1. Along the Silk Road — From Esfahan to Tabriz


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    An appreciation for beauty is woven deep into Persian culture. A videographer finds beauty not only in the ruins of a glorious civilization, but also in the relationships formed in the heart of the busiest bazaars.

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    • Art Biennial in Tehran-Iran-01-08-2012


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      In this feature Mahsa Mortazavi visits the 8th Iranian national painting biennial in Tehran which welcomes more than 500 artworks in different styles.

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      • Artist Demonstration: Persian Miniature Painting


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        Former Norma Jean Calderwood Curatorial Fellow Maliha Noorani replicates the painting "Young Dervish," a folio from an album by Riza ʿAbbasi in the Harvard Art Museums collections, to demonstrate her process for building a Persian miniature painting. View the original artwork's record on our website at harvardartmuseums.org/art/149312. Video: Joshua Youman This video was made possible by The Norma Jean Calderwood Lecture Fund, which honors a longtime friend of the Harvard Art Museums who pursued graduate study in Islamic art at Harvard and who for many years taught Islamic and Asian art at Boston College and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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        • Barri Faryad Interview


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          Artist Nest interview feature publication exclusively profiles Iranian born London based artist Barri Faryad, whose unique and thought provoking body of work evoke emotions of grandeur. https://artistnest.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/barri-faryad-interview/

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          • Beloved Spirit by Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave from Glitterati Incorporated


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            Beloved Spirit Released: September 11, 2011 ISBN: 9780982379967/ Suggested List $35.00 While mankind continues to struggle with adversity, an amazing spirit of forgiveness continues to persevere in this increasingly complex and unpredictable world. Inspired by a modest prayer to provide comfort to those suffering from the tragedies of 9/11, Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave first wrote Healing Light: Thirty Messages of Love, Hope, and Courage, and continued her poetic musings in Heavenly Order: Twenty Five Meditations of Wisdom and Harmony. Beloved Spirit: Pathways to Love, Grace and Mercy is the highly anticipated final volume to her trilogy of acclaimed poems; which will publish on the Ten-Year Anniversary of 9/11. These poems offer solace and words filled with clairvoyant guidance. Poems unfold in the book in alignment with times of the day— which also, astutely, symbolize the various stages of life—Before Dawn; Daybreak; Midday; Sunset; Twilight; Moonrise; Night, and Midnight. Artfully combined with gorgeous rare and mostly unseen sixteenth-century Persian images, Beloved Spirit, reflects upon the hidden harmonies of the world's creation and the flawless beauty of the infinite universe. The stunning paintings rendered by the finest artists of the day were inspired by the Haft awrang (Seven Thrones) manuscript by the renowned fifteenth-century mystic poet Abdul-Rahman Jami and commissioned by Prince Sultan Ibrahim Mirza (1540--77). And each of the paintings shown in detail as accompaniment to the poems are featured in full-frame as a resource appendix, allowing unprecedented access to artwork contained in the prestigious Freer Gallery of Art Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. www.glitteratiincorporated.com

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            • Farshid Gharib Nejad-Iran-02-19-2021


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              In this part Mahsa Mortazavi talks to Farshid Gharib Nejad who is one of those patriots that took to the streets asking for their lost freedom 34 years ago. He keeps the spirit of those days alive with his music and drawings.

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              • Iranian carpets-Iran-11-06-2011


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                In this edition of Iran, Saman Kojouri will visit the 20th Persian hand-made carpets as well as a carpet-weaving workshop, where we will find Iranian weavers injecting life and love into every knot of the carpet they produce.

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                • Maahi haa (The Fish)


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                  This still video is a glimpse into how the painting "Maahi haa" (The Fish) by Zahra Mandana Fard (http://baraneh.com) was made.

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                  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Dil Mar Jane Nu Ki Hoya Sajna


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                    A song by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan who i consider one of the greatest singers of all time. He is renowned worldwide for transforming Qawwali which is a traditional style of music normally composed of tabla, harmonium players, backing singers and lead vocal. Many Nusrat songs have been remixed, giving them a different sound. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan also collaborated with Western artists such as Peter Gabriel and Eddie Vedder. The title for this song in English is "Lost My Heart" and the video follows the migration of a Bakhtiari tribe from Iran.

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                    • Opening Lecture: In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art


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                      Oya Pancaroğlu, Associate Professor of History at Boğaziçi University in Turkey, presents the lecture "Tables and Other Social Settings in 9th–11th Century Eastern Iran," as part of the opening celebration for the exhibition "In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art." "In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art" was on view January 31—June 1, 2013 at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum. Learn more about the exhibition at harvardartmuseums.org/calderwood. Video: Harvard Media Production Center

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