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  • 12/31/14--12:48: Art news in brief
  • Tehran pop concert “Plastica” to promote environmental protection
    TEHRAN – Pop singer Amir-Ashkan Gholami will perform a concert entitled “Plastica” at the Niavaran Cultural Center today to promote environmental protection.
     
    Composed by Navid Arbabian, pieces from his latest album entitled “Plastica”, which was released by Avaye Barbad in 2013, will be performed during the concert. 
     
    Musicians Milad Moradi, Pedram Faryusefi, Makan Khoinejad, Navid Arbabian, Ali Baghfar, Alireza Sanaii and Omid Nikbin will accompany Gholami during the concert.
     
     
    Iranian culture minister, Tunisian handicrafts minister meet
    TEHRAN – Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati and Tunisian Minister of Trade and Handicrafts Najla Harrouche visited during a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday evening.
     
    The expansion of cultural relations between the two countries was discussed during the meeting and Jannati said that Iran is ready to host Tunisian artists for a cultural festival in the near future.
     
     
    24 Iranian ensembles to perform at Fajr Intl. Music Festival
    TEHRAN – Twenty-four Iranian ensembles will give performances at the 30th Fajr International Music Festival, which will be held in Tehran from February 13 to 20.
     
    Eighty Iranian ensembles have applied to participate in the festival and the board of selection chose 24 ensembles to perform during the event.
     
     
    Kermanshah to host Intl. Storytelling Festival
    TEHRAN – The 17th International Storytelling Festival will be held in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah from February 15 to 20.
     
    The previous edition of the festival was held in Tabriz.
     
    Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) organizes the festival annually in various Iranian cities.
     
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    TEHRAN – An exhibition of kilims woven by female nomads of the Sirjan region in southern Iranian province of Kerman will open at Tehran’s Mess Negar Gallery today.
     
    “The kilims of Sirjan are believed to be the most valuable and finest kilims in the world, they are unique due to their material, designs and motifs,” collector Mohammadreza Jalili told the Persian service of ISNA on Wednesday. 
     
    The kilims are woven by women with wool yarn, which has been dyed with natural colors, Jalili said and added that not a single kilim has been made by men in this region.
     
    Explaining about his collection, Jalili who is a graduate of civil engineering said that he got to know the beautiful art of Sirjan when he was working on different projects in Kerman and Sirjan, and together with his wife, Elham Tajalli, collected the kilims.
     
    A variety of 110 kilims in different sizes, colors and designs collected over the past 15 years will go on display at this exhibit. 
     
    The exhibit will be running for one week at the gallery located at No. 5 in the Park Prince Building on Molla Sadra Highway.
     
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    TEHRAN – Tehran’s Asar Gallery is playing host to a collection of crumpled copies of Renaissance paintings, such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, created by Iranian artist Mohammad Hamzeh.
     
    This is the fourth series of the crumpled collection of paintings which bear more details with less deformation, Hamzeh said in a press release published on Wednesday.
     
    “In this collection, I have narrated the beauty of the Renaissance era in my own paintings with my own technique,” he added.
     
    “The wrinkles show passing of time. These wrinkles and lines are seen on faces and on the historical monuments. The lines may show the old faces but do not hide their beauty, do not change their nature and they look even more mature,” he added. 
     
    Actually, the crumples do not indicate death and destruction, on the contrary they show life, a life that is full of crumples and wrinkles but still looks beautiful, he mentioned.
     
    The crumples and the wrinkles on the portraits have actually enlivened and highlighted the portraits, the artist said.
     
    He further explained about the techniques he uses for his works and said, “I use pieces of papers painted with acrylics to make the crumples and stick them on the canvas to make details of the huge paintings. These crumples are my major medium in this technique.”
     
    Hamzeh is 51, and this is his 12th solo exhibition. He has participated in several group exhibitions in Iran and other countries.
     
    The exhibit which opened on Friday will be running until January 16 at the gallery located at 16 Barforushan St. off Iranshahr Street.  
     
    Photo: Mohammad Hamzeh poses after the opening ceremony of his exhibition at Tehran’s Asar Gallery on December 26, 2014.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Veteran Iranian illustrator, painter and animator Ali-Akbar Sadeqi’s memoirs have recently been published in Tehran.
     
    The book entitled “Memories and Images of Ali-Akbar Sadeqi” was published by the Gooya House of Culture and Art, a major Iranian publisher of art books.
     
