Iranian Art and Culture



  • Olafur Arnalds 2017-12-09 14:40

    By: Marjohn Sheikhi

    Icelandic Ólafur Arnalds performs live in downtown Tehran

    TEHRAN, Dec. 09 (MNA) – Overcoming a distance of almost 6000km and five years of negotiations finally brought the Icelandic BAFTA-winning multi-instrumentalist composer Ólafur Arnalds to sold-out, jam-packed shows in Tehran.

  • بازار فرش تهران 2017-12-03 13:58

    Photo: Mehran Riazi

    Tehran carpet market in grand Bazaar

    TEHRAN, Dec. 03 (MNA) – As an expression of Iranian art and culture, carpet is found in the houses of most of Iranians. Tehran carpet market is one of the oldest bazaars in southern Tehran.

  • افتتاح دوسالانه کاریکاتور 2017-11-29 11:57

    Tehran plays host to Intl. Cartoon Biennial

    TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) – The 11th Tehran International Cartoon Biennial got underway on Tuesday at Saba Art and Cultural Institute in Tehran.

  • مراسم رونمایی از آثار استاد فرشچیان و استاد زمانی در موزه قرآن حرم مطهر رضوی 2017-11-12 19:06

    By: Ramin Saffari

    Farshchian’s 18th work endowed to Imam Reza Museum in Mashhad

    TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) – At a ceremony, the 18th painting of Master Mahmoud Farshchian endowed to Imam Reza Museum of Astan Quds Razavi in Mashhad was unveiled on the wall on Sunday. The work is title, Arsh-e bar- Zamin (the Divine Throne on the Earth). Also a Quran calligraphy on stone, by Master Zamanian, was unveiled at the event.

  • غلامرضا  اکرمی 2017-11-11 21:22

    Iran, German universities to stage joint concert

    TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) – Gholamreza Akrami, the President of Iran’s Art University recounted the agreements he reached with German and Austrian universities during his visit to the two countries.

  • مستند «مادام» 2017-09-23 20:33

    Iranian documentary ‘Madame’ goes to US Filmfest.

    TEHRAN, Sep. 23 (MNA) – 'Madame', a documentary feature by Narges Kharghani has made it to the competitive category of the 16th edition of Great Lakes International Film Festival.

  • آیین رونمایی از آثار محمود فرشچیان 2017-09-22 14:30

    By: Behnam Towfighi

    Farshchian’s works unveiled in Tehran

    TEHRAN, Sep. 22 (MNA) – At a ceremony, seated by renowned Iranian cultural figures and senior politicians, three printed conundrums of paintings of Master Mahmoud Farshchian were unveiled in Tehran on Thursday. The Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi was also present at the event in Vahdat auditorium.

  • یازدهمین جشنواره فرهنگ اقوام 2017-09-08 15:45

    By: Raheleh Hesari

    Gorgan hosts 11th festival of ethnic cultures

    TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) – The eleventh edition of the festival of Ethnic Cultures is underway in the Iranian northeastern city of Gorgan, Golestan province.

  • کنسرت ارکستر سمفونیک تهران به رهبری ریکاردو موتی 2017-07-09 15:48

    By: Marjohn Sheikhi, Alireza Saeedi

    Thousands applaud Iran-Italy joint orchestra performance in Ravenna

    TEHRAN, Jul. 09 (MNA) – Tehran Symphonic Orchestra performed an outstanding joint performance with an Italian ensemble on Firday in Ravenna to warm rounds of applause from an audience of nearly 4,000 people.

  • آثار ششمین حراج تهران ویژه هنرمندان معاصر ایران 2017-07-08 11:24

    Tehran auction 2017 grosses over $8mn

    TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) – The 7th Tehran Auction was held 7 July 2017 at Parisan Hotel in the capital city where the best of Iranian artworks were introduced and sold to art collectors.

  • نمایشگاه نقاشی خط جواد بختیاری 2017-05-26 23:18

    By: Mahmoud Rahimi

    S Korean envoy to Tehran hosts art exhibition

    TEHRAN, May. 26 (MNA) – An art exhibition of calligraphy by Javad Bakhtiari has been held at the residence of South Korea’s ambassador to Tehran.

  • unesco 2017-05-11 17:58

    2 new cases awaiting inscription in UNESCO list

    TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) – Two new cases have been submitted to UNESCO and are expected to be inscribed in the world heritage list this year, Head of Iranian National Commission for UNESCO said Thursday.

  • اختتامیه سی و پجمین جشنواره بین المللی فیلم فجر 2017-04-28 11:46

    By: Mohammad Moheimany

    35th Fajr Intl. Filmfest wraps up

    TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (MNA) – The closing ceremony for the 35th Fajr International Film Festival, attended by Iranian cinema managers, cineastes, political figures, national and international special guests, was held in Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Thursday.

  • Algeria 2017-03-30 11:51

    Algeria determined to boost cultural ties with Iran

    TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) – Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal told Iranian Culture Minister Salehi Amiri that Algeria is determined to develop cultural ties with Iran.

  • قاشق تراشی و منبت کاری شهر خوانسار 2017-03-15 10:55

    By: Aref Fathi

    Spoon carving, woodwork in Khansar

    KHANSAR, Mar. 15 (MNA) – Spoon carving and woodwork are among important and beautiful handicrafts in Khansar, Isfahan province. The city’s woodcarving industry has a long history dating back to the Safavid era.

