All posts tagged “persia

Taravat Talepasand

Made in Iran, Born in America

Joobin Bekhrad catches up with Iranian-American artist Taravat Talepasand (a.k.a. ‘TVAT’) to discuss her new work, as well as all things Sex, Drugs, and Gol-o-Bolbol

Filed under: Art
Ghazel

Mea Culpa

‘It reads as a poem for those who cannot shake the feeling of having left something behind’ – Sayantan Mukhopadhyay on Mea Culpa, Ghazel’s latest solo exhibition in Dubai

Filed under: Art
Fahmida Riaz

Face-Off

Aysha Khan examines the effacement of the female voice in the literary traditions of the Persianate world, from the days of the Mughals to the present

Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar

Initials B.B.

Joobin Bekhrad talks to France-based artist and entrepreneur Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar about his new foundation and his ambitions to shake up the contemporary Iranian art scene

Filed under: Art
Bahman Jalali

Like a Rolling Stone

Mina Khanlarzadeh looks at the tasnif genre and how Iran’s Velshodegan have been shaking things up in the realm of classical Iranian music

Shirin Neshat

Facing History

Joan Hua examines the oeuvre of Shirin Neshat and her ongoing retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum marking the end of a chapter in her artistic career

Filed under: Art
Nasereddin Shah

The King

Dreams, decrepitude, and despotism – Amir-Hussein Radjy examines Iranian-Dutch writer Kader Abdolah’s latest novel about the legendary Iranian monarch Nasereddin Shah