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Harvard Art Museums present exhibition of Norma Jean Calderwood's collection of Islamic Art
CAMBRIDGE, MASS.- The Harvard Art Museums present In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of ...
London-based Rossi & Rossi to open new art space in Hong Kong
HONG KONG.- Jean Marc Decrop, the noted expert in the contemporary art of China, Asia and Middle East ...
Ayyam Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Palestinian artist Oussama Diab
DUBAI.- From September 17 until October 30, Ayyam Gallery DIFC is presenting a solo exhibition of Palestinian ...
Rutgers University announces publication of "The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society"
NEW YORK, NY.- Five years in the making, the highly anticipated 256-page volume The Fertile Crescent: ...
NAM summit an excellent opportunity to introduce Iranian art and handicrafts
The Iranian Handicrafts Union is going to distribute catalogues promoting Persian handicrafts among ...
8/6/2012
Iran to exhibit works by Gunther Uecker

Work by German sculptor and installation artist Gunther Uecker
Iran is planning to exhibit works by modern German sculptor and installation artist Gunther Uecker at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts. The event will be held from September 16 to November 1, 2012 in the Iranian capital. Born in 1930, Uecker began his artistic education in 1949 and continued his studies in Dusseldorf, where he studied under German painter, sculptor and print maker Otto Pankok.

Uecker was a founding member of the literal-minded postwar European Zero Group, which he founded with Otto Piene and Heinz Mack to exhibit their work in a series of one-day-only evening exhibitions, often staged in their studios.

His works were partly inspired by Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky’s cosmic abstractions and Vladimir Mayakovsky’s injunction that, “Poetry is made with a hammer.”

Uecker created many works using a hammer. He incorporated poetry into his art by making a series of white painted reliefs in which fields of hammered nails create oddly soft-looking, undulant textures and clouds.

Uecker’s work is included in numerous public institutions such as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Tate Modern, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy.

The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts has held numerous exhibitions, showcasing works by modern and contemporary German artists such as Hermann Glockner, Heinz Mack, Gerhard Richter, Ernst Barlach and Kathe Kollwitz.

The museum is known for its Iranian treasure trove and exquisite collection of Western art which contains impressionist, cubist, abstract, minimalist and conceptual masterpieces by modern and 19th-century artists from around the globe.
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8/14/2012
Two earthquakes in Iran kill more than 300 and injure 5,000
Overcrowded hospitals in northwest Iran struggled to cope with thousands of earthquake victims on Sunday as rescuers raced to reach remote villages after two powerful quakes killed nearly 300 people.
8/13/2012
Iranian wrestlers win 2 bronze medals
Iranian wrestlers Ehsan Naser Lashgari and Komeil Qasemi have won bronze medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
8/4/2012
"When Artists Attack the King: Honoré Daumier and La Caricature, 1830-1835" opens at Cantor Arts Center
STANFORD, CA.- Long before iranian cartoonist Mahmoud Shokraiyeh was sentenced to 25 lashings for drawing a parliament member in a soccer jersey, 19th-century caricaturist Honoré Daumier and his colleagues ...
8/1/2012
Farhadi’s film takes N America by storm
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning film A Separation has taken the North America’s movie theaters by storm as the second top-grossing foreign-language film in 2012.
7/30/2012
London to exhibit installation by Iran’s Shirin Sabahi
The Saatchi Gallery is slated to display an installation work created by the Iranian artist Shirin Sabahi in the British capital of London. The event is part of the 2011 Contemporary Art Prize (CAP) ...
7/24/2012
US, Iranian team excavate Siraf
A team of American and Iranian archaeologists has launched underwater excavations at the historical port of Siraf in the Persian Gulf.
7/22/2012
Mutatis Mutandis: Group show curated by Cathrine David opens at Vienna's Secession
VIENNA.- Mutatis Mutandis brings together a number of works that explore the complexity of contemporary events, materiality, history, and memories, and propose possible re-presentations. Discontinuous ...
7/7/2012
The 2nd Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition [TADAEX] was opened on Friday, July 6th.
The first day of The 2nd Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition [TADAEX] was opened among the unexpected attendance of the audience.
7/2/2012
UNESCO registers Isfahan Friday Mosque
Isfahan’s Friday Mosque has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, making it the 14th Iranian site registered on the roll. The independent, 21-member World Heritage Committee announced the ...
6/24/2012
Iran holds 12th national photo biennial
Iran is planning to publish the best works of the previous Bismillah festivals during the 9th edition of the international event in Tehran.

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