    “The book covers my biography, telling how I became interested in painting, and also contains images of some of my paintings, illustrations and drawings,” Sadeqi, 77, told the Persian service of the Mehr News Agency on Tuesday.
     
    He had collaborated with the Institute for Intellectual Development for Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) in illustrating dozens of children’s books and making animations.
     
    A number of his books have been translated into English, French and Japanese.
     
    He split from the IIDCYA a few years after the victory of the Islamic revolution in 1979, when his some of his books were held back.
     
    “Seven Cities”, “Flower Storm”, “Zal and Simorgh” and “Malek Khorshid” are among his credits in animation.
     
    Sadeqi still is a prolific artist. A number of his latest works are currently on display in an exhibition at the Arasbaran Culture Center.  The exhibit will run until January 12.  
     
    Photo: Ali-Akbar Sadeqi poses after the opening ceremony of his exhibition at Tehran’s Arasbaran Cultural Center on December 26, 2014. (Honaronline/Alireza Farahani)
     
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    TEHRAN -- The Persian literary monthly Bokhara paid tribute to Iranian Jewish lexicographer and translator, Soleiman Hayyim (1887-1970) at the Mahmud Afshar Foundation on Sunday.
     
    A number of literati including Managing Director of Bokhara Ali Dehbashi, the director of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, and Department of Islamic Sciences of the Academy of Sciences of Iran Director Mostafa Mohaqqeq-Damad attended the ceremony, the Persian service of MNA reported on Monday.
     
    Hayyim had studied at an American college and his English was good so he worked as a translator in the then ministry of finance, Dehbashi said.
     
    It was during those years he felt a great need for an English-Persian bilingual dictionary, upon which he usually spent 8 hours a day, he added.
     
    “Hayyim was expert in finding Persian synonyms for English words and phrases, and he was highly interested in Persian literature,” Dehbashi said.
     
    His two-volume dictionaries especially the English-Persian one has been the first bilingual dictionary over the past years and has always been a good model for the future lexicographers, he stated.
     
    Mostafa Mohaqqeq-Damad also gave a brief explanation about Hayyim and his works and efforts in compiling the dictionary.
     
    Iranian Jewish Rabbi Younes Hamami Lalehzar who was also present at the ceremony talked about the recently-published Hayyim Persian-Hebrew Dictionary, which was introduced at the end of the ceremony, and said, “Hayyim had prepared the preliminaries for the dictionary and his manuscripts are still available.”
     
    It took about 12 years to complete the dictionary, he added.
     
    Lexicographer Mohammadreza Bateni, also attending the ceremony, said that almost all the dictionaries by Hayyim have been re-edited and refreshed.
     
    The ceremony was brought to an end by unveiling the Hayyim Persian-Hebrew Dictionary.
     
     
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  • 12/30/14--11:03: Art news in brief
  • “The Story of Architecture” published in Persian
    TEHRAN – English author Patrick John Nuttgens’ “The Story of Architecture” has recently been published in Persian in Iran.
     
    Translated by Heshmatollah Abdolvahabi, the book will be unveiled during a ceremony at Tehran’s Qasr Garden Museum today.
     
    Architects and academics Iraj Shahruz Tehrani, Dariush Zamani and Shahriar Sirus will deliver speeches during the ceremony.  
     
    Mehrazan is the publisher of the book.
     
    “Grandma in the Apple Tree” hits Iranian bookstores
    A Persian translation of Austrian author Mira Lobe’s “The Grandma in the Apple Tree” has been published in Iran.
     
    Armin Fazelnejad translated the book and it was published by Peydayesh.
     
    The book tells the story of an eight-year-old Austrian boy, who is sad that he has no grandmother until, that is, he discovers one sitting in his apple tree.
     
    Stories from “One Thousand and One Nights” translated into Spanish
    TEHRAN – Six stories from the renowned classic collection “One Thousand and One Nights” have recently been translated into Spanish.
     
    Iran’s El Faro Children and Young Adults Group has translated the stories based on versions, which have previously been rewritten by Iranian author Hossein Fattahi for children.
     
    El Faro published the stories in one book for Spanish readers.
     
    Qadyani is the publisher of the Persian versions, which was illustrated by Farhad Jamshidi.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Tehran’s Malek Museum and Library plans to hold storytelling workshops, during which tales from Masnavi-ye Manavi, the magnum opus of the Persian mystic and poet Molana Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273), will be narrated for schoolchildren.
     
    Entitled “The Story Garden”, the workshop program will begin on January 12 and will be held each Monday until March 16.
     
