Consumerism in Iran – Photos
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Consumerism in Iran – Photos

Cambodia-based photographer Thomas Cristofoletti photographs what he sees as evidence of the rapid growth of commercial ideologies in the theocratic state of Iran. On his website, beside some lush photos of scenes of shopping and use of technology in Iran, he quotes former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he said “Thankfully we are already witnessing … 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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Record, Reframe, Resist

V & A Museum in tandem with their current contemporary photography show Light from the Middle East are hosting a rather interesting free Late evening event.  The Victoria and Albert, for those who don’t know is named after Queen Victoria (b.1819) and her German husband and for several reasons, the title of this new show … Continue reading

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A Secular Spirituality

On today’s show 13.30 GMT, we talk to curator Arianne Levene about Lost in Paradise a group show looking at different and more secular spiritualities amongst certain artists hailing from Asia and the Middle East we hear from electronic musician Hassan K (performing London Nov 16th and 17th see our events page) and classical performer … Continue reading

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Today’s Show – Artist Mitra Tabrizian

An interview with the longstanding British-Iranian artist Mitra Tabrizian on the eve of her new solo show at Wapping Project Space, London: Another Country. Tabrizian, who is also a prolific writer on topics such as the mechanics of looking, ways of seeing and representation, explores in this series issues such as post-colonial theory, corporate culture … Continue reading