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Shiraz Arts Festival: Iranian Artists — Another Look

Farhad Mechkat, former music director of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, joins Columbia University's Hamid Dabashi for a talk on the Shiraz Arts Festival. more

Shiraz Arts Festival: The Face of Traditional Iran

Scholars William Beeman, Peter Chelkowski and Mohammad Ghaffari discuss the role of ritual performance at Iran's annual Shiraz Arts Festival. more

Shiraz Arts Festival: The West Goes to Iran

Margaret Croyden, Angela Pietropinto, Andrei Serban and Valda Setterfield reflect on cross-cultural encounters at the Shiraz Arts Festival. more

Shiraz Arts Festival: An Artist's Perspective

Theater and film director Arby Ovanessian lectures on the Shiraz Arts Festival, where he directed six plays and collaborated as a theater and film program adviser. more

Shiraz Arts Festival: Iranian Artists Look Back

Mahasti Afshar, Mohammad Ghaffari, Arby Ovanessian and Khosro Shayesteh reflect on the Shiraz Arts Festival. more

Shiraz Arts Festival: A View from the Beginning

Farah Pahlavi delivers the keynote address at Asia Society's symposium on the Shiraz Arts Festival. more
"Iran Modern" co-curator Fereshteh Daftari at Asia Society New York in September 2013.

Video: 'Iran Modern' Showcases 'Originality, Indviduality,' According to Co-Curator

Fereshteh Daftari discusses the inception, curation and themes of the art on view in "Iran Modern." more

Iran Modern: A Showcase for 'Original Personal Visions'

Fereshteh Daftari, co-curator of Asia Society Museum's "Iran Modern" exhibition, discusses the inception, curation and themes surrounding the art on view. more
Artist Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam standing next to his sculpture, Untitled (Forms in Movement) created in 1970. (Ali Dadmarz)

Timelapse: 'A Sleeping Dragon' Uncoils in New York

Michelle Yun, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Asia Society Museum and her team set up Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam's Untitled sculpture for the Iran Modern exhibition. more

Unfolding the Vaziri-Moqaddam Sculpture

Michelle Yun, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Asia Society Museum and her team set up Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam's Untitled sculpture for the Iran Modern exhibition. more