Middle Eastern Art Exhibit


Three exhibitions at Katara Art Galleries opened this week: “Intangible Brides” by Japanese photographer Kimiko Yoshida, “Elizabeth Taylor in Iran, 1976” by photographer Firooz Zahedi and “I Dream of Jeannie” by Iranian-American artist Eric Parnes.

Intangible Brides by Kimiko Yoshida is a collection of works which features her interpretation of the Middle Eastern, Arab and North African traditional dress and accessories.

“Elizabeth Taylor in Iran” presents exclusive photographs of the late actress which have never been seen before in the Middle East, during her visit to Iran in 1976.

Iranian-American Artist Eric Parnes who presented I Dream of Jeannie is also participating in the International Artist in Residency Program which is developed and supported by Katara in three artist studios.

The works will be on display until December 1 at Gallery 1, Building 19.

[BALI] Spring Iranian

and Malaysian Exhibit


Artists from Iran, Malaysia and Indonesia will showcase their works in a joint exhibition, which will be held on the island of Bali, Indonesia in April 2013.

Organized by the Malaysian-Iranian Art Society (MIAS) in Kuala Lumpur, the exhibition is on the theme of culture and modernism.

A total of 30 artists from the three countries will display their works in the various media of painting, sculpture, calligraphic painting, illumination and photography at the exhibit.

The selected artworks will first be exhibited in a gallery in Kuala Lumpur.

[INDIANANPOLIS] New Islamic Art Exhibit


“Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture”, the new exhibition of Islamic art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Al Khemir collected artwork from more than 50 lenders for the exhibition. The Indianapolis Museum of Art is represented by two pottery bowls made in Iran in the 13th century.

Political upheaval in the Middle East prevented Al Khemir from securing items via the governments of Tunisia, her home country, and Egypt.

Calligraphy, figurative representations and patterns make up the three stylistic segments of “Beauty and Belief.”

On exhibit Nov. 2 through Jan. 13 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Visit IMAmuseum.org or call (317) 923-1331.

[SAN FRANCISCO] World Music Festival


Musicians from many nations will share the stage, and appear on film from remote places, at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco next weekend, when the San Francisco World Music Festival celebrates its bar mitzvah year with three pan-cultural operatic performances featuring among others a Beijing percussionist and a Baroque viol player, a Korean singer, a tar (long-necked Persian lute) player from Azerbaijan, masked Tibetan dancers and a North Indian tabla master.

November 8-11, Jewish Community Center of SF at 3200 California Street San Francisco, CA 94118

[SOUTH DAKOTA] Installation Art Exhibit


Installation Laleh Mehran will exhibit How to Catch a Moth’s Shadow in the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts.

Mehran’s creative process is influenced by a combination of her scientific, theological and political concepts.

The installations Mehran produces are interactive, often including performative pieces, where viewers can help direct the expansion of installation.

Mehran has exhibited her work throughout the United States, including a recent solo exhibition at the Denver Art Museum.

How to Catch a Moth’s Shadow will be on exhibit beginning Nov. 5 until Dec. 3. at the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, University of South Dakota