  • کنسرت پرواز همای و عالیم قاسف اف 2017-03-10 17:24

    By: Mehran Riazi

    Iranian-Azerbaijani musicians present joint concert

    TEHRAN, Mar. 10 (MNA) – Alim Qasimov, revered singer of Azerbaijan, who was awarded the International Music Council-UNESCO Music Prize in 1999, held a joint concert with Parvaz Homay, a young Iranian singer, in Tehran late on Thursday. The second night of the concert is to be held on Friday.

  • غلامحسین امیرخانی 2017-03-01 12:21

    Lifelong calligraphy master receives French highest order

    TEHRAN, Mar. 01 (MNA) – Calligraphy master Gholamhossein Amirkhani has been awarded by French embassy in Tehran the highest order of the country Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur.

  • حافظیه 2017-02-28 15:34

    Fars province a frequent tourist destination for foreigners

    SHIRAZ, Feb. 28 (MNA) – Figures show Fars province in general and Shiraz in particular were destinations of about 350,000 foreign tourists in the first 9 months of the fiscal year beginning March 21 2016.

  • Mahdavian 2017-02-11 20:00

    Political drama ‘Midday Event’ named best at Fajr Film Festival

    TEHRAN, Feb. 11 (MNA) – ‘The Midday Event,’ a political drama that features the terrorist atrocity of the MEK Organization in Iran of the 1980s, has been crowned best at the 35th Fajr Film Festival.

  • Anna Maria Anders 2017-01-17 21:37

    JCPOA paving way for more Iran-Poland ties: Polish official

    TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (MNA) – Anna Maria Anders, Secretary of State in the Office of Prime Minister of Poland, who is visiting Iran, met with the Governor-General of Isfahan Province of Iran on Tuesday.

  • آثار ششمین حراج تهران ویژه هنرمندان معاصر ایران 2016-12-24 18:56

    Tehran 6th artwork auction produces $3mn

    TEHRAN, Dec. 24 (MNA) – The 6th Tehran Auction of artwork on December has hosted 120 works of 112 illustrators and painters.

  • آثار ششمین حراج تهران ویژه هنرمندان معاصر ایران 2016-12-24 09:11

    By: Asghar Khamseh

    6th Tehran Auction

    TEHRAN, Dec. 24 (MNA) – The 6th edition of Tehran Auction was held on Friday at Espinas Hotel in Tehran where the best of Iranian art was introduced and sold to art collectors.

  • سوزن‌دوزی زنان هزارستان 2016-12-08 16:51

    By: Jafar Rahimi

    Hazara women needlework

    KABUL, Dec. 08 (MNA) – A delicate handicraft of women of Hazara, a Shia minority in Afghanistan is needlework, known locally as ‘khamak;’ a sort of embroidery. Khamak is an art of tailoring beautifully-colored designs into the cloth. The highly-admirable art now is the territory of girls of different ages.

  •   2016-11-12 19:56

    ‘Risk of Acid Rain’ to participate in Indonesian filmfest.

    TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) – Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival in Indonesia will be hosting Behtash Sanaeiha’s ‘Risk of Acid Rain’ in its competitive section, November 28-December 3.

  • موزه هنرهای معاصر 2016-11-06 10:48

    Iran’s contemporary art collection ready to go abroad

    TEHRAN, Nov. 06 (MNA) – Following a letter by German FM to Iran’s Zarif guaranteeing the safety of the treasured collections of Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Arts, conditions are now ripe for touring the treasury in Berlin.

  • فیلم آزادی مشروط 2016-10-08 23:10

    ‘Parole’ in Cambridge filmfest

    TEHRAN, Oct. 08 (MNA) – ‘Parole’ by the first-time director Hossein Mahkam will be screened in Cambridge Film Festival in Britain.

  • Malaria 2016-09-25 22:12

    ‘Malaria’ to participate in Chicago, Busan festivals

    TEHRAN, Sep. 25 (MNA) – Parviz Shahbazi and Masoud Radaei’s co-direction ‘Malaria’ will participate in Busan and Chicago festivals as its latest international participation.

  •     2016-09-25 21:55

    ‘Survival’ to be screened in Italian festival

    TEHRAN, Sep. 25 (MNA) – Masoud Hatami’s ‘Survival’ will seek its odds of success in Corto Lovere Short Film Festival in Italy.

  • فیلم هستی 2016-09-19 17:06

    ‘Hasti’ in 2annas filmfest in Latvia

    TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) – Iranian short film 'Hasti' directed by Kamal Parnak will be screened in the 21st Latvian 2annas Film Festival, September 27- October 2.

  • ششمین جشنواره سراسری دف نوازی با عنوان «دف نوای» رحمت 2016-09-15 18:40

    By: Arian Nasrollahi

    Sanandaj hosts 6th National Tambourine Festival

    SANANDAJ, Sep. 15 (MNA) – The 6th National Tambourine Playing Festival has been organized by provincial office of Ministry of Culture in Kurdistan province, to which diverse groups from across the country contribute. The present edition has been called ‘Tambourine, Call of Blessing.’