Six Pillars Broadcast – The Nelson Mandela Exhibition
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Six Pillars Broadcast – The Nelson Mandela Exhibition

Audio recorded during a tour of the current Official Nelson Mandela exhibition at the Leake Street Gallery, Waterloo. Learning Manager Caroline Kumana describes aspects of this major new exhibition that explores the life of the world’s most famous freedom fighter and political leader. The multi-media exhibition is full of fascinating objects, images and documents, personal … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Institutional Art Galleries in the Emirates
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Institutional Art Galleries in the Emirates

This week: one of four of our guest-produced episodes from the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East. Episode 2: How institutions housing galleries navigate public, private and education programming.  With New York University, Abu Dhabi art gallery director and curator Maya Allison and assistant curator Bana Kattan. The current show at NYUAD Art Gallery … Continue reading

New Podcast – Shahram Karimi + Shoja Azari, Persian Coffeehouse Paintings
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New Podcast – Shahram Karimi + Shoja Azari, Persian Coffeehouse Paintings

The exhibition Blazing Grace was a reflection on the First Gulf War, 1990 to 1991, and the wider effects of its military action in the Middle East. Part of an ongoing collaboration between the Iranian painter Shahram Karimi and his childhood friend video artist Shoja Azari – both regular collaborators with artist Shirin Neshat, the … Continue reading

I will rule you in a different manner, if I stay alive…
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I will rule you in a different manner, if I stay alive…

Attributed to the assassinated Nāṣer-al-Dīn Shah on his deathbed, 1896; the first Persian monarch to ever write and publish his diaries. Aaran gallery in Tehran show a series of photographs on canvas by artist Siamak Filizadeh in the show Underground. While most Iranians in the diaspora flinch when we hear news outlets calling anything from Iran … Continue reading

Six Pillars Event, Persian Poetry Evening Sept 24th
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Six Pillars Event, Persian Poetry Evening Sept 24th

An Ingenious World is the first major show in the UK of veteran artist Siah Armajani (b.1939 Iran). Opening September 18th the exhibition at Parasol Unit Foundation surveys his work from early pieces made on paper in Iran in the late 1950s, to later works including his most recent structure, the Alfred Whitehead Reading Room, … Continue reading

Outsider Artist – ‘Granny’ Hassan Exhibition, Iran
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Outsider Artist – ‘Granny’ Hassan Exhibition, Iran

An exhibition of paintings by self-taught artist Monavvar Ramezani known as “Nanny Hassan” has been on show at the Nami Gallery, Tehran, Iran this month. The 76 -year old “Nanny Hassan” of Qeydar of Zanjan Province (b.1937), used to weave carpets and design carpet weaves, but six years ago began experimenting with painting to great … Continue reading