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The complete list of judges will be announced in our December newsletter. 
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Negar Azimi
Negar Azimi is a writer and Senior Editor of Bidoun, an award-winning magazine and curatorial project with a focus on the Middle East and its diasporas. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal Magazine among other venues. She writes a semi-occasional column in Frieze called Double Agent. Azimi was a 2014-2015 fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers and a 2012 winner of the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Arts Writers Grant.


Sohrab Kashani
Sohrab Kashani is an interdisciplinary artist and an independent curator based in Tehran. He is the Founder and Director of Sazmanab; non-profit project space and residency program in Tehran established in 2008 and on hiatus since 2016. Sohrab has exhibited internationally and has held talks at institutions and universities worldwide including: Asia Society, New York; Tisch School of the Arts NYU, New York; Stanford University, Palo Alto; International Studio & Curatorial Program (iscp), New York; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; Pomona College, Los Angeles; University of California, Irvine; Delfina Foundation, London; Gasworks, London; Haus am Waldsee, Berlin; YARAT, Baku; and Global Art Forum (Art Dubai), Dubai.

Tirdad Zolghadr
Tirdad Zolghadr is a curator and writer. His most recent publication is Traction, Sternberg Press 2016. Zolghadr is director of the Summer Academy Paul Klee in Bern and associate curator at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. He teaches at the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem. 

 

Different Perspectives on Modern and Contemporary Iranian Art

FARIDEH LASHAI: ON VIOLENCE AND BEAUTY

                    

 

Sunday 12th November 2017

14.30–17.30  Lectures 
18.00  Reception 


Stevenson Lecture Theatre
British Museum
London, WC1B 3DG


Free, booking essential
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Further inquiries: bibinaz@magicofpersia.com

An afternoon of talks to mark the exhibition 'On Violence and Beauty: Reflections on War' which features When I Count There Are Only You But When I Look There Is Only a Shadow of Farideh Lashai (1944-2013), a video installation after Goya’s Disasters of War and Lashai’s last workSpeakers will consider the importance of the Goya Disasters, why Lashai chose Goya for inspiration, how the work was made, the world she inhabited, and how Lashai’s work was received in the three museums it has been shown during 2016-2017: Sharjah Art Foundation, MSK Gent, and the Prado museum.

Speakers: Sussan Babaie, Antony Griffiths, Yashar Samimi Mofakham & Tarlan Rafie, Venetia Porter, Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, Catherine de Zegher and Ana Martinez de Aguilar. A film about Farideh Lashai by Kambiz Safari will be introduced by Maneli Kaykavoussi, Farideh’s daughter. A reception and private view of the exhibition follow the talks.

 
 

CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN ART
FUNDRAISING AUCTION & EXHIBITION


MOP Foundation is grateful to all of the donating artists and the generous sponsors of Magic in Monaco in helping us realise yet another successful event!

TOTAL FUND RAISED: € 408,500 
 
Magic in Monaco has been covered by; Monaco Channel, Tele Monaco and Monaco Madame
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PUBLICATION LAUNCH
5 December 2016
6-8pm

Delfina Foundation
29/31 Catherine Place, London SW1E 6DY


 

The MOPCAP 2015 Winner’s Award has been generously sponsored by MHA LondonThe exhibition space has been generously donated by the Sophia Contemporary Gallery
The artist residency and publication launch is in collaboration with the Delfina Foundation.

         

 

 

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EXHIBITION AS EDITING EXERCISE
A project by NADER KOOCHAKI winner of MOP CAP 2015
Curator: MIKA SAVELA
 
Exhibition Preview & Cocktail Reception
Thursday 10 November 2016 
Exhibition Open to Public, 11 - 17 November 2016
Sophia Contemporary Gallery
 

 

To view images from this event, click here

 

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CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN ART 

GROUP EXHIBITION & FUNDRAISING AUCTION 
Exhibtion Preview & Cocktail Reception

Monday 12 September 2016

at Sotheby's Los Angeles

 

The exhibition ran from the 13th - 15th September 2016

 


 

The week of Contemporary Iranian Art marked MOP's second venture into the Los Angeles art community! The exciting program for that week included a group exhibition and live auction of artworks donated by contemporary Iranian artists to the Friends of MOP Foundation, as well as a panel discussion and film premiere that was held at the Brown Auditorium at LACMA. 

Alongside a spectacular work by Fereydoun Ave donated to the charity, and three lithographs created by HIM Farah Pahlavi, this exhibition featured artwork by 20 emerging and established Iranian artists based in Iran and the diaspora. 

To view images from the Exhibition Preview & Cocktail Reception, click here
To view images from the Panel Discussion & Film Premiere, click here
To view images from the VIP Seated Dinner & Art Auction, click here
 
 

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Nicky Nodjoumi: From Tehran to New York

Different Perspectives on Modern and Contemporary Iranian Art

Iranian artist Nicky Nodjoumi is represented in the British Museum collection through several works including the recently acquired "The Accident". At this special event Nodjoumi talked about this magnificent work in the context of his artistic practice and took the audience through a biographical journey. This was followed by a conversation between the artist and Hamid Dabashi, Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, New York in which they explored Nicky Nodjoumi’s practice within a historical context. The afternoon was introduced and chaired by British Museum curator Venetia Porter with concluding remarks by Vali Mahlouji.
To read more about this event, held at the British Museum on the 31st May 2015, click here, To view images and to hear a sound recording from this event click here
 

 

 

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