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Event
26 Sep 2019, 4:00pm Pembroke College, Cambridge and Emmanuel United Reformed Church

We are pleased to announce that on 26 September 2019 we will be celebrating the Fifth anniversary of our Cambridge Persian Centre at Pembroke College. The programme will include the video art exhibition dedicated to the contemporary perception of the idea of the Shahnameh, the cultural symbol of Iranian identity. Among the artists whose works will be a part of the exhibition, curated by Veronica Shimanovskaya are: Shoja Azari, Pouya Afshar, Maryam Farahzadi, and Farah Ossouli.

The programme will start at the Emmanuel United Reformed Church, opposite Pembroke College at 4 pm.

All are welcome!

The event is free but booking is essential at fia21@cam.ac.uk

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Event
26 Sep 2019, 4:30am

https://www.ephemereye.com/single-post/2019/01/05/Call-for-Artists-Persian-Heritage-for-the-World

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In collaboration with The Cambridge Shahnameh Centre for Persian Studies, Ephemereye announces an Open Call for Artists. 

The Cambridge Shahnameh Centre for Persian Studies will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary in 2019. As a part of Shahnameh Forever Series, the Centre will be hosting an art event: Shahnameh Forever 005: Persian Heritage for the World. The event will feature the work of artists inspired by the famous ancient and mediaeval literary and visual Persian Classics.

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Event
23 May 2019, 5:30pm

Cutout papers with calligraphy often border single sheets of drawing and painting from the Safavid period, mounted on illuminated margins and often bound into an album. While some of these images are signed or can be attributed stylistically to an artist, the calligraphy and the page compositions are difficult to date with certainty. This talk will discuss the relationship between word and image in such folios and argues that with a close reading of the text and understanding its accord with the image, some hypotheses can be proposed on the time and place of its compilation. Furthermore, the possible origins of the design and compilers of such compositions will be explored

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Event
15 May 2019, 5:30pm

Portraiture in Safavid Iran

Over the course of the sixteenth century artists’ approach to portraiture evolved in Iran. Whereas few figures were depicted with individualized facial details in the first half of the century, the introduction of European prints through trade and travelers stimulated a gradual shift toward greater verisimilitude in portraiture. This illustrated talk will consider the changing pictorial style in Safavid Iran, its sources and its practitioners.

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