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Iranian artists submit work anonymously for online exhibition on death of Mahsa Amini

More than 500 works were submitted last year after protests swept the country

Artist Katharina Grosse calls on Iran to overturn death sentences of LGBTQ activists

Zahra Sedighi-Hamadani and Elham Choubda were sentenced in September for the crime of "corruption on earth through the promotion of homosexuality"

Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker and others sign letter denouncing human rights abuses in Iran

Meanwhile, Shirin Neshat decries execution of protestor Mohsen Shekari on Instagram

'Velvet terrorism': what is it like in Pussy Riot's Russia?

Plus, Shirin Neshat on Iran's uprising and Puerto Rican art after Hurricane Maria

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‘We are asking for people to care’: protestors unfurled banners at SFMOMA in support of Iranian uprising

The anonymous group took inspiration from a similar action last month, organised by a different collective, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York

Mass protest against Iran's human rights abuses staged at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Protesters gathered at Lacma to mark the Zahedan massacre as well as draw attention to the suppression and imprisonment of protesters and activists

Protest for Mahsa Amini—who was killed by Iran's morality police—staged at New York's Guggenheim Museum

An anonymous collective unfurled banners proclaiming “Women, Life, Freedom” from the top of the institution's rotunda

Shirin Neshat joins protests against Iran's worsening human rights situation with new digital works

Pieces in West Hollywood and London's Piccadilly are a reaction to the death of 22-year-old student Mahsa Amini, after being detained by authorities in the country

Artist smears blood and hair on Iranian embassy in protest at Mahsa Amini’s death

The Kurdish activist Zehra Doğan has been released after a brief detention by German authorities, but may still face charges

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‘This US government looks more like Iran's every day’: Shirin Neshat talks about the power of political satire ahead of LA show

The Iranian artist's major exhibition opens at the Broad museum features new work addressing discrimination in Trump's America

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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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Archaeologists given more time to survey Iran's Bulaghi valley before dam waters cause it to submerge

Experts at the ancient site of Izeh in the Karun River valley have not been afforded the same privileges