    “The Parrots and the Merchant” is one of the stories will narrated by storytellers during the workshops, which are free.
     
    In another part of the program, the storytellers will recount the stories during a tour of elementary schools in Tehran.
     
    Games will also be arranged for children on the sidelines of the program.
     
    Located at the Mashq Square downtown Tehran, the Malek Museum and Library was inaugurated in 1927.
     
    A large collection of extremely rare manuscript books are kept at the storerooms of the Malek Museum and Library, which is affiliated to the Astan-e Qods Museum in Mashhad. 
     
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    TEHRAN -- The 5th International Quran Competition for Muslim Students will open at Tehran’s Milad Tower tomorrow.
     
    Quran reciters from 50 countries, including Iran, Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Thailand will be competing in event, which is organized biennially by the Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR).
     
    “Due to this fact that students are the teachers of every society and the future of the every society will be shaped by their students, holding this competition can help the Quranic activities be developed,” ACECR Director Hamidreza Tayyebi said in a press conference early this week.
     
    He said that his organization will use the potentials of the competition to promote unity among Muslims and also to familiarize participants with Iran.
     
    He also stated that the event is expected to change atmosphere of Iranophobia created by the Western media.
     
    The competition will run until January 4.  
     
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    A team of archaeologists has discovered new burials in the 5200-year-old Burnt City in southeastern Iran.
     
    During a new season of excavation at the cemetery of the ancient site, the team has unearthed a skeleton of woman, who died between the ages of 28 and 30, buried with her child and a marble goblet, the director of the team, Seyyed Mansur Sajjadi, said in press release on Monday.
     
    Such a burial has never been seen during previous seasons of excavation in the Burnt City, Sajjadi said.
     
    The archaeologists have also unearthed skeleton of man between 26 and 32 who lacks one of his molars. 
     
    Based on studies on his other teeth, the archaeologists surmise that the tooth have been pulled out due to infection before his death.
     
    Accordingly, they say that people of the Burnt City had used the skills to pull out infected teeth. 
     
    Another highlight of this season of excavation is a skeleton of baby wrapped in a wool hide. The baby, who was between 18 and 24 month, wore a string of bone beads around its neck.
     
    The archaeologists have also found bronze mirrors, kohl pots, and colorful dishes buried with women between 20 and 28.
     
    The team plans to reconstruct the ancient society of the Burnt City by excavations, collecting artifacts, workshop and laboratorial studies.
     
    The Burnt City was one of rare ancient settlements, in which women were in charge of the financial affairs of their families.  
     
    Located 57 kilometers from the town of Zabol in Sistan-Baluchestan Province, the Burnt City was the largest urban settlement in the eastern half of the Iranian Plateau.
     
    Covering an area of 151 hectares, the Burnt City is composed of five settlements in its northeastern part, an industrial area, some monumental structures and a cemetery, which are located beside together in shape of consecutive mounds.        
     
    A 10-centimeter ruler with an accuracy of half a millimeter, an artificial eyeball, an earthenware bowl bearing the world’s oldest example of animation and many other artifacts have been discovered among the ruins of the city in the course of the many seasons of archaeological excavations conducted by Iranian teams. 
     
    The Burnt City was registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in June 2014.
     
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  • 12/31/14--12:48: Art news in brief
  • Tehran pop concert “Plastica” to promote environmental protection
    TEHRAN – Pop singer Amir-Ashkan Gholami will perform a concert entitled “Plastica” at the Niavaran Cultural Center today to promote environmental protection.
     
    Composed by Navid Arbabian, pieces from his latest album entitled “Plastica”, which was released by Avaye Barbad in 2013, will be performed during the concert. 
     
    Musicians Milad Moradi, Pedram Faryusefi, Makan Khoinejad, Navid Arbabian, Ali Baghfar, Alireza Sanaii and Omid Nikbin will accompany Gholami during the concert.
     
     
    Iranian culture minister, Tunisian handicrafts minister meet
    TEHRAN – Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati and Tunisian Minister of Trade and Handicrafts Najla Harrouche visited during a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday evening.
     
    The expansion of cultural relations between the two countries was discussed during the meeting and Jannati said that Iran is ready to host Tunisian artists for a cultural festival in the near future.
     
     
    24 Iranian ensembles to perform at Fajr Intl. Music Festival
    TEHRAN – Twenty-four Iranian ensembles will give performances at the 30th Fajr International Music Festival, which will be held in Tehran from February 13 to 20.
     
