All posts tagged “persian

White Sun of the Desert

From Tashkent to Tbilisi

How were the Soviet Union’s Central Asian and Caucasian minorities portrayed in film, and why was this? To find out, Valeriya Nakshun takes a look at Russian history and the ‘Soviet eastern’ genre.

Bahman Jalali

Iranian Voices

Lizzy Vartanian Collier visits the British Museum to explore a small, yet telling exhibition of works on paper bringing together past and current generations of Iranian artists

Filed under: Art
Canan

Fables for Adults

Miniature paintings, big trouble, not a damn given – Joseph Flaherty travels to Istanbul to visit the studio of the artist formerly known as Canan ┼×enol

Filed under: Art
Mahsa Alikhani

Something Better

‘… We know that we will always slip through those cracks and slide between those fingers …’ – Joobin Bekhrad muses on the age-old Iranian art of escapism