities in Iran have confiscated the passport of prominent Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli, who suspects he is being targeted for featuring an image of a woman on the cover of his new book.
Historical exhibitions tend to consistently draw large audiences — the curious, scholars, or just those who like a cracking good story.
TEHRAN — Traveling from the center to the north of Tehran reveals the city’s multiple elevations: topographical, architectural, and economic.
TEHRAN — My first impression of the Iranian capital is one of vagueness in a difficult topography, as the city sprawls in all directions and stands at different elevations surrounded by mountains.