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Roshanak Taghavi روشنک تقوی @RoshanakT

Journalist, Writer & News Provider on Iran, the Middle East & US Policy. Reported on economics, politics and culture for The Christian Science Monitor, TIME, The Guardian, Al-Monitor, Dow Jones & The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post

Tonight in Virginia: Exhibit of Modern Iranian Artwork & Reception

For those in the Washington DC/Maryland/Virginia areas: tonight - Jan. 19, from 5pm to 8pm, there will be a viewing and reception for an exhibit of Iranian art work at Hermitage Design & Gallery in McLean, Virginia. Some of the artists will also be there. I had the pleasure of writing about this exhibit for Huffington Post Arts & Culture (please cl ... Continue reading »

Generations of Modern Iranian Art: A New Exhibit

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Artwork by seven Iranian artists, including these works by Shahla Moghaddam and Farshad Farahi, will be on display through January at the Hermitage Gallery in McLean, Virginia. Learn more about this contemporary Iranian art exhibit through the gallery's website or by phone at 703-827-0066.     To read an article about this exhibit at Huffington Pos ... Continue reading »

Iranian Art That Transcends Politics - Review of the Contemporary Iranian Art Collection at the New York MET

From ancient times, to thousands of years of monarchy, to today's Islamic Republic, Iranians have pursued spiritual progression, writes Roshanak Taghavi. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's contemporary Iranian art collection in New York conveys this pursuit through time, fusing historical and contemporary subjects spanning the realms of philosophy,  ... ... Continue reading »

View From Tehran: A Discussion With Acclaimed Artist Parviz Tanavoli

The image of the 'poet' is a major theme in Tanavoli's sculptures, and a major theme in his art is Heech, alluding to the Sufi concept of "nothingness." In much of his artwork, Tanavoli writes the word 'Heech' in Persian script and places it in different positions and forms. ... Continue reading »