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Iran’s National Botanical Garden in Tehran (Photos)

Founded in 1968, the garden extends over an area of about 150ha (370ac) and is planned to be the main center for horticulture and plant taxonomy in Iran.

A herbarium of Iranian plants is gradually being built up and now consists of some 160,000 species. It also contains gardens of non-Iranian plants, an arboretum, six lakes, hills (to represent the Alborz and Zagros mountains), a rock garden, a waterfall, a wetland, a river about 1 km long, systematic area, fruit garden, picnic area with some pavilions, desert plants areas, a salt lake and a wadi (a dry, ephemeral, riverbed that contains water only during times of heavy rain). The botanical and horticultural library has more than 11.000 volumes.

The area, located at 1320m altitude by the freeway between Tehran and Karaj, is flat and slopes gently to the south. The Albourz Mountains forms the background. The climate is dry with an average annual precipitation of about 240 mm falling between November and May. Temperature reaches as much as 42–43ºC during July and August. During winter the temperature may fall to –10ºC or lower. The natural vegetation of the area is dry Artemisia Siberia steppe.

Sources: Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Wikipedia, instagram @nbgiran, Mehr News Agency (MNA) 1, MNA 2, MNA 3, Tehran Picture, tishineh.com, netbaran.com, behtarynha.com

Strolling through Tehran’s art galleries – II

First part: Strolling through Tehran’s art galleries – I

Overview

  1. Photos, cartoons, comic strips and paintings by Kambiz Derambakhsh at Tehran’s Art Center. Bio: iranianroots.com. More photos: Honar Online
  2. “Between Two Curtains”, painting exhibition by Shahroo Kheradmand at Gallery A.
    Bio (in Persian): galleryinfo.ir and a-gallery.ir. More photos: Honar Online
  3. “V[!]ROLLURGY, #Fake news and fake science” by Mamali Shafahi at Mohsen Gallery.
    Bio: mohsen.gallery and aptglobal.org. More photos: Honar Online
  4. “Colorful Universe”, painting exhibition by Amir Bakhtiar Sanjabi at Shirin Gallery.
    Bio: amirsanjabi.com and financialtribune.com. More photos:  Honar Online
  5. Calligraphy exhibition by Alireza Shirafkan at Negar Art Gallery. Bio (in Persian): negarartgallery.com. More photos: instagram @alirezashirafkan90
  6. “The color of the island”, 10 year review of Ahmad Nadalian’s work in Hormuz Island at Mahmoudiyeh House. Bio: greenmuseum.org. More photos: instagram @ahmad.nadalian
  7. “I’m an artist”, “From Historical Documents”, photos, paintings and videos from Ramin Etemadi Bozorg at Dena Gallery. Bio: creativedisturbance.org. More photos: Honar Online
  8. “I know why the rebel sings”, photo exhibition by Newsha Tavakolian at Ab/Anbar Art Gallery. Bio: theotheriran.com. More photos:  Honar Online and Borna News
  9. “Figure and figuration”, group exhibition at Farmanfarma Art Gallery. Artists: Aydin Aghdashloo, Hosein Ahmadinasab, Parvaneh Etemadi, Hannibal Alkhas, Naser Ovissi, Reza Bangiz, Sima Bina, Jazeh Tabatabai, Mahmoud Javadipour, Bahman Dadkhah, Mehdi Sahabi, Iraj Zand, Jahangir Shahdadi and Manocher Motabar. More photos: Honar Online
  10. “Delete”, photo and video art exhibition by Yekta Darvish at Jaleh Gallery.
    Interview (in Persian): honaronline.ir. More photos: Honar Online and ISCA News
  11. “Horses and smiles”, painting solo exhibition by Poorang Pirataei at Delgosha Gallery. Short info about the artist: theculturetrip.com. More photos: Honar Online
  12. Handmade Printmaking Woodcut Exhibition by Parvin Hani Tabaei at did Gallery. Bio: parihani.com. More photos: Honar Online
  13. Painting exhibition by Davood Emdadian at Hoor Art Gallery. Bio: hoorartgallery.com. More photos: Honar Online
  14. “Khaki & Light Cyan”, painting exhibition by Morteza Goudarzi Dibaj at Shirin Gallery. Bio (in Persian): hamshahrionline.ir. More photos: Honar Online
  15. “Circle of life”, painting exhibition by Mohsen Etemadifar at Negar Art Gallery. Bio: arthibition.net. More photos: instagram @mohsen etemadifar
  16. 3rd KARA Open Studio at Mohsen Gallery, BAAM project. Works by Rob Santaguida (Canada), Felippe Moraes (Brazil) and Naïmé Perrette (France), awardees of the third edition of Kooshk Artist Residency Award (KARA 2017) as the result of their one month stay in Kooshk in May 2017. Bios: R. Santaguida, F. Moraes, N. Perrette. More photos: Honar Online
  17. “Variations on an instrument of a human anatomy”, artworks by Payam Mofidi at Assar Art Gallery. Bio: assarartgallery.com and mim.gallery. More photos: Honar Online
  18. “The eye that sees series”, painting exhibition by Ahmad Morshedloo at Homa Art Gallery. Bio: assarartgallery.com and saatchigallery.com. More photos: Honar Online
  19. “New Era Pioneers”, group exhibition at Mojdeh Art Gallery. Rarely seen works by Sohrab Sepehri, Bahman Mohasses, Hossein Zendehrudi, Parviz Kalantari, Jazeh Tabatabi and many other artists. More photos: Honar Online
  20. “Naghsh Band”, group exhibition at Vista Art Gallery. Artists: Abolfazl Shahi, Zahra Ebrahimi, Iraj Eskandari, Neda Azami, Fereidoun Omidi, Samila Amir Ebrahimi, Masoud Babakhani, Ladan Borojerdi, Homayoun Salimi, Hamid Jafaree Shakib, Mehdi Hosseini, Setareh Hosseini, Behnam kamrani, Sorme Arab, Katayoun Golestanian, Navid Atrvash, Neda Ghayouri and Gizella Varga Sinaee. More photos: Honar Online
  21. Chalcography exhibition by Mahdieh Azizi Rad at Vista+. Bio: arthibition.net. More photos:  Honar Online
  22. Group exhibition at Behnam Daheshpour Gallery to raise funds for people with cancer. Works by Forugh Khoshnevis, Parvaneh Razzaqi, Mahta Moeini, Shahla Homayuni and other artists. More photos: Honar Online
  23. “Suddenly aged 84”, painting exhibition by Rafat Sarraf at Golestan Gallery. About the artist: Tehran Times. More photos: Honar Online and Mehr News Agency

