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Canvas Magazine  The world's premier magazine dedicated to art and culture from the Middle East & Arab world www.canvasonline.com • T:@Canvastweet Fb:@canvasmagazine

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#Tehran throwback: We caught sight of this lithographic gem by #Andy#Warhol depicting #MickJagger in the Jahan Nama museum which displays a small selection of the former empress Farah Diba's art collection, which includes #Iranian avant-gardists such as #BahmanMouhasses and #HosseinZenderoudi, as well as international heavyweights #Picasso, #Chagall, #Dali, #Miro, and #Gaugin, among others. @jahannama.museum
#canvasmag #art #paintings #iran #modernart

Don't miss the latest July/August 2017 issue of Canvas! The "freesa" on the cover is the universal travel document that is being issued to visitors of the #tunisiapavilionvenicebiennale2017 @theabsenceofpaths by actual refugees who were granted special visas just to be at #venicebiennale2017. Against the backdrop of the current refugee crisis, we are still far from the vision of free mobility in a utopic vision of a borderless world. But at Canvas, we espouse this forward-looking humanist view of contemporary art both as a universal language and as a form that is beyond national representation.
Read more on the Middle East in Venice: #lebanonpavilion, #iraqpavilion2017, #iranpavilion2017, #egyptpavilion2017, #uaepavilion2017, #hassansharif @venice.art.biennale, as well as the #armeniapavilion, #newzealandpavilion2017, #usapavilion2017, #ukpavilion2017, #germanypavilion2017, #zimbabwepavilion2017 and lots more. We are also covering the Damien Hirst show at Venice #damienhirsttreasures #damienhirstvenice, a special Best of Basel section @artbasel and @designmiami in Basel, the #sharjahbiennial13 and lots more.

We found a little bit of Beirut in Tehran @mahartgallery with this Still Life series by #rezabaharvand on the spectacular state of ruin. Baharvand used a knife and glitter on photorealist painting to make his works. Runs until July 18. #beirutart #tehranart #tehranartscene

@tehran_auction is having its 7th edition tonight and it's the first time that Classic and Modern art is presented in its own auction, separate from Contemporary. Here's a Canvas sneak preview of the works:
Image 1: Gholamhossein Nami. Fight against Illiteracy. 1967
Image 2: Monir Farmanfarmaian. Untitled. 2005
Image 3: Abbas Kiarostami. Untitled from the Snow White series. 2013
Image 4: Bahman Mouhases. Blind Eagle. 1968
Image 5: Hossein Zenderoudi. Untitled. 1966
Image 6: Aydin Aghdashloo. Enigma XVI. 2015
Image 7: Masoud Arabshahi. Untitled. 1966

Check out Iman Safaei's solo @shirinartgallery in Tehran, "Alley" running until July 25, where Canvas found his homage to Ai Weiwei, his invitation to international heavyweights to come to Iran, an ironic message about Trump on garbage bags and exquisite metalwork.
Image 1: Balls-Frames-Installation
Image 2: Garbage bucket installation
Image 3: Oghor Mazang & TRUMP (I love waking up and remembering that Trump is President)
Image 4: Invitation-Artists
Image 6: Alakh Palakhi iron sculpture
Image 7: sTATEment print on fabric

Canvas stopped by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art which has dedicated its 9 galleries to "Parviz Tanavoli and the Lions of Iran." This monumental exhibition of over 400 works opened on July 2 and combines the famed Iranian sculptor's depictions of the disappearing lion motif, his collection of rugs and pre-Islamic artefacts. Running until August 29.
#tmocacollection #parviztanavoli #nazatta
Caption 1: Lion Pride. 2016
Caption 2: Striped Lion, Lion and Sun. 2015
Caption 3: Striped Lion on White II (Bijar weave). 1977
Caption 4: Lion. 2016
Caption 5: Lion King. 2016
Caption 6: Two Lions. 2016

Have a blessed Eid!

Last day to check out the #sharjahbiennial13 before the next stop in #Ramallah!

Image 1 & 2: Two works in the new #AlHamriyah #studios at Sharjah Beinnial: Rhino/Bear by @JonRafman. From L'Avalèe des avalès (The Swallower Swallowed) & Neither the Sky nor the Earth by @Abdelkader.Benchamma

Image 3: Fractals for Light (White on White) by @denizgul_works installed with neon #lights, powder and #sugar at the fabulous #FlyingSaucer in #Sharjah.

@sharjahart #sharjahbiennial #contemporaryart #canvasmag #middleeasternart #uaeartscene #sharjahartfoundation #uae

You won't find a single straight line in the @HeydarAliyevCenter, designed 5 years ago by the late #ZahaHadid. We stopped by while in #Baku to see the exhibition by renowned #Mexican #sculptor #JorgeMarin, "The Reconstruction of the Being."
#azerbaijan #bakuart #art #architecture #design #zahahadidarchitects #heydaraliyevcenter

'Modernist women of Egypt': A group #exhibition reflecting on the role of #women #artists in the development of #Egypt's #modern #art #scene. While mapping the country’s unique, early 20th-century engagement with issues of #nationalism, #womanhood, #activism, #multiculturalism and #traditions, all of which produced a substantial environment for #female artists to develop, the show is focused on the period between the 1950s and early 1970s. It features works by Inji Efflatoun, Vassila Farid, Tahia Halim, Zeinab Abdel Hamid, Effat Naghi, Marguerite Nakhla, and Gazbia Sirry.
Running till 27 July @greenartgallerydubai @alserkalavenue
Image: Effat Naghi, 'El Arousa' Mixed media (oil & copper on board, 35.5h x 29w cm
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#dubai #uaeartscene #egyptianart #canvasmag #modernart #contemporaryart #greenartgallery #alserkalavenue

"Ways of Seeing" is the title is the exhibition that opened today in #Arter, #Istanbul @arteristanbul, curated by @sbardaouil and Till Fellrath and also a reference to John Berger's seminal book on #visual #culture in 1972. Inviting the viewer to engage with each #artwork, and take a second look, the #exhibition challenges the way we see, and infers that seeing is a #political act.
Images 2: @JamesTurrell's 'Alta (Pink)' from 1968
Image 3: Hassan Sharif's 'Back to School' (2015)
Image 4: Pottery by Ulisse Cantagalli from 1860
Image 5: @ghadaamer's 'Shahrazad' (2009)
Image 6: An untitled work by Markus Schinwald from 2015
#jamesturrell #istanbul #middleeasternart #artpublication #artfair

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