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July 20, 2017 - Canvas

After a stint in Amman’s Caravan exhibition space, I AM, an exhibition of 31 Middle Eastern contemporary women artists from 12 countries, including powerful works by Raeda Saadeh (Palestine), Alia Ali (Yemen), Ghada Khunji (Bahrain), Helen Zughaib (Lebanon) and Maitha Demithan (UAE), moves to London.

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July 20, 2017 - Canvas

A NEW AWARD FOR IRANIAN ARTISTS

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‘Punching holes in the darkness’ : Leading Middle East female artists light up London

July 19, 2017 - Denize Marray

A powerful exhibition of the work of 31 contemporary female artists from 12 Middle Eastern countries is now showing in London.

IRAN AT THE VENICE BIENNALE

July 5, 2017 - Kayhan Life

On show in Venice this year is the work of Masoud Akhavanjam. Of the Iranian-born artists represented at the Venice Biennale, he is the only one still to be living and working in Iran. His sculpture “Ballerina,” which took 18 months to complete and is made of a fusion of stainless steel and bronze, occupies the second floor of the exhibition “Personal Structures: Open Borders” at Venice’s Palazzo Bembo.

CUTTING EDGE INNOVATIONS: Abstraction

July 1, 2017 - Carlo Lamagna

Exiled artists in the West are, now more than ever, relevant to contemporary expressions and the creative zeitgeist.  Read about the work of Mahmood Sabzi here.

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LONDON EYES: Middle Eastern Female Artists Take Centre Stage in the UK's Vibrant Art Scene This Summer

July 1, 2017 - Harpers Bazaar Arabia - Lizzy Vartanian

This summer contemporary women artists from the Middle East gear up to assert themselves through a series of exhibitions at the forefront of London's vibrant art scene. I Am exhibition is among those leading the charge........

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ARTSCOOPS' INTERVIEW WITH JANET RADY

June 23, 2017

Mainstream Beckons: Janet Rady, specialist in Middle Eastern contemporary art and guest curator of the ‘I AM’ exhibition, envisages a new era for Arab art in which marginalisation is largely a thing of the past

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THE ART NEWSPAPER ON THE BEHNAM BAKHTIAR AWARD

May 26, 2017

A new prize aimed at artists of Iranian descent has been launched in Monaco and is one of the only international prizes to focus specifically on Iran and has few selection criteria.

The judging panel includes the Janet Rady Fine Art director and curator Janet Rady.

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Path to peace: 12 women photographers in “I AM” at Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman

May 25, 2017 - Lisa Pollman

Female photographers participating in multidisciplinary exhibition seek to transcend stereotypes.

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ZH MAGAZINE ON FIROUZ FARMAN FARMAIAN’S WORK

May 2, 2017

Firouz Farman Farmaian's Organics (2016) series has been published for the first time in ZH Magazine. The article describes Farman Farmaian's compositions as possessing 'a vivacious and spontaneous energy, as well as a deeply symbolic quality, which speaks to a multiplicity of currents in politics, art and philosophy.'

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