Other sources: Honar Online (Shahroo Kheradmand, in Persian), Honar Online (Rafat Sarraf, in Persian), Ab/Anbar Art Gallery, Assar Art Gallery (P. Mofidi), Behnam Daheshpour Charity Organization, Golestan Gallery (R. Sarraf), Homa Art Gallery (A. Morshedloo), KARA 2017 Open Studio, Mohsen Gallery (V[!]ROLLURGY), Negar Art Gallery, Shirin Gallery (A. Bakhtiari Sanjabi), Tehran’s Art Center, Vista Art Gallery (M. Azizi Rad), Vista Art Gallery (Naghsh Band), facebook @AbSlashAnbar, instagram @a_art_gallery, instagram @assarartgallery, instagram @behnamcharity, instagram @delgoshagallery, instagram @Dena.gallery, instagram @did_gallery, instagram @homaartgallery, instagram @hoorartgallery, instagram @jaleh.gallery, instagram @mohsengallery, instagram @mojdeh_art_gallery, instagram @negar_art_gallery, instagram @shiringallerytehran, instagram @VistaArtGallery, Tavoos Online (A. Nadalian), Tavoos Online (K. Derambakhsh), Tehran Times (Behnam Charity), Tehran Times (New Era Pioneers), Poster (A. Morshedloo), Poster (Behnam Charity), Poster (D. Emdadian), Poster (Figure and figuration), Poster (KARA 2017), Poster (M. Etemadifar), Poster (M. Goudarzi Dibaj), Poster (New Era Pioneers), Poster (Pari Hani), Poster (V[!]ROLLURGY)

Photo series: Spring in Iran

Spring nature across Iran: East Azerbaijan, Fars, Kerman, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Markazi, Mazandaran, North Khorasan, Qazvin, Razavi Khorasan, West Azerbaijan and Mount Sabalan in Ardabil Province.

Sabalan, or Savalan is an inactive stratovolcano in the Alborz mountain range and Ardabil Province of northwestern Iran. At 4.811 meters (15.784 feet), it is the third highest mountain in Iran. It has a permanent crater lake formed at its summit and on one of its slopes there are large rock formations of eroded volcanic outcrops which resemble animals, birds, and insects.

