Amin Ajami

Ajammin’

February 23, 2015 | Sheema Ahanin

Sheema Ahanin talks to the boys of London-based Ajam about their contemporary take on Iranian folk music, and how they’re making it ‘cool’ again

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Shirin Neshat

Then and Now

February 16, 2015 | Nicola Baird

A look at the works on display in the first part of an exhibition of contemporary photography from the Middle East and North Africa at LACMA

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Afsoon

The Reed Flute

February 5, 2015 | Joobin Bekhrad

‘Morocco was not a place that would give you the luxury of forgetting it; it seeped, slowly but surely, into your bones, and burned its image between your eyes’

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Fateh Moudarres

Finding Fateh

January 26, 2015 | Joobin Bekhrad

‘He didn’t want to work until the end of his life; he wanted to work until the end of life itself’ – searching for the soul of Syria’s late, great Fateh Moudarres

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Parviz Tanavoli

Poet of Persia

January 12, 2015 | Joobin Bekhrad

Ahead of his first US museum solo exhibition, Joobin Bekhrad recalls a meeting in Tehran with Parviz Tanavoli, the father of modern Iranian sculpture

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