All posts tagged “persian


Hye Times

US-based DJ and filmmaker Lara Sarkissian – alternatively known as Foozool – presents a playlist of vintage tracks from her mother’s stash of Armenian and Persian vinyl records


Lights, Camera, Revolution

A glance at the history and evolution of Iranian cinema, from Haji Agha and Film Farsi to New Wave modernism, postwar censorship, and widespread international acclaim

Magic of Persia

Remembering Tomorrow

Magic of Persia’s Shirley Elghanian gives Joobin Bekhrad the skinny on her foundation’s upcoming exclusive gala and auction of contemporary Iranian art in Dubai

Filed under: Art
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
Ali Azimi

Great Expectations

An Iranian rock star in London – Ben Mirza talks to Ali Azimi about the highs and lows of his turbulent career, making it big in the Big Smoke, and whether or not it’s all been ‘worth it’


Straight Shooter

Nazli Ghassemi talks to Shahin Armin and Sohrab Daryabandari, directors of a new documentary telling the story of Iran’s much-loved – and loathed – Paykan automobile

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
Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar

Gimme Some Truth

When he’s not busy living it up in Monaco and the French Riviera, artist Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar fights to change notions about and celebrate the beauty of his beloved Iran

Filed under: Art