THE COLLECTIVE TRAUMA: A CONVERSATION ABOUT ART, FASHION AND THEIR SOCIETAL ROLES WITH SOHEILA SOKHANVARI

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Soheila Sokhanvari, an Iranian-born artist living in the UK, deals with mass amnesia caused by collective traumas in a humorous, bizarre and fascinatingly abstract way, with the help of magic realism and aspects from her own upbringing. To me she talks about her journey through the art world, how she tackles politics and the importance of absurdity in her creations. Tell ...

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TTT’S FAVORITE STREET STYLE LOOKS OF JULY 16

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To quote Charles Baudelaire in his Painter of Modern Life: “It matters but little that the artifice and trickery are known to all, so long as their success is assured and their effect is always irresistible.” This month’s look is a homage to the statement-accessory, the timeless to-go pieces no wardrobe should go without. Much like cosmetics, the ...

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AFRO-IRAN: A CONVERSATION ABOUT A FORGOTTEN MINORITY WITH MAHDI EHSAEI

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Iranian culture has throughout the centuries experienced influences from various cultures and people. One of the, surprisingly, widely unknown of these influences come from the relatively unseen minority of Afro-­Iranians; descendants of slaves and traders brought over to Iran during the 16th century via the Portuguese who ruled the southern islands, and during the 19th ...

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