Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The international collection of the TMCA

September 2005: The international collection of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art is Now Open for All Art lovers to visit the Works from the Most famouse Modern Art movements leaders.

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The only Nice thing About This precious public Show Is the Strange beeps of Security ,which seem they are considering us as Thiefs . Maybe it’s just all about safety !

The international collection of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art embraces the most significant artistic trends and styles of the 20th century and includes important works by most of the prominent and representative figures that emerged during this period. It leads the viewer through the history of modern art movement, exploring its roots and covering all the major schools embodied by important works of their leading artists.
This collection is widely believed to be one of the great surprises of the international museum world, as it offers a panorama of the chief developments in western painting and sculpture from the rise of Impressionism to the triumph of Minimalism. Hence, it would be justifiable to say that this is the most important collection of western art outside western world.
The collection starts with dazzling pictures by the Impressionists, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Edouard Vuillard, known as the pioneers of the revolution in light and colour, who tended to apply paint in small touches of pure colour rather than blended strokes. Their strong belief in painting out of doors, in order to catch a particular fleeting impression of the nature, rather than making a synthesis of colours in the studio can clearly be observed in these works.Then the brilliant works by Gauguin, Lautrec and Van Dongen illustrate the post-Impressionist tendencies.


The other two key figures in the evolution of Modernism, namely Braque and Picasso, are also represented in the collection by major works dating from the 1920s. they portray the early preoccupation of Cubist artists with flat surfaces and geometrical insight. Other works of Picasso show the artist beginning to abandon Cubism and moving towards Surrealism.


Outstanding artists Such as Motherwell, Rothko, Pollock, Gottlieb , de Kooning , Jackson Pollock , Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Jones, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol. Morris Louis, Robin Denny and Frank Stella , Frantisek Kupka , Vasarely Ad Reinhardt, Agnes Martin , Donald Judd , Vincent Van gogh , James Ensor ,Rene Magrit , Francis Bacon and … are also included in the collection.

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Works Of Francis Bacon

Friday, August 26, 2005

Joka lukacs In Iranaian Artists Forum!!!

Sculpture Exhibition of Juka Josef Lukacs, Hungarian Artist is now held in Iranaian artists Forum gallery : Wooden sculptures with Decorative Dimensions and small sizes.
I Can Hardly Call Those Sentimental and Decorative Works as Art. Wooden Works surrounded by Framed Drawings and Rondos .
The other Strange thing about This Exhibition is the nationality of The Artists and The title of the Gallery : A Hungarian Artist in The Iranian Artists Forum?
And … so is it fair?


How They find This Artist? And What was the criteria for selecting this One? We don't Know !!! ,Perhaps Just a friendship with an Iranaian Artist and Some relationships between friends and ... made this Exhibition possible . As we Know Joka has a friendship with Pantea Rahmani ( an Iranian junior Female Painter) and This is Exactly the point we can Take and ride to the end.

The quality of Lukacs works and The Materials he Used Are The main point of His works rather than the Creativity and Artistic aspects.
Non of The works are Really new , The Are just like Ethhuds and examines on One Sculture : No Creation , no Real Expression , and no Art .

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Review On Artists Activities : Kaveh Tavakoli

 Artist in his recent Studio
Kaveh Tavakoli ,Iranaian painter and Sculptor ,Was born in 1975 .He had started Drawing and Oil color painting in Highschool years.
In 1998 He entered to Azad Islamic Art and Architecture University ,and started to Paint seriously.In 2000 He established his sculpture studio and held his first Public Exhibition in 2002 ,Sabz Art Gallery.Kaveh Has once Destroyed all His paintings and all things left, are some great Wooden sculptures.
In 2004 He established His Sculpture studio once again, in Tehran Bazaar Zone, where The situation and the City environment is absolutely different from the rest.In The past 10 months, after a long period of silence, He worked harder than ever.The offsprings of The recent activities are about 8 wooden sculptures(4 Unfinished) and 12 New Paintings .
 sculptures by Kaveh Tavakoli 2004-2005
Inspite of The balance in his Sculptures and the Silence he creats trough them ,Kaveh shows more Depression and escape from reality in his paintings . Kaveh ‘s recent paintings are changed ,but Maybe just the subject and the forms are different. As you can see He has not changed his Style of Painting,The way he holds the brush and the way he mixes colors , and also the way he cares about The Composition.
 Paintingss by Kaveh Tavakoli 2005

Friday, August 05, 2005


Brazil´s culture is a rich mosaic of many cultures of the world. No wonder Pedra Branca band, from São Paulo , Brazil , plays ethnical instruments and electronic timbres to create Brazilian experimental music.

