“Local Not Local” Exhibits Arab & Iranian California Designers-Artists
From a design perspective, what do we really know about the Arab world, or Iraq’s neighbor, Iran? A window into these cultures, which use the Arabic script for writing and design, will open here in Los Angeles on June 26, 2014, when LOCAL NOT LOCAL, a modern collection of contemporary expression, brings Arabic and Iranian typography and calligraphy to the Inside/Outside Gallery at the Levantine Cultural Center. In LOCAL NOT LOCAL, co-curators Maece Seirafi and Pouya Jahanshahi present a collection of award-winning Arab and Iranian designers who demonstrate the creative possibilities and expressions that lurk in their native alphabets.
LOCAL NOT LOCAL PRESENTS NEW WORK OF ARAB & IRANIAN ARTISTS AND GRAPHIC DESIGNERS AT THE INSIDE/OUTSIDE GALLERY, until AUGUST 29, 2014
Calling all Iranian artists:
Edinburgh Iranian Festival Art Exhibition 2015
The Edinburgh Iranian Festival (EIF) is a non-political showcase for world-class Iranian culture, as well as for bands and artists working both in and outside Iran.
Applications are welcomed from artists based in the UK and other countries at all stages of their careers. Artworks must be created by an Iranian artist or inspired by Iran. The 2015 multi artist exhibition will take place at Summerhall.
Exhibition title: Artists are invited to respond to the title of Perception
Categories: Video, installation, multi-media, painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture
Judges for this exhibition are: Janet Rady, Morteza Nematollahi, Gohar Dashti, and Helia Darabi
There will be a £1000 festival art prize for most promising submission, plus an acquisition award that will guarantee a purchase of artwork.
Completed application forms and supporting material to [email protected] by October 24 2014
For further information, please visit http://www.ediranfest.co.uk/
The deadline is Friday 24 October 2014 at 17:00.
Calling Iranian Artists
Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video
Beginning on Monday, July 21, the Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) and Farhang Foundation are opening the call for submissions for the international juried exhibition Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video. The exhibition is an opportunity to expose and feature emerging and mid-career photographers and media artists from around the world. Artists 18 years of age and older are invited to apply between July 21 and September 21, 2014. There is no entry fee to participate, and submissions will be accepted through the free online service CaFÉ at www.callforentry.org.
The complete rules of submission can be found at www.farhang.org/focusiran
REDCAT: New Original Works Festival 2014
Each summer REDCAT celebrates the vitality of Los Angeles’ vibrant and growing community of artists making work for the stage. We transform our theater into an artist-driven creative laboratory where disciplines are challenged and blurred, traditions are re-imagined, and hybrid visions take hold.
This year’s three-week festival launches eight new original works by Los Angeles dance, theater, music and multimedia performing artists.
July 31, August 1 & 2
THE SINGING HEAD
MARSIAN DE LELLIS:
OBJECT OF HER AFFECTION
D. SABELA GRIMES:
August 7, 8 & 9
AT E9 DANCE COMPANY:
Tickets $20 general, www.redcat.orgfor more info
Award-Winning Documentary Opens in NY and LA
FIFI HOWLS FROM HAPPINESS is the award-winning documentary film by Mitra Farahani. The film had its World premiere as the Official Selection at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival and screened at numerous film festivals including New York, Telluride, and Seattle
Iranian painter and sculptor Bahman Mohasses, who was a celebrated and iconoclastic figure in the pre-revolutionary 60s and 70s, was known for his art as well as his merciless public pronouncements. Mohasses remained in Iran after the revolution, but he frequently traveled in secret to Italy, which he finally made his home in 2006. Throughout the years, many of his works were destroyed by the new government, and many more by Mohasses himself. Filmmaker Mitra Farhani tracked down Mohasses in a Roman hotel and filmed him during the last six months of his life. The poetic self-portrait that they made together is a joyous celebration of freedom—to create, to destroy, to indulge, to pontificate and make withering judgments, to live without regret.
FIFI HOWLS FROM HAPPINESS will open at the Lincoln Plaza in New York on August 8, and at Laemmle Theaters in Los Angeles on August 15. A national release will follow.