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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Monir Farmanfarmaian

Room Full of Mirrors

January 5, 2015 | Nicola Baird

With her work being celebrated in a 40-year museum retrospective in Portugal, Nicola Baird looks at the life and legacy of Iran’s Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

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Jamal Penjweny

Iraqi Odyssey

December 15, 2014 | Joobin Bekhrad

‘Straddling a telling of his family’s history and that of Iraq from Ottoman times to the present, Samir’s aptly named film is nothing short of epic

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Pier Paolo Pasolini

Tales Within Tales

December 8, 2014 | Sabrina Guerrieri

Sabrina Guerrieri on the postmodernism of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1974 classic, The Flower of the Thousand and One Nights and questions of originality in art

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The Man from Oran

The Man from Oran

December 1, 2014 | Joobin Bekhrad

‘Welcome to Algiers, baby’ – Lyes Salem blends fact and fiction in his stirring film about the aftermath of the Algerian War of Independence

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