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Shoja Azari

The Home of My Eyes: An Interview With Shirin Neshat

MutualArt | Posted 05.20.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

On March 24, at the inaugural exhibition of YARAT Contemporary Art Space in Baku, Azerbaijan, visitors will undoubtedly cluster in front of a grand series of black-and-white portraits, rendered with fine ink and stark contrast. In them: the faces of their fellow Azeri countrymen.

Personifying Iran in an Art of Dissent, Defiance, and Desire

G. Roger Denson | Posted 12.04.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

It seemed a telling syncronicity that just a week before Rouhani's visit, the exhibition Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists testified to a key point made by Rouhani in his UN Speech -- that the intransigence of the Iranian mullahs and government toward democratic reform has caused the nation to suffer a severe brain drain to the West.

Migrations Real and Ideal: The Cultural Nomads We're Becoming (10 New York Shows in 2013 That Explored Nomadic Terrains)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 10.03.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Few works of art embody the spirit of contemporary nomadism more than the projected Orbit Rosse videoscapes of Grazi Toderi (2009-2013), composed from nocturnal aerial views of glittering cities around the world.

Shoja Azari: Illusion and Disillusion

Kisa Lala | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
Kisa Lala

If Orientalism once represented a romantic Western view of the orient, that once-dominant framing view has perhaps been co-opted by digital cameras on both sides of the hemisphere.

How We View The Middle East, From YouTube Clips To 19th Century Orientalist Paintings

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.21.2013 | Arts

How do westerners view the Middle East? Iranian-born artist and filmmaker Shoja Azari explores the complexity of the question in his exhibition "Fake ...

Surprise? Iranian Contemporary Art Leads Market

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

The "globalization" of the art market has produced a large supply of new work by artists in China, India, Africa, South America and the Middle East.

POLITICAL ART: The People Will Not be Silenced

Spread ArtCulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Spread ArtCulture

"© Anita Kunz From "Where is My Vote? Posters for the Green Movement in Iran." By Kiša Lala American artists may have the luxury of distancin...

Mother & Child, Winter's Bone, Solitary Man Feature Sumptuous Performances, Women Without Men Stunning Visuals & History Lessons

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Michael Douglas gives a gripping performance in Solitary Man rivaling his work in the sleeper Wonder Boys.