JULY 23: Opening reception for Iranian Mint | A Contemporary Art + NFT Exhibition

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ADVOCARTSY, a contemporary great artwork gallery specializing in Iranian modern artwork, debuts an unique inaugural launch party with the rising cutting-edge NFT marketplace, MetaMural. Bridging the gap involving the actual physical fine art realm and the NFT place, MetaMural is the initially world-wide blockchain enabled market designed to help and empower artists, collectors, establishments, and galleries less than just one system. 

The combined 1st drop, “IRANIAN MINT” addresses themes of heritage, fairytale, id, and memory within a curation of functions by artists of Iranian origin which include, Pouya Afshar, Kourosh Beigpour, Ali Dadgar, Siavash Jaraiedi, Mobina Nouri, Hadi Salehi, Shadi Yousefian, Xâmuš, and NFT veteran Z-Hovak. The interactive and distinctive practical experience will showcase bodily works in addition to debut mints to current a fluid relationship among NFTs and the artists’  regular exercise.  

The public opening reception of this exhibition is on Saturday, July 23 from 7 pm – 10 pm PST at ADVOCARTSY’s a short while ago opened and expanded long term gallery space in West Hollywood. Farhang Basis, the non-revenue business celebrating and promoting Iranian art and lifestyle is the cultural companion for the public opening. Aspects on the occasion are down below.

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The genesis of this collaboration and marketplace comes at a time when the crypto marketplaces are headlining information of uncertainty and volatility. Even with this volatility, MetaMural finds this an opportune time to elevate the important function, dialogue, and provenance of artists who deliver context and worth to the NFT artwork realm. This is a pertinent time to provide concentrate to a new idea of NFTs that distinguish by themselves from the muddle of hyped jobs frustrating the house. 

“As an artwork advocate and gallerist, I am usually looking for remarkable techniques to elevate the recognition and engagement of the artists I stand for as we build community through Iranian modern day artwork. In truth, this is a main mission of ADVOCARTSY,” claims Roshi Rahnama, Founder of ADVOCARTSY and now MetaMural Partner. “It is a natural progression for good artists and galleries to investigate and extend their observe into the electronic realm and the certification method supported by blockchain technological know-how. I am fired up to sign up for forces with MetaMural, not only for the 1st fall with ADVOCARTSY, but as a spouse to support other global gallerists with the same mission. MetaMural gives galleries a distinct opportunity to carry their voice into the fantastic art NFT space, with cutting edge dynamic sensible agreement technologies that facilitates collaborative projects, and support and advertising of a specialist staff dedicated to their accomplishment. We are really excited to be component of this new frontier.” 

“MetaMural is thrilled to commemorate the well timed start of the international local community and market in the internationally varied Los Angeles marketplace in collaboration with ADVOCARTSY.“says Radin Rahimzadeh, Venture Guide and CEO of MetaMural. “We welcome all to join us in co-building the up coming epoch of artwork wherever collectors can obtain accessibility to a private collection of vetted blue-chip art, curated precisely by reputable and established galleries,” suggests Radin. She goes on to share, “As a collector in each the conventional and the NFT areas, I have the intention to carry the elegance and dependability of functioning with galleries and the enjoyment vibe of NFT marketplaces, captured in one particular system.”

With a target on community creating, MetaMural will host a special Interact-to-Get paid design that benefits community associates for their time and involvement with actual physical and digital gatherings, repeatedly leveling them up in the Insider Art Societies rankings and permitting them to unlock more utility inside the ecosystem. MetaMural is revolutionizing how dealing with artwork in the metaverse can build that means as properly as earnings and exponential engagement with the arts. “MetaMural also desires to acknowledge the community customers and to make blue-chip artwork entertaining.” say companions Roshi and Radin. The aim on group developing is also furthered by participational incentives as all attending members at the start event will get a MetaMural Proof-of-Attendance (POAP) initiating them into the first degree of MetaMural’s Artwork Insider Societies. Inclusiveness is also the core of how the system offers back again built-in into the ethos of the community is an Artwork-of-Supplying philosophy that will immediate income to art and environmental nonprofits.

The founding pair boil it down to, “Our mission is to increase the knowledge of enthusiasts, collectors, artists, curators and galleries, and establishments, making sure greatest yield of emotional, instructional, and monetary benefit for all included.”

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MetaMural is the initially world wide blockchain enabled market made to help and empower artists, collectors, institutions, and galleries below one particular platform. 

General public Opening Reception: Saturday, July 23rd from 7pm to 10 pm


Initially row: Looker 22, Ali Dadgar, 2022, Digitally Rendered Animation NFT  Decay, Xâmuš, 2015, Digitally Rendered Animation NFT

Next row: Whisper, Kourosh Beigpour, 2022, Digitally Rendered Animation NFT Her 24, Ali Dadgar, 2022, Digitally Rendered Animation NFT  Buddha, Pouya Afshar, 2021, Electronic animation NFT.

3rd row: Venus, Mobina Nouri, 2021, Digitally Rendered Animation NFT Midday, Siavash Jaraiedi, 2022, Digitally Rendered Animation NFT Dancing with Myself, Hadi Salehi, 2022, Digitally Rendered Animation NFT

Standard facts: 

Public opening on Saturday, July 23rd from 7pm to 10 pm. To commence the distinctive celebration, festivities will incorporate a guided stroll by way of of the artists’ physical works, electronic NFT works displayed on MetaSill frames, DJ Ramy Mishriky middle jap deep house music, as very well as gentle bites, specialty cocktails and refreshments. This special summertime art soiree is not to be missed!

Exhibition dates: July 23rd – Aug 6, 2022

Gallery Hrs: Wed-Saturday, 11pm – 5 p.m. or by appointment.

