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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

Art Talk: Co-Curator on 'Iran Modern'

"Iran Modern" co-curator Fereshteh Daftari offers an insider's view of the exhibition. more
"Iran Modern" cocurator Layla Diba (L) giving an exhibition tour at the members opening. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Photos: 'Iran Modern' Opening Reception

Asia Society Museum marked the opening of "Iran Modern" with a festive reception attended by hundreds of members and supporters along with some of the artists themselves. more
"Iran Modern" cocurator Fereshteh Daftari at Asia Society New York on Sept. 10, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Fereshteh Daftari Opens a Discussion on Modern Art from Iran

Cocurator's insight into the pioneering work of Iranian artists in the mid-20th century. more