Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Pooya Jamali Paintings Exhibition 2008

Exhibition of Paintings by Pooya Jamali , At Tarahan Azad gallery - Tehran...
Feb. 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia

Arabesque / Book

Authors: Ben Wittner, Sascha Thoma, Nicolas Bourquin
Release: April 2008 Available Soon!
Price: € 44,00 / $ 65,00 / £ 33,00
Format: 24 x 28 cm
Binding: 192 pages, full colour, hardcover, incl. CD-ROM
ISBN: 978-3-89955-206-5
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag

Arabesque investigates the current creative potential of the Arab World and Persia. The book collects examples of recent innovative and groundbreaking design work that is inspired by the richness of the region’s visual culture. In addition to a wide range of Arabic fonts and typefaces, it presents graphic design, modern calligraphy, logos and illustration by artists from Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon. Supplemented by texts that describe the environments in which the designers and artists work.
The Book also includes a CD-ROM with the Arabic inspired Latin typeface created by Ben Wittner and Sascha Thoma.

See some Innovation Arabic Modern Calligraphy by A1one Here

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Parable of The Garden

February 20 - March 30
New Media Art from Iran & Central Asia
Curated by Sarah Cunningham & Deborah Hutton and Leeza Adhamy

Gallery Talk with the Curators: February 20, 4 p.m.
Opening Reception: February 20, 5 - 7 p.m. (closed for Spring Break, 3/9-16)
Geographically focusing on former Persia and its cultural legacy, this exhibit will present recent media works by artists from Iran and Central Asia . The exhibit thematically explores not only the traditional garden and the contemporary sense of place, but also notions of paradise lost and found, lessons learned and forgotten, and traditions cherished and rejected.

Featured artists:
Vyacheslav Akhunov
Muratbek Djoumaliev & Gulnara Kasmalieva
Shahram Entekhabi
Karan Reshad / Kolah Studio
Simin Keramati
Khosro Khosravi
Erbossyn Meldibekov
Almagul Menlibayeva
Rahraw Omarzad/
Center for Contemporary Art Afghanistan
Alexander Ugay

Exhibition is sponsored by The College of New Jersey, Department of Art and funded in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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