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Interview with Mehrshad Khalili: A Journey of Resilience and Artistic Exploration

In contemporary art's diverse and expansive landscape, Mehrshad Khalili emerges as a creative force and a philosophical enquirer, delving into the essence of our interconnected existence. Born in 1993 in Mashhad, Iran, Khalili's artistic voyage began under the wing of Gilda Ehsan, who not only taught him the technique and how to see the world through an artist's eyes.

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FINCHÉ NON SAREMO LIBERE (UNTIL WE ARE FREE)

Brescia, Italy – In a world where women's rights continue to be a pressing issue, an upcoming exhibition at the Santa Giulia Museum in Brescia is set to shed light on the treatment of women globally, with a particular focus on Iran. Titled "Finché non siamo libere" (Until We Are Free), this thought-provoking exhibition will run from November 11th, 2023, to January 28th, 2024.

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Nicky Nodjoumi: Let’s Talk

Born in Kermanshah, Iran, in 1942, Brooklyn-based artist Nicky Nodjoumi has developed a significant career that seamlessly integrates art with themes of global political discourse. His educational odyssey commenced at the Tehran University of Fine Arts and culminated with a Master's in Fine Arts from The City College of New York in 1974. His return to Tehran, joining the faculty of his alma mater, marked a pivotal moment in his artistic journey.

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Interview with Afarin Mansouri

Afarin Mansouri, an acclaimed composer and opera artist, seamlessly blends her Iranian heritage with Western influences. She has received numerous accolades, including the Canada 150 Medal and the Kathleen McMorrow Music Award. Her compositions have been featured in prestigious publications like The Globe & Mail, BBC World, and Opera Canada. Afarin's recent focus has been creating groundbreaking operas that bridge cultures using language, poetry, and traditional instruments. She founded the Cultureland Opera Collective, amplifying underrepresented voices in the arts.

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“9 Hopkins: Kamyar Bineshtarigh’s Artistic Tribute to Unseen Marks”

Southern Guild is hosting a captivating solo exhibition by the talented artist Kamyar Bineshtarigh, titled "9 Hopkins." This exhibition, running from August 24th to October 19th, 2023, unveils an impressive series of abstract artworks that delve into the realms of gestural mark-making and the urban landscape of Salt River, a historic industrial area near central Cape Town.

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Soudeh Davoud; “A Lively Spring Garden”

Soudeh Davoud, born in 1988 in Tehran, Iran, is a highly acclaimed contemporary artist known for her distinctive works seamlessly blending Eastern and Western influences. Her creative journey began at a remarkably young age when she turned to drawing and painting as a means of communication and personal solace. Davoud's artistic approach draws from impressionist strategies, mainly patchwork and broken-color techniques, which have consistently informed her style. In addition, she has incorporated elements of impasto to create visually striking and emotionally resonant artworks. What distinguishes Davoud's work is her ability to dispense with under-drawings, working directly with color to infuse her pieces with vibrancy and immediacy.

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