    Eighty Iranian ensembles have applied to participate in the festival and the board of selection chose 24 ensembles to perform during the event.
     
     
    Kermanshah to host Intl. Storytelling Festival
    TEHRAN – The 17th International Storytelling Festival will be held in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah from February 15 to 20.
     
    The previous edition of the festival was held in Tabriz.
     
    Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) organizes the festival annually in various Iranian cities.
     
    SB/YAW
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    TEHRAN – An exhibition of kilims woven by female nomads of the Sirjan region in southern Iranian province of Kerman will open at Tehran’s Mess Negar Gallery today.
     
    “The kilims of Sirjan are believed to be the most valuable and finest kilims in the world, they are unique due to their material, designs and motifs,” collector Mohammadreza Jalili told the Persian service of ISNA on Wednesday. 
     
    The kilims are woven by women with wool yarn, which has been dyed with natural colors, Jalili said and added that not a single kilim has been made by men in this region.
     
    Explaining about his collection, Jalili who is a graduate of civil engineering said that he got to know the beautiful art of Sirjan when he was working on different projects in Kerman and Sirjan, and together with his wife, Elham Tajalli, collected the kilims.
     
    A variety of 110 kilims in different sizes, colors and designs collected over the past 15 years will go on display at this exhibit. 
     
    The exhibit will be running for one week at the gallery located at No. 5 in the Park Prince Building on Molla Sadra Highway.
     
    RM/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN -- Veteran Iranian illustrator, painter and animator Ali-Akbar Sadeqi’s memoirs have recently been published in Tehran.
     
    The book entitled “Memories and Images of Ali-Akbar Sadeqi” was published by the Gooya House of Culture and Art, a major Iranian publisher of art books.
     
    “The book covers my biography, telling how I became interested in painting, and also contains images of some of my paintings, illustrations and drawings,” Sadeqi, 77, told the Persian service of the Mehr News Agency on Tuesday.
     
    He had collaborated with the Institute for Intellectual Development for Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) in illustrating dozens of children’s books and making animations.
     
    A number of his books have been translated into English, French and Japanese.
     
    He split from the IIDCYA a few years after the victory of the Islamic revolution in 1979, when his some of his books were held back.
     
    “Seven Cities”, “Flower Storm”, “Zal and Simorgh” and “Malek Khorshid” are among his credits in animation.
     
    Sadeqi still is a prolific artist. A number of his latest works are currently on display in an exhibition at the Arasbaran Culture Center.  The exhibit will run until January 12.  
     
    Photo: Ali-Akbar Sadeqi poses after the opening ceremony of his exhibition at Tehran’s Arasbaran Cultural Center on December 26, 2014. (Honaronline/Alireza Farahani)
     
    MMS/YAW
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    TEHRAN – Tehran’s Asar Gallery is playing host to a collection of crumpled copies of Renaissance paintings, such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, created by Iranian artist Mohammad Hamzeh.
     
    This is the fourth series of the crumpled collection of paintings which bear more details with less deformation, Hamzeh said in a press release published on Wednesday.
     
    “In this collection, I have narrated the beauty of the Renaissance era in my own paintings with my own technique,” he added.
     
    “The wrinkles show passing of time. These wrinkles and lines are seen on faces and on the historical monuments. The lines may show the old faces but do not hide their beauty, do not change their nature and they look even more mature,” he added. 
     
    Actually, the crumples do not indicate death and destruction, on the contrary they show life, a life that is full of crumples and wrinkles but still looks beautiful, he mentioned.
     
    The crumples and the wrinkles on the portraits have actually enlivened and highlighted the portraits, the artist said.
     
    He further explained about the techniques he uses for his works and said, “I use pieces of papers painted with acrylics to make the crumples and stick them on the canvas to make details of the huge paintings. These crumples are my major medium in this technique.”
     
    Hamzeh is 51, and this is his 12th solo exhibition. He has participated in several group exhibitions in Iran and other countries.
     
    The exhibit which opened on Friday will be running until January 16 at the gallery located at 16 Barforushan St. off Iranshahr Street.  
     
    Photo: Mohammad Hamzeh poses after the opening ceremony of his exhibition at Tehran’s Asar Gallery on December 26, 2014.
     
    RM/YAW
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    TEHRAN – The architectural design for the mausoleum of Shams of Tabriz was unveiled during a ceremony yesterday in Khoy, which is home to the mausoleum of the tutor of the Persian poet Jalal ad-Din Rumi.
     
    The design was created by the acclaimed Iranian architect Nader Ardalan who is a senior research associate at Harvard University.
     
