Iranian pop sensation, Googoosh, in an official government photo, circa 1984.
Iranian-American artist, Pouran Jinchi
Etching on paper
28 x 25.9 cm
"Jinchi’s 1998 untitled etching is a tribute to Hafiz, the celebrated thirteenth-century mystical poet from Iran. Delicately etched words, referring to one of Hafiz’s poems, cover the surface of the paper, while dark letters float above, evoking the poem’s lyricism and mystical mood. By drawing on the graphic potential of the Arabic alphabet, Jinchi has created both a literal and abstract expression of the poem. Stripped to its most essential elements, Untitled serves as a highly personal visual translation of certain mystical concepts, expressed in a new and contemporary idiom. “
From Jalal Sepeher’s ‘Knot’ series (Yazd 2011)
1968 Iranian newspaper clip: “A quarter of Iran’s nuclear energy scientists are women.” Subheading reads: “[These] women physicists of Iran also enjoy sewing and cooking as much as their jobs.” The picture shows some female Iranian PhDs posing in front of Tehran’s research reactor.
Making tea in Khartoum.
"Ali was a homeless man, and the legend of Bliss Street. I have personally crossed Ali countless times on his street.
A few months ago, Ali died on the coldest night of Beirut because he was living on pitiful conditions. Ali’s death triggered short-lived actions to help the homeless in Beirut (for one or two weeks).
I painted this mural a few hundred meters from Ali’s street to immortalize him, to remind us that we should not wait the death of another Ali to help others.
I wrote “Ghadan Yawmone Afdal”(Tomorrow is a better day) while listening to a song of the similar title by Mashrou’ Leila, in the hope that tomorrow will be a better day.”
Yazan Halwani, Lebanese graffiti artist.