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Sculpture

Tehran to commission sculptures for first International Sculpture Symposium

The event will go ahead despite religious sensitivities

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Judaism

Niavaran Palace Museum mounts Chagall show in defiance of Iranian regime

Exhibition of Jewish artist’s work challenges official stance on Israel

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Iran

Sami Azar reinstated as director of Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art following protests by artists

“This is the only time in Iran that a cultural manager has been supported by artists like this”, he tells The Art Newspaper

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Iran

Ali-Reza Sami Azar, director of Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art, has stepped down

Whilst the motivation behind his departure is unexplained, his career , driven by his reformist values, has left its mark on Iranian culture

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Retrospective

Retrospectives boost Flavin but damaged Rauschenberg in 1998

As Flavin’s survey continues its US run, recent record prices for the artist show how exhibitions affect the market

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Comment

New York’s famous Museum of Modern Art turns the story of art upside down with its expanded $858 million new building complex

At the hands of Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi, the MoMA has become twice its former size