Address: ADVOCARTSY 434 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Parking: Valet will be obtainable at the entrance of the gallery on the opening night. Rideshare is inspired.


Artist Biographies:

Pouya Afshar

Pouya Afshar is an alumnus from the California Institute of Arts Character Animation office and is a graduate of College of California Los Angeles Graduate Division of Movie and Tv concentrating in Animation and Digital Media. He has exhibited his operate as a visible artist throughout United States, Europe, and Middle East, which include Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Heart, Bovard Auditorium at College of Southern California, Royce Corridor at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Santa Monica Art Studios, 18th road Art Center, Craft Modern Museum, and various galleries and art fairs about the globe. He is the creator, character designer and producer of the animated collection ‘Rostam in Wonderland’ and the co-creator of ‘1PA2PA’ comics and the creator of ‘Tehran’ graphic novel. He is at the moment an Associate Professor of Artwork and Structure at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. 


Be quiet, the magic formula cannot be spoken, it is wrapped in silence.

Kourosh Beigpour

Kourosh Beigpour is an award profitable graphic artist/designer based in LA. He acquired his BFA from the Tehran College of Art and his MFA in Intercontinental Modern Artwork and Layout from Limkokwing University. Beigpour’s patterns have been posted in extra than 20 nations around the world synthesizing Persian and Arabic typography with imaginative illustrations, his outstanding portfolio showcases his adore and appreciation for millennia previous Iranian artwork and culture. Beigpour has intended graphic operates for a broad range of clients this kind of as Google, The Broad Museum, The Getty, Powerhouse Museum, UCI, UCLA, NEIU, OSU, Canada Variety, DoppelHouse Press, and The Samuel Jordan Heart for Persian Reports.

Ali Dadgar

Born in 1960s Iran, Ali Dadgar immigrated to the U.S. in the late 1970s. He went on to obtain his BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, in 1989 followed by an MFA in Art Observe from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007. He was a lecturer in the Section of Artwork Observe at the University of California Berkeley between 2006 and 2009 and is the receiver of several awards, together with the UC Berkeley Remarkable GSI Award in 2007. His work has been placed in prominent non-public and public collections, including the College of California Berkeley Morrison Library.

Siavash Jaraiedi

Born in 1984 in Iran, Siavash Jaraiedi has been developing sculptures and crafting poetry from childhood. Normally intrigued by structure, Jaraiedi researched the foundations of architecture in Tehran before likely on to acquire his Masters in Superior Architectural Design and style from the Staedelschule University of Art in Frankfurt, Germany in 2010. From 2015, Jaraiedi analyzed underneath and ultimately assisted esteemed sculptor Parviz Tanavoli at his studio in Tehran. Jaraiedi’s sculptures pay homage to the artist’s several influences, seamlessly integrating his several talents in an exertion to seize and visually distill the essence of his poetry. The resulting artworks are enchanting and surreal monuments of truth of the matter.

Mobina Nouri

Mobina Nouri is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice reflects her personal heritage as a feminine immigrant. Now centered in San Francisco, Nouri been given her BA in Functionality Artwork and MA in Artwork and Style and design from Tehran Art College, Iran and her PhD in Creativity from Metropolis College London, Uk. Functioning throughout a wide range of media, Nouri mines her country’s tradition of storytelling, typically turning to philosophies and mysticism to ponder and reconsider the complexities of the modern day second. Mobina Nouri’s get the job done has been thoroughly exhibited and is included in private collections globally. 

Hadi Salehi

Hadi Salehi is a master of the art of analog photography. Salehi’s images capture various portraits that are powerful and delicate, leaving a haunting quality that lingers in the psyche. Salehi seeks to create a collective awareness as a cultural messenger via his photographs, revealing tranquil truths in his procedure-intensive will work. With a profession that spans much more than 40 yrs, Salehi has carefully documented cultural innovators these as Keith Haring, as perfectly as made a vast physique of analog, digital, movie, and mixed media performs. Hadi Salehi is a graduate of Artwork Center College of Style, Pasadena, and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Shadi Yousefian

Shadi Yousefian is an artist whose mixed media perform displays and addresses concerns that contact on common themes this kind of as loss, dislocation, alienation, and reinvention. She been given both her Bachelor’s (2003) and Master’s (2006) of Fantastic Arts in photography from San Francisco Condition University. Her work engages personal and social difficulties of present-day lifestyle, especially cultural id and the immigrant experience. Shadi has been the receiver of a number of awards which include the Most effective of Pictures Award at the 13th Once-a-year Stillwell Show, The International Picture Awards (IPA 2004 and 2005), The Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship in the Wonderful Arts, and the Intercontinental Pictures Competitiveness (Latitude Lifetime). The Los Angeles County Museum of Artwork has also obtained her do the job. She at the moment lives and is effective in Berkeley, California.


Quantum pop Artist. My passion is artwork, intent is to be the voice 4 animals.

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MetaMural is a worldwide marketplace for great arts and NFTs. Looking for to bridge the hole between the conventional artwork entire world and the promptly growing realm of electronic art, the system elevates the work of artists as effectively as the thoughtful curations of galleries and institutions in the metaverse as a enhance to actual physical spaces, all although enabling important electronic asset transfers and experiences to collectors and art audiences almost everywhere. Join us to join, develop, and collaborate! Metamural.io


Released in 2015, ADVOCARTSY is a major contemporary artwork system specializing in Iranian contemporary artwork. In 2021, ADVOCARTSY relocated its exhibition space to West Hollywood. Founded by lawyer-turned-artwork advocate Roshi Rahnama, ADVOCARTSY acts as an incubator for emerging and recognized Iranian artists. ADVOCARTSY aims to transcend borders and connect artists of Iranian origin to arts corporations, museums, foundations, and collectors in the United States and around the globe. Advocartsy.com

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