This concept shows up in the samplers they use, which were recorded by Alfredo Bello, producer of the first Pedra Branca album, directly from traditional popular parties, chants of Amazonian tribes, typical rituals of the slavery times and folkloric prayers. The band also affirms its national roots through the execution of Brazilian rhythms with instruments of other nations.

In addition to the Arabian lute, the Indian sitar, tanpura and tabla, the Japanese samissen, the aborigine didgeridoo, the African udu and the Brazilian rattle, Pedra Branca uses instruments that were built by the musicians themselves, as the stringed armesk, made with a biscuit can and a broomstick. There is also the flute made with plastic water pipe, which sounds similar to the flute of the indians of the Xingu tribe*; another flute made with plastic water pipe and a balloon filled with water in the end of it; and a yellow conduit, covered with a gourd in the shape of an elephant. On the electronic side, the band develops bases with analogical synthesizers as moog or caribiam;
organic textures with recorded voices; and delays on the organic sounds, as happens with the tabla, the didgeridoo and the voice. But more than reaching a contemporary atmosphere, and as it happens with the regular instruments, the musicians use the electronic language to explore timbres for experimental purposes.
The traditional identity of Pedra Branca´s ethnical instruments are pulverized with other musical elements, so rather than world music, they play Brazilian experimental music. This is a simple concept: for centuries Brazil has been the new homeland for immigrants from hundreds of countries. Once in Brazil , most of them married people from different origins than theirs – from this mixture, the Brazilian people was born. The musicians themselves reflect this reality: Luciano Sallun descends from Arabians; Aquiles Ghirelli´s family is composed by Italians and Indians; and João Ciriaco´s, from Africans.

Pedra Branca (which means White Stone) was a Brazilian indian who became a powerful cure entity after he passed away. According to the folk myth, his spirit is able to heal human pain when he manifests during shamanic ceremonies

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Filtering and the researcher

Author : Karan Reshad
Translatore: Sanaz Mohadesi

Who will be responsible for the consequences of restricting internet access in Iran?
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Iran is bound to traditions and customs because it has an anti-secular, religious governing system. This moralistic culture has a crucial role in shaping society.In an Islamic country whose objective is conspicuously based on enforcing ethics and religious viewpoints, filtering is a predictable phenomenon. For two decades a major part of the country's budget has undoubtedly been spent on buying defensive and mind-monitoring facilities to detect the linkage of ideas.Therefore filtering is nothing strange in this environment. Filtering the web is a completely legitimate way to preserve public decency and avert harms to our children from encounters with foreign cultures and so on.But the majority of Iranians on the Interent use this medium to chat or look at pictures of celebrities. This fascination stems from a lack of practice in exchanging of views (dialogue) and leaving minds of the younger generation unchallenged. In this particular case, monitoring by the government can be of great value.

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But the government should utilize more appropriate and creative methods. It should appreciate Iran-based websites alongside the above approach .There are definitely many cultural and artistic sites that can provide an enjoyable and beneficial atmosphere for those same juveniles searching for pornographic images online.However, the issue of filtering in Iran goes beyong children and the danger of pornography. The important matter is the harm done to many individuals, particularly researchers.Why are some news and cultural websites, as well as community sites like Orkut.com, blocked? Is filtering compatible with human rights? Filtering encompasses all individuals. It blocks the researcher as well as the casual internet surfer. This is not a fair formula.At the present time if a doctor or an ordinary person seeks some information about intestinal diseases or pregnancy, he will face a striking problem since gaining access to the site of a particular university's medical library is considered against national security.Even artists can not visit one of the largest representational art sites. What they will confront is a yellow triangle and the word "Denied".Or if we look for some information about a particular author whose book is named "Naked Night", undoubtedly we have sought something against morality and law.Perhaps such things seem mundane and trivial. But in Iran these are high walls surrounding the unlimited and dynamic world of information. It is as if we are in a small room where the windows are covered.Have a little respect for people. Think of the nation's cultural and intellectual development.

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