Tehran Times http://tehrantimes.com/ Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:50:58 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) 30 Iranian artists to display works at Venice Biennial http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122218-30-iranian-artists-to-display-works-at-venice-biennial
TEHRAN – Works by thirty Iranian artists will go on display in Iran’s pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition of Venice Biennial.
 
The 56th International Art Exhibition entitled “All the World’s Futures”, will take place in Venice from May 9 to... Read more

]]> Art Desk Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:10:29 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122218-30-iranian-artists-to-display-works-at-venice-biennial Iranian curators, archaeologists slams ISIL for destruction of Mosul artifacts http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122217-iranian-curators-archaeologists-slams-isil-for-destruction-of-mosul-artifacts-  
TEHRAN – A number of Iranian museum directors, archaeologists and cultural heritage advocates gathered at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran on Saturday to censure the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) over the destruction of artifacts at the Mosul Museum in Iraq.
 
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants ransacked Mosul’s central museum on Thursday, destroying priceless artifacts that are thousands... Read more

]]> Art Desk Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:09:41 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122217-iranian-curators-archaeologists-slams-isil-for-destruction-of-mosul-artifacts- “Today” director planning new project http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122216-today-director-planning-new-project  
TEHRAN -- Reza Mirkarimi, the director of acclaimed dramas “Today”, “A Cube of Sugar” and “So Close, So Far”, is making plans for a new project entitled “The Daughter”.
 
The story of the film, which is close to what happened in “So Close, So Far”, is about father and his daughter, Mirkarimi said in press release on last Thursday.
 
He is currently in the southwestern... Read more

]]> Art Desk Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:05:50 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122216-today-director-planning-new-project Historical-cultural affinities between Turkey, Iran discussed http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122215-historical-cultural-affinities-between-turkey-iran-discussed TEHRAN – The historical and cultural affinities between Turkey and Iran were discussed during a meeting at Yunus Emre Institute in Tehran on Thursday.
 
The director of the institute, Mehmet Selim Özban, and Iranian scholar Alireza Dadashzadeh delivered speeches at the meeting, which was attended by a large number of Iranian tour guides.
 
Kapadokya (Cappadocia), a Turkish tourist resort located in Central Anatolia, was introduced at the... Read more

]]> Art Desk Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:04:25 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122215-historical-cultural-affinities-between-turkey-iran-discussed Bilingual book on Iranian architecture published in Rome http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122214-bilingual-book-on-iranian-architecture-published-in-rome- TEHRAN – A Persian-Italian book about the architecture of Iranian cities, caravanserais and their connecting roads has recently been published by Rome’s Edilstampa Publishing House, Iran’s Islamic Culture and Relations Organization announced in a press release on Thursday. 
 
The book entitled “Iran Città Percorsi Caravanserragli” is scheduled to be unveiled at the National Museum of Oriental Art in Rome on March 13.
 
The book was authored Italian... Read more

]]> Art Desk Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:02:50 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122214-bilingual-book-on-iranian-architecture-published-in-rome- Azerbaijan’s “Road” named best at Iranian religious filmfest http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122213-azerbaijans-road-named-best-at-iranian-religious-filmfest TEHRAN Azerbaijani filmmaker Feroz Shamilov’s “Road” was crowned best fiction movie in the international section of the 9th Ruyesh Religious Short Film Festival, the organizers announced on Friday.
 
“War in Safe Areas” directed by Mohammad Alsaed from Lebanon won the award for best documentary.
 
“Painting Sheet in the Media” by Syrian director Lama Tayara and “Twins” by Algerian filmmaker Ahmed al-Amin shared the award for best... Read more

]]> Art Desk Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:53:14 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122213-azerbaijans-road-named-best-at-iranian-religious-filmfest UNESCO honors Professor Khodadoust, the Persian legend of ophthalmology http://tehrantimes.com/society/122212-unesco-honors-professor-khodadoust-the-persian-legend-of-ophthalmology
TEHRAN – In a ceremony held in the city of Shiraz Friday evening, UNESCO honored Professor Ali Asghar Khodadoust for his scientific contributions to the world of ophthalmology, IRNA reported.
 
Shiraz is the capital of Fars Province in southwestern Iran. 
 
The director of Iran’s National Commission for UNESCO, Mohammad Reza Saeedabadi, said professor Khodadoust’s efforts and endeavors have had a huge impact... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:50:21 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/society/122212-unesco-honors-professor-khodadoust-the-persian-legend-of-ophthalmology Iran chosen to host 2015 AFC Futsal Club Championship http://tehrantimes.com/sports/122211-iran-chosen-to-host-2015-afc-futsal-club-championship
Iran has been named as the host of the 2015 AFC Futsal Club Championship by Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
 
Iran was the only candidate to host the competition. Tehran, Isfahan and Tabriz are three cities have announced their readiness to host the tournament while the AFC inspectors will visit these cities in next month.
 
Iran has hosted the competition’s inaugural in 2010,... Read more

]]> Sport Desk Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:47:08 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/sports/122211-iran-chosen-to-host-2015-afc-futsal-club-championship Ahmad Masajedi named Japan Volleyball assistant coach http://tehrantimes.com/sports/122210-ahmad-masajedi-named-japan-volleyball-assistant-coach
Iranian assistant coach of Julio Velasco has been appointed as Japan volleyball assistant coach. 
 
The 38-year-old worked with Velasco in Iran volleyball team from 2011 to 2014.
 
“The last time I came Japan, their coach Masashi Nambu requested me to help them and I advised them in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea,” Masajedi said.
 
“I accepted... Read more

]]> Sport Desk Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:44:12 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/sports/122210-ahmad-masajedi-named-japan-volleyball-assistant-coach Iranian snooker player Vafaei gets visa http://tehrantimes.com/sports/122209-iranian-snooker-player-vafaei-gets-visa
Hossein Vafaei Ayouri’s long-awaited quest for a British visa ended on Thursday. 
 
The 20-year-old made history as the first professional snooker player from Iran.
 
“I’m happy to join the professionals. I will keep working hard to succeed in the upcoming competitions. Hopefully, more Iranian snooker players to get visa,” Vafaei said. 
 
Vafaei first turned professional back in 2012 following his victory at the 2011 IBSF World Championship, but his two and a half seasons on... Read more

]]> Sport Desk Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:42:44 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/sports/122209-iranian-snooker-player-vafaei-gets-visa