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ALISTAIR HICKS ON ART BAHRAIN ACROSS BORDERS

February 18, 2017 - Sabine B Vogel

In March the 3. Art Bahrain Across Borders (ArtBAB) will open – another artfair in the Middle East? Alistair Hicks, former Senior Curator at Deutsche Bank for nearly 20 years, will be involved in the exhibtion programm. Click here to read more.

THE OCEAN CAN BE YOURS @ GERALD MOORE

February 16, 2017 - Lizzy Vartanian Collier

The ocean can be yours. Can it? Visas, passports and border control may argue otherwise. Air travel is a modern phenomenon, the first commercial flight crossed the skies in 1914, before then however, voyages traversed oceans by ship. Who owns the sea? This is a question that our ancestors have been arguing about for centuries and it is unlikely that an answer will be agreed upon soon. The title of a contemporary exhibition of artwork by four Iranian artists at Gerald Moore Gallery purports to claim that the ocean can in fact, be ours.

 

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BRITISH-IRANIAN ARTIST JASON NOUSHIN COVERS HIS SCULPTURES WITH CALLIGRAPHY

February 15, 2017 - Corrie Parsonson

The U.S.-based British-Iranian artist Jason Noushin has a fondness for birds, Persian calligraphy and poetry. In his most recent works, he manages to combine the three, producing life-like birds covered with words. A brace – modelled in wire, paint, ink, plaster, barbed wire and encaustic – is currently part of a group show of Iranian art in London. For more, click here.

THE OCEAN CAN BE YOURS

February 12, 2017 - Rayan Elena Vergara Meersohn

If the dichotomy between what is visible and what is hidden grounds Iranian philosophical thought, then the convergence of visual art and poetry can only be one of its strongest vehicles. The Ocean Can Be Yours, an exhibition by Gerald Moore Gallery at Eltham College, curated by Janet Rady, presents Persian visual art and linguistic practices via the interpretation of international poetry through an Iranian lens.

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THE ANTHROPOCENE

February 12, 2017 - Alserkalavenue

The Anthropocene brings together several photographic series that Richard Allenby-Pratt has created during his 16 years’ exploration of the UAE. At the core of his visual representation of the local nature is the notion of Anthropocene - a recent designation to describe the geological Epoch of man. The landscape of the UAE that for a long time remained almost entirely in its 'natural' state, recently has undergone a dramatic change. With the arrival of oil wealth fueling an unprecedented economic boom, exponential development has left barely any corner of the country untouched.

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THE OCEAN CAN BE YOURS: VIDEO

February 8, 2017 - Khalil Itani

Watch the video of the exhibition here.

UCONN EXHIBIT ‘SACRED GROUND’ CROSSES MUSLIM, AMERICAN CULTURES

January 30, 2017 - Susan Dunne

This year's UConn Reads book is "Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice and the Promise of America," a rallying cry for inclusion and tolerance written in 2012 by Eboo Patel, the president of Interfaith Youth Core, an organization that promotes interfaith cooperation.

The Benton Museum, on the university's Storrs campus, mounts an exhibit every year to complement the UConn Reads selection. "Sacred Ground," this year's exhibit, focuses on Muslim artists in America and elsewhere in the world.

Read more here.

THE HOUSE OF SASSAN:SASSAN BEHNAM BAKHTIAR’S GRAND AMBITIONS

November 13, 2016 - Joobin Bekhrad

Joobin Bekhrad, An award-winning writer,the founder and Editor of REORIENT in conversation with Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar. to find out more click here.

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PARADISE LOST, MEMORIES FOUND

October 24, 2016

The Iranian artist Firouz FarmanFarmaian tackles the sensitive themes of exile and identity in a collection of works currently on show at the Shirin Gallery, New York, while also embarking on a journey of self-discovery. Read more on Artscoops.

AMAZING IMAGES FROM IRAN’S SWINGING ‘70S

July 25, 2016

A group of artists, including Malekeh Nayiny, are tapping into memories to present a different view of Iran, including Persian pop and psychedelia. Rahul Verma finds out what inspires them in this article on BBC Culture.

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