This week’s Six Pillars – Peace From the Bottom of My Art
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This week’s Six Pillars – Peace From the Bottom of My Art

Is there such a thing as a justified war? “A bomb, sheathed in condoms, explodes in a childlike paradise.”(1) From Picasso to Chagall, the struggle for peace has been one that is constantly and necessarily represented in the arts; peace as something worth striving for, whose presence we must keenly endeavour to decipher in the … Continue reading

A Shahnameh for the Digital Age
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A Shahnameh for the Digital Age

We have often covered productions and exhibitions around the Persian Book of Kings or The Shahnameh: from our show on Drinking Arak of an Ayatollah’s Beard, a novel about travelling around Iran and Afghanistan with a copy of the classic in hand, to the major Shahnameh exhibition at Cambridge’s Fitzwiliam Museum via an interview with … Continue reading

70s Home Movie Project
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70s Home Movie Project

The initial call out for cine film from Iran in 1970s is now closed. The residency/ project continues however until May, we are currently collating audio accounts of 1970s Iran and UK. Read our project updates, with samples of what we’ve been processing HERE _________________________________________________ CALL OUT FOR 1970s HOME MOVIES, FROM IRAN or UK  … Continue reading

Six Pillars at Art Dubai
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Six Pillars at Art Dubai

Next month is all about the Dubai Art Fair, where we’ll be hosting a booth inside Art Dubai, streaming live from the fair. During the day arts discussions and interviews, and by night, we’ve curated a series of sound art and experimental dance music. Art Dubai have written a post about the project HERE The … Continue reading

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Vice in Iran (It’s Not What You Think)

Vice Magazine brings its trademark irreverent humour to Iran and digs briefly into the film industry. “Iranians love the school of their children and the cinema” they are told. To be fair presenter, Shane Smith’s pronunciation isn’t that bad. A Canadian who’s made films for Vice looking at for example, Mexican cinema, Smith has a … Continue reading

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Shirin Season – Berlinale 2013 and The Louvre with Kiarostami

Shirin Neshat was one of the International Jury for 2013 Berlinale (the 63rd International Film Festival in Berlin) alongside actor/director Tim Robbins in February. This is a great year for Neshat, partly because she is taking part in an historic new season at the newly opened Islamic Arts Department of the world-renowned Paris Museum The … Continue reading

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Music from Tehran makes you tick, tack, stop

Released by: Oido Records. Recorded at MIGRAIN Studio Migrain are Pouya PourAmin, Nima Aghiani (composers) and Sara Bigdeli Shamloo (vocalist, lyrics). Founded in 2002 by Pouya PourAmin, Hamed Panahpour and Aidin Samimi Mofakham, the band’s initial idea was to perform a trio guitar works by Astor Piazzolla, Phillip Glass and others. In 2009 however, following … Continue reading