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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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European Women in Persian Houses

 


SUNDAY 3 JULY 2016

2- 5.30 pm


BP Lecture Theatre
The British Museum, London

 

Farangi Women and Me, Print by Parviz Tanavoli 2014, produced by KA:V editions 2014. British Museum  2016,6013.1.4

 

 

MOP Foundation was delighted to host an afternoon of talks to celebrate the publication by I.B. Tauris of European Women in Persian Houses by celebrated artist Parviz Tanavoli. Introduced by Venetia Porter, assistant keeper & curator, Islamic & Contemporary Middle East, British Museum, the event includes a book launch and reception.

Speakers:  

Maryam Eisler, author & collector 

Moya Carey, curator, V&A
Layla Diba, art historian & curator



This event is free, but booking is essential.



This program is part of "Different Perspectives on Modern and Contemporary Iranian Art", a series of public programmes sponsored by Magic of Persia and held in collaboration with the British Museum since it's launch in 2012. 

 

 

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TALKING ASPHALT
 

Interviews about the Road, the Drive and the Dark Matter 
 


- TEHRAN-
 

Friday 29 April / جمعه ۱۰ اردیبهشت


6pm (GMT+ 3.30)

 

 

Speakers: 
Hirad Amiri
Ali Gholipour 
Jalal Mousavi

 

This event is organised by the MOP Foundation at the KNACK Art Group space, as part of the MOP CAP 2015 winner Nader Koochaki's on-going project research. The discussion is co-moderated by the MOP CAP 2015 curator Mika Savela and Fereshte Moosavi. 

 

 

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The 

'REMEMBERING TOMORROW' 


Touring Exhibition & Auction 


- DUBAI -

 

The final part in our travelling exhibition which began at the Niavaran Cultural Centre in Tehran, was opened with a private reception, dinner and auction at the JAMM Art Gallery in Dubai on 13 March 2016.

 

The exhibition preview and reception was following by a seated dinner, inaugurated by our keynote speaker HE Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan. The dinner was then followed by an auction of the exhibited works. 

To view images from the event, click here
 

To view a video of HE Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan's speeck, click here

 

 

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Fondation Behnam Bakhtiar interviews MOP's founder & director Shirley Elghanian on the foundation's recent venture to Tehran, Dubai & more... 

 

 

 

 

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Remembering Tomorrow

 

Magic of Persia’s founder & director Shirley Elghanian gives Joobin Bekhrad the skinny on the foundation’s exclusive gala and auction of contemporary Iranian art in Dubai

 

 

 

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The 

'REMEMBERING TOMORROW' 


Touring Exhibition & Auction 


- TEHRAN -

 

With our first ever venture into the heart of the Iranian capital, the 'Remembering Tomorrow' exhibition opened in Tehran on the 19 February at the Niavaran Cultural Centre, with an Exhibition Preview & Cocktail Reception held from 4 - 8 PM. 


Dedicated to contemporary Iranian art, the first part in this travelling exhibition showcased an eclectic selection of contemporary artwork, donated by emerging and established artists.

 

The exhibition was open to the public from 

20 -23 February 2016

 

                         

   

 

To view images from the event, Click Here 

 

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MOP CAP 2015 in the November/December issue of Canvas Magzine

 

 

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To view the article featuring MOP CAP by Gareth Harris in The Art Newspaper, click here

 

 

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MOPCAP 2015 Finalists
 

VIP Private View, Dinner & Auction
 

Saturday 3rd October 2015 at EOA Projects Gallery Space

 

The event, which was by invitation only began with a private view and reception
followed by a dinner of Iranian cuisine accompanied by live sound and performances by Bijan Moosavi and Fari Bradley

 

An Auction was also held in which the finalist pieces were sold, and the MOP CAP 2015 Winner's exhibition was generously sponsored by MHA London (Property Developers & Investors)

 

To view images from the VIP Dinner, click here

 

To listen to a podcast from the event, click here

 

 

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 MOPCAP 2015 Finalists
 

Opening Reception & Cocktail Party
 

Monday 28th September 2015
 

at the EOA Projects Gallery Space.

 

The exhibition ran from the 28th September - 2nd November 2015
  

 

  

  

 

 

A huge congratulations to all of the artists on their fantastic work and a wonderful exhibition!

 

To view images from the event 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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