Sunday, June 14, 2009

Iran: No to The Coup!

Where is My VOTE?
Where is the People's VOTE?
Where is OUR VOTE?

My country, Iran, is under Coup d'etat!

No to Coup d'etat!

PS. Thanks to T. for his unwanted corrections; it is good to know people care!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

2009 Iranian Presidential Election:

On Iranian Presidential Election:
The 2009 presidential election in Iran has fully occupied my days in the past month. There are 3 candidates running besides the current president. They are: Mir-Hossein Mousavi (Independent Reformist), Mehdi Karroubi (Etemad-e Meli, Reformist) Mohsen Rezaee (Independent Conservative).

If you are interested and you are more comfortable reading the news on Iran's coming election in English these are some useful inks to check. Most of my links are from BBC News partly because I am an old BBC fan and in some parts because I think among other agencies BBC is relatively impartial.

Iranian presidential election, 2009 on Wikipedia
Iran's presidential candidates BBC
Iran presidential race appears to get tighter BBC
Big test for Iranian democracy BBC
Iran candidate backs women's rights BBC
Ahmadinejad courts a divided Iran BBC
Iran's Ahmadinejad lambasts opponents BBC
Will Iran's 'Marriage Crisis' Bring Down Ahmadinejad? Time

Build on your background information on Iran:
Iran History and Timeline
Iran in Maps
Country Profile
Iran: facts and figures
Guide: Who runs Iran
Iran's revolution turns 30

WE Will Vote!
We vote for those who Do Not Lie to us,
For those who Do Not Oppress us,
For those who Do Not Discriminate against
Women, Children and Minorities,
For those who are a step Forward in the Process of Reform!


Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Row-Maker / Row-Breaker :

An exhibition of Contemporary Iranian Art in LTMH Gallery (Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery). It is a group exhibition featuring 40 artists from the post WWII to today. Selseleh/Zelzeleh stands for Tradition/Tremor. I would paraphrase it to Row-Maker /Row-breaker. The names that caught my eyes are: Parviz Tanavoli, Nazanin Pouyandeh, Sohrab Sepehri and ShirinNeshat. The exhibition will be on view until August 20th, 2009. If I make it to New York this summer this exhibition will be one of my visits.

Heech on a Chair, Parviz Tanavoli, 2007-8,

* Read more about the exhibition on Artlog: Selseleh / Zelzeleh: Movers & Shakers In Contemporary Iranian Art.