Sources: ISNA 1, ISNA 2, ISNA 3, ISNA 4, IRNA 1, IRNA 2, IRNA 3Mehr News Agency 1, Mehr 2, Tasnim News Agency 1, Tasnim 2Tasnim 3, Wikipedia

Strolling through Tehran’s art galleries – Part I

Overview

  1. “Journey to myself”, painting exhibition by Morteza Asadi in memory of Davood Emdadian at Aria Gallery. Bio: tavoosonline.com
  2. “Horn”, group painting exhibition at Shokou Gallery
  3. “Faraway”, photo exhibtion by Mohsen Shahmardi at Emkan. Bio: mohsenshahmardi.com
  4. “The earth”, selection of works on paper, sculptures and installation by Niloofar Lohrasbi at O Gallery. More: O Gallery (The Eart)
  5. “Dark evolution”, painting exhibition by Azin Rostami at Vista Art Gallery. More: Vista Gallery
  6. “The unseen”, collection of works by Nasser Ovissi at Atbin Gallery. Bio: galleryovissi.com
  7. “Eve’lution”, photo exhibition by Nazanine Ezdiari at Jaleh Gallery. Bio: mekicartgallery.com
  8. “Vacuum bag”, installation by Razieh Aarabi at Vista Art Gallery. More: Vista Art Gallery
  9. Painting exhibition by Alireza Esmaeli at Golestan Gallery. More: Golestan Gallery
  10. “Ghabaleh”, group exhibition curated by Mojdeh Atrak at RoBeRoo Mansion. Artists: Amirmasoud Agharebparast, Hoda Amin, Nazly Pourshirmohamad, Ehsan Tahvilian, Negin Haddadzadeh, Nojan Heydari, Zahere Donyadide, Ehsan Rooholamin, Ehsan Ziaee, Yookabet Farokhi, Zahra Ghyasi, Mahya Giv, Tarlan Lotfizadeh and Maryam Mostaghel
  11. Painting exhibition by Reza Hedayat at Shirin Gallery. More: shiringallery.com
  12. Painting exhibition by Nasser Azizi at Tehran’s Art Center. Bio: mahartgallery.com
  13. “Copy-Paste”, curated by Shahram Entekhabi at Azad Art Gallery. The exhibition intends to review the phenomenon of reproduction, replication and transcription in art.
  14. “Outer Facade, Inner Essence”, painting exhibition by Hadi Farahani at Golestan Gallery. Bio: iranian.com
  15. “Immigration postal boxes”, painting exhibition by Mehrshad Khosravi Yekta at Saless Gallery
  16. “Night, daylight twilight”, painting exhibition by Pariyoush Ganji at Iranshahr Gallery
  17. “Human is the difficulty of duty (1); Ability of loving and to be loved”, group multimedia exhibition curated by Farshid Parsikia at Dena Gallery
  18. “The shadow inside”, painting exhibition by Niloufar Qaderinejad at Sareban Gallery. More: Sareban Gallery
  19. “Girls of the turquoise land”, painting exhibition by Behzad Bozorgi at Valir Art Gallery.
    Bio: Vali Art Gallery
  20. “Typography”, group calligraphy exhibition at Fereshteh Art Gallery. Artists: Mohammad Ehsaei, Nasrolah Afjehi, Salar Ahmadian, Omid Khakbaz, Babak Rashvand, Alireza Saadatmand, Eineddin Sadeghzadeh, Mehdi Falah and Kiarash Yaghubi

Sources: Honar Online (HO) 1, HO 2, HO 3, HO 4, HO 5, HO 6, HO 7, HO 8, HO 9, HO 10, HO 11, HO 12, HO 13, HO 14, HO 15, HO 16, HO 17, HO 18, HO 19, HO 20, Aria Gallery (Journey to Myself), Atbin Gallery, Azad Art Gallery (Copy-Paste), Emkan (Faraway), Fereshteh Art Gallery (Typography), Golestan Gallery (H. Farahani), Jaleh Gallery (Instagram), Shokou Gallery, Tehran Art Center, instagram @behzadbozorgi, instagram @davoodemdadian, instagram @Dena.gallery, instagram @fereshtehartgallery, instagram @iranshahrgallery, instagram @mehrshad_khosravi_yekta, instagram #نازنین_ازدیاری (Nazanine Ezdiari), instagram @rooberoo_mansion, instagram @salessgallery, instagram @sarebangallery, instagram @shiringallerytehran, instagram @VistaArtGallery, Honar Online (in Persian, about Bakhtiari, Bozorgi, Hedayat and Farahani), Mehr News (N. Azizi) (in Persian), Payvand (H. Farahani), Poster (N. Azizi), Poster (Horn), Poster (Vacuum Bag)