    “Construction of a mausoleum for Shams of Tabriz is a spiritual mystery,” Ardalan said at the ceremony and added, “Understanding the mystery and – naturally – solving it is not a simple task at all.”
     
    “For solving the mystery, one should not only be a good architect but also should know the character of Shams well,” Ardalan stated.
     
    “If so, you can expect the visitors to be mesmerized by the mystery of the mausoleum,”  
     
    Several literati and officials including Managing Director of the Shams and Rumi Foundation Hojjatollah Ayyubi and the director of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel attended the ceremony.
     
    The scholar and literati Mohammad-Ali Movahed, 91, who has done much research on Shams, was also honored during the ceremony.
     
    Photo: A bust of Shams of Tabriz is display near his grave in Khoy. 
     
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    TEHRAN -- The 5th International Quran Competition for Muslim Students will open at Tehran’s Milad Tower tomorrow.
     
    Quran reciters from 50 countries, including Iran, Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Thailand will be competing in event, which is organized biennially by the Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR).
     
    “Due to this fact that students are the teachers of every society and the future of the every society will be shaped by their students, holding this competition can help the Quranic activities be developed,” ACECR Director Hamidreza Tayyebi said in a press conference early this week.
     
    He said that his organization will use the potentials of the competition to promote unity among Muslims and also to familiarize participants with Iran.
     
    He also stated that the event is expected to change atmosphere of Iranophobia created by the Western media.
     
    The competition will run until January 4.  
     
    MMS/
    END

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    A team of archaeologists has discovered new burials in the 5200-year-old Burnt City in southeastern Iran.
     
    During a new season of excavation at the cemetery of the ancient site, the team has unearthed a skeleton of woman, who died between the ages of 28 and 30, buried with her child and a marble goblet, the director of the team, Seyyed Mansur Sajjadi, said in press release on Monday.
     
    Such a burial has never been seen during previous seasons of excavation in the Burnt City, Sajjadi said.
     
    The archaeologists have also unearthed skeleton of man between 26 and 32 who lacks one of his molars. 
     
    Based on studies on his other teeth, the archaeologists surmise that the tooth have been pulled out due to infection before his death.
     
    Accordingly, they say that people of the Burnt City had used the skills to pull out infected teeth. 
     
    Another highlight of this season of excavation is a skeleton of baby wrapped in a wool hide. The baby, who was between 18 and 24 month, wore a string of bone beads around its neck.
     
    The archaeologists have also found bronze mirrors, kohl pots, and colorful dishes buried with women between 20 and 28.
     
    The team plans to reconstruct the ancient society of the Burnt City by excavations, collecting artifacts, workshop and laboratorial studies.
     
    The Burnt City was one of rare ancient settlements, in which women were in charge of the financial affairs of their families.  
     
    Located 57 kilometers from the town of Zabol in Sistan-Baluchestan Province, the Burnt City was the largest urban settlement in the eastern half of the Iranian Plateau.
     
    Covering an area of 151 hectares, the Burnt City is composed of five settlements in its northeastern part, an industrial area, some monumental structures and a cemetery, which are located beside together in shape of consecutive mounds.        
     
    A 10-centimeter ruler with an accuracy of half a millimeter, an artificial eyeball, an earthenware bowl bearing the world’s oldest example of animation and many other artifacts have been discovered among the ruins of the city in the course of the many seasons of archaeological excavations conducted by Iranian teams. 
     
    The Burnt City was registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in June 2014.
     
    MMS/
    END

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  • 12/31/14--12:48: Art news in brief
  • Tehran pop concert “Plastica” to promote environmental protection
    TEHRAN – Pop singer Amir-Ashkan Gholami will perform a concert entitled “Plastica” at the Niavaran Cultural Center today to promote environmental protection.
     
    Composed by Navid Arbabian, pieces from his latest album entitled “Plastica”, which was released by Avaye Barbad in 2013, will be performed during the concert. 
     
    Musicians Milad Moradi, Pedram Faryusefi, Makan Khoinejad, Navid Arbabian, Ali Baghfar, Alireza Sanaii and Omid Nikbin will accompany Gholami during the concert.
     
     
    Iranian culture minister, Tunisian handicrafts minister meet
    TEHRAN – Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati and Tunisian Minister of Trade and Handicrafts Najla Harrouche visited during a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday evening.
     
    The expansion of cultural relations between the two countries was discussed during the meeting and Jannati said that Iran is ready to host Tunisian artists for a cultural festival in the near future.
     
