Iran pulls the plug on Tehran art exhibition in Berlin

The Guardian- Authorities block release of works unseen in west for years, forcing Gemälde Galerie to postpone show indefinitely

An exhibition of artworks from Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art that was due to open in Berlin next month has been indefinitely postponed because the Iranian authorities have failed to allow the paintings to leave the country.

Ticket sales for the event – which had been hailed as a sign of a deepening cultural dialogue between Iran and the west – have now been suspended.

About 60 works from the TMoCA were expected to be to be received in Germany next week for the opening of the eagerly-awaited Tehran Collection at Berlin’s Gemälde Galerie.

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