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    Occupy Parking Lots (with Persian Rugs), 2012 Installation View, Dimensions Variable ⧗

    A group of inspired young Syrian students recently painted the longest public stairway in their hometown with vibrant geometric patterns. The project aims to make the environment brighter and more beautiful through color, bringing joy to the local inhabitants, who are currently facing both political and social hardship. Salmo Al-Batal explains, "Syria today is not the land of blood colors, so we are trying to make a little difference for love and peace in the war zone."

    Inspired by the 13th century Persian poet, Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, Subodh Gupta's sculpture titled What does the vessel contain, that the river does not is a traditional fishing boat from Kerala filled with chairs beds window frames fishing nets plastic jars cans an old radio cooking pots and pans suitcases and a bicycle. The sculpture evokes the conflicting feelings of belonging and displacement, movement and stability, and explores the liminal space between these states of being

    Elsewhen Exhibition - Ala Ebtekar

    Alireza Hesaraki- Iran

    Soody Sharifi, Iran: (maxiature)

    Untitled (2010) - Saudi Artist OLA HEJAZI Inspired by the Poet Zahi Wehbi

    Art by Hossam Hassan.

    Suhair Sibal, Syrian: 'disconnected'

    Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam, Iran:

    Ali Al Sumayin #Oum #Kolthoum #Arabic #singer #Egypt

    Hossam Dirar, Egypt: 'Still Waiting'

    Saloua Raouda Choucair, 1943 (Lebanese, b. 1916)

    الجمال هو النقص

    Artist Bio: Tala Madani (b. 1981, Tehran, Iran) Her work highlights scenarios of cultural and gender difference and the connections between power, law, and language. For her piece for Art Breaks, titled Under Man, the artist presents viewers with a vulnerable figure who is aggressively pelted by objects until he ultimately decides to bury himself. MTV Artbreaks

    Katayoun Rouhi -- She uses Persian calligraphy in her perspectives.

    Hojat Amani, Iran: 'Cheeky Safavid', 2012 Inkjet on Fine Art Paper

    Hossam Hassan , Iran: Back to Beauty, 2012 Mixed Media & Acrylic on Canvas

    Feast of Id - Soody Sharifi. Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, Switzerland. #Iran #Contemporary art #art #eid #artists

    A Courtly Love, Soody Sharifi. #Iran #Contemporary art #art

    Lovers Picnicking - Soody Sharifi. Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, Switzerland. #Iran #Contemporary art #art

    I love these murals by Iranian street artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo. They are fun, playful, bright, and the perspective, depth, and imagination are fantastic! Mehdi has painted over 100 murals in the Iranian capital of Tehran. He studied at Tarbiat Modares University and is the owner and designer of his mural painting company Blue Sky Painters Company. (via)

    Khosro Brahmandi, Iranian artist

    quarter series| oil on Canvas | 150×120 | 2012 | pegah lari