     
    24 Iranian ensembles to perform at Fajr Intl. Music Festival
    TEHRAN – Twenty-four Iranian ensembles will give performances at the 30th Fajr International Music Festival, which will be held in Tehran from February 13 to 20.
     
    Eighty Iranian ensembles have applied to participate in the festival and the board of selection chose 24 ensembles to perform during the event.
     
     
    Kermanshah to host Intl. Storytelling Festival
    TEHRAN – The 17th International Storytelling Festival will be held in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah from February 15 to 20.
     
    The previous edition of the festival was held in Tabriz.
     
    Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) organizes the festival annually in various Iranian cities.
     
    SB/YAW
    END

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    TEHRAN – An exhibition of kilims woven by female nomads of the Sirjan region in southern Iranian province of Kerman will open at Tehran’s Mess Negar Gallery today.
     
    “The kilims of Sirjan are believed to be the most valuable and finest kilims in the world, they are unique due to their material, designs and motifs,” collector Mohammadreza Jalili told the Persian service of ISNA on Wednesday. 
     
    The kilims are woven by women with wool yarn, which has been dyed with natural colors, Jalili said and added that not a single kilim has been made by men in this region.
     
    Explaining about his collection, Jalili who is a graduate of civil engineering said that he got to know the beautiful art of Sirjan when he was working on different projects in Kerman and Sirjan, and together with his wife, Elham Tajalli, collected the kilims.
     
    A variety of 110 kilims in different sizes, colors and designs collected over the past 15 years will go on display at this exhibit. 
     
    The exhibit will be running for one week at the gallery located at No. 5 in the Park Prince Building on Molla Sadra Highway.
     
    RM/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN -- Veteran Iranian illustrator, painter and animator Ali-Akbar Sadeqi’s memoirs have recently been published in Tehran.
     
    The book entitled “Memories and Images of Ali-Akbar Sadeqi” was published by the Gooya House of Culture and Art, a major Iranian publisher of art books.
     
    “The book covers my biography, telling how I became interested in painting, and also contains images of some of my paintings, illustrations and drawings,” Sadeqi, 77, told the Persian service of the Mehr News Agency on Tuesday.
     
    He had collaborated with the Institute for Intellectual Development for Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) in illustrating dozens of children’s books and making animations.
     
    A number of his books have been translated into English, French and Japanese.
     
    He split from the IIDCYA a few years after the victory of the Islamic revolution in 1979, when his some of his books were held back.
     
    “Seven Cities”, “Flower Storm”, “Zal and Simorgh” and “Malek Khorshid” are among his credits in animation.
     
    Sadeqi still is a prolific artist. A number of his latest works are currently on display in an exhibition at the Arasbaran Culture Center.  The exhibit will run until January 12.  
     
    Photo: Ali-Akbar Sadeqi poses after the opening ceremony of his exhibition at Tehran’s Arasbaran Cultural Center on December 26, 2014. (Honaronline/Alireza Farahani)
     
    MMS/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN – Tehran’s Asar Gallery is playing host to a collection of crumpled copies of Renaissance paintings, such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, created by Iranian artist Mohammad Hamzeh.
     
    This is the fourth series of the crumpled collection of paintings which bear more details with less deformation, Hamzeh said in a press release published on Wednesday.
     
    “In this collection, I have narrated the beauty of the Renaissance era in my own paintings with my own technique,” he added.
     
    “The wrinkles show passing of time. These wrinkles and lines are seen on faces and on the historical monuments. The lines may show the old faces but do not hide their beauty, do not change their nature and they look even more mature,” he added. 
     
    Actually, the crumples do not indicate death and destruction, on the contrary they show life, a life that is full of crumples and wrinkles but still looks beautiful, he mentioned.
     
    The crumples and the wrinkles on the portraits have actually enlivened and highlighted the portraits, the artist said.
     
    He further explained about the techniques he uses for his works and said, “I use pieces of papers painted with acrylics to make the crumples and stick them on the canvas to make details of the huge paintings. These crumples are my major medium in this technique.”
     
    Hamzeh is 51, and this is his 12th solo exhibition. He has participated in several group exhibitions in Iran and other countries.
     
    The exhibit which opened on Friday will be running until January 16 at the gallery located at 16 Barforushan St. off Iranshahr Street.  
     
    Photo: Mohammad Hamzeh poses after the opening ceremony of his exhibition at Tehran’s Asar Gallery on December 26, 2014.
     
    RM/YAW
    END
     

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