Contemporary Iranian Art

Art and the Anthropocene

Pamela Karimi The 1960s witnessed a transformative shift in the recognition of the human impact upon the Earth’s ecosphere. In The Silent Spring (1962), the American biologist Rachel Carson drew attention to the devastating consequences of human intervention on nature, focusing on the effect which the pesticide DDT had upon wildlife and humanity. Unprecedented in her own time, Carson’s book initiated a revolutionary path, which was then followed by other scholars and activists who sought to protect natural resources and maintain a healthier relationship between humanity and natural resources. Subsequently, ... ..

III Moscow International Biannale For Young Art | 2012|Russia

” Khafaqan” by Mozhgan ERFANI Persbook has the honor to annonce the selection of two persbook artists in the third Moscow Biennale of Young Art 2012. Two art works of the Persbook winners (2) , the video art project “Khafaqan” by Mozhgan ERFANI and the installation project “Uncertain Horizon” by Farshid LARIMIAN, will be presented in the exhibition, organized by cheif curator Kathrin BECKER, at MMOMA ( Moscow Museum Of Modern Art) from 11 July to 12 August 2012. After Photographic Festival”CONTACT”in Canada, Edward Lucie-Smith has selected 4 Persbook winners ... ..

Art Tomorrow | No 6 2012 | Iran

Review of “Bimarz” | “Spaceless” Exhibition in Tehran (September 9-18, 2011) “Bimarz” (literally, “without borders”) was a groundbreaking exhibit at Tehran’s Siin Gallery in September 2011. The show was the outcome of Iran’s first art contest to be conducted through an entirely online juried process. Curated by Tehran-based artist Neda Darzi and Nikoo Niknam, “Bimarz” was indeed remarkable for transcending the boundary between the public space of the actual artistic scenes of Tehran and the virtual public sphere, where Iranian artists dwell, via their computers and in the privacy of ... ..

Three World in One | June 2011 | Lithuania

After Photographic Festival”CONTACT”in Canada, Edward Lucie-Smith has selected 4 Persbook winners again: Asieh Roholamini, AmirHossien Keihani,Bahareh Bisheh, Mahmoud Maktabi for an exhibition called”3 Worlds in 1″in  Lithuania.    On 29th of June, 2011 (Wednesday), at 6 p.m., Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre Exhibition Hall (Aukštoji str. 1/Didžioji Vandens str. 2, Klaipeda, Lithuania) opens three exhibitions “London International”, “Polemically small” and “New Iranian art” curated by Edward Lucie-Smith together with Zavier Ellis, Janet Rady and Ignas Kazakevičius. 3 Worlds in 1 The aim of this exhibition is to give a snapshot view of two ... ..

CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL|May 2011|Canada

Scotiabank “CONTACT” Photography Festival: FIGURE & GROUND, MAY 1 – 31 / 2011 Iranian Bodies & The SuchThe largest photography event in the world, is devoted to celebrating, and fostering an appreciation of the art and the profession of photography. CONTACT is held annually throughout May across the Greater Toronto Area. Includes over 1000 local, national and international artists at over 200 venues.Without the internet, these prize-winning images by Iranian photographers would never have been seen in Iran, let alone anywhere else in the world. These startling images visually represent ... ..

Edward Lucie-Smith| Tandis Magazin| Nov 2010|No187|Iran

Persbook is the first artistic contest in the cyber social network community and owes itself to the honest and dedicated friends who believe that “Culture can be transmitted and expanded through General Media without any geographical borders” Persbook  visual art contest take place in facebook annually. Neda Darzi the founder of Iranian Contemporary Art believes that: Persbook goal is to expand this artist community beyond the virtual world of internet to contradict the life inside a repressive society. Therefore, by having art as our common ground to reshape our society ... ..