Easter 2017 in Iran (Photos)

This Easter was celebrated by all Christian denominations on the same day, which is unusual. The date usually differs, often even by weeks, between Eastern and Western Christianity, since the calculations are based on the Julian calendar and Gregorian calendar respectively.

Like last Christmas, Muslims in Abadan joined on Easter Sunday the single Christian family in the city at Surp Karapet Church.

The majority of Iranian Christians are ethnic Armenians and Assyrians, who follow the Armenian Apostolic Church and the Assyrian Church of the East respectively. Armenians celebrate the Nativity and baptism of Jesus on January 6, at the same time as the Epiphany. The Assyrians today celebrate Christmas on December 25.

Photos: St. Grigor Lusavoritch Church and St. Sarkis Cathedral in Tehran

Sources: Tasnim News, IRNA, Mehr News, Fars News, Payvand News, Wikipedia

Iran wins bronze making Asian history at FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2017 (Photos)

Iran ended their Bahamas 2017 campaign on a high with a 5-3 win against Italy in the play-off for third place to become Asia’s highest ever finishers at the Beach Soccer World Cup.

Peyman Hosseini, Iran’s goalkeeper, won the adidas Golden Glove award and Mohammad Ahmadzadeh won the adidas Golden Ball as best player of the tournament and also the adidas Bronze Scorer award with nine goals and one assist.

Italian player Gabriele Gori scored two goals to move beyond Dejan Stankovic into second place for biggest hauls at a single competition. Goalkeeper Peyman Hosseini has had a stand-out tournament. Having scored the first goal of Bahamas 2017 with a long-range volley, he has been a crucial part of Iran’s success on the goalkeeping front too. During their play-off for third place against Italy, he made a stunning, off-balance diving foot save early in the match that got the crowd out of their seats.

Awards
adidas Golden Ball: Mohammad Ahmadzadeh (Iran)
adidas Silver Ball: Mauricinho (Brazil)
adidas Bronze Ball: Datinha (Brazil)
adidas Golden Scorer: Gabriele Gori (Italy)
adidas Silver Scorer: Rodrigo (Brazil)
adidas Bronze Scorer: Mohammad Ahmadzadeh
adidas Golden Glove: Peyman Hosseini (Iran)
Fair Play Award: Brazil

Video: Bronze medal match highlights – Iran vs. Italy

Sources: FIFA 1, FIFA 2, FIFA 3

Art collective Slavs and Tatars’ first exhibition in Iran (Photos)

“Nose to Nose” will run from May 5 to July 14 featuring publications, lecture-performances and exhibitions at Pejman Foundation’s newly opened Argo Factory in downtown Tehran.

The installation looks to the Sufi notion of hamdami, the breathing together of sensuality and spirituality. Their “Not Moscow Not Mecca” installation, first exhibited at the Vienna Secession in 2012, will be restaged. A new Persian translation will be commissioned for their multi-channel audio installation “Lektor”, joining Aboriginal Yuggera, Arabic, Polish, German, Danish, Flemish and Spanish and a translation of David Joselit’s “On Aggregators” will be made available in Persian.

About Slavs and Tatars
Wishing to remain largely anonymous as a collective of unnamed artists, Slavs and Tatars was founded in 2006 by a Polish-Iranian duo. Over the years they have been joined by other artists from all over the world. The group’s work is centered on three activities: exhibitions, books and lecture performances, focusing on an often forgotten sphere of influence between Slavs, Caucasians and Central Asians. They refer to themselves as “archaeologists of the everyday”.
Their works are in collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Turin; Tate Modern, London and The Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE, among others.

Related articles on Slavs and Tatars (2016): The Brooklyn Rail, Houston Chronicle, Blouin Art Info

Sources: Pejman Foundation, instagram #slavsandtatars, instagram #pejmanfoundation, instagram @argofactory, instagram Pejman Foundation: Argo FactorySlavs and Tatars, culture.pl, Wikipedia, The Third Line