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    March 6, 2022

    توقف سه‌روزه تور «پیکان آرت» در مونترال در اعتراض به نقض حقوق دگرباشان ایران | Journal Hafteh

    علیرضا شجاعیان نقاش ایرانی ساکن فرانسه، تازه‌ترین اثر هنری خود؛ پروژه «پیکان آرت» که در قالب تور بین‌المللی با موضوع نقض حقوق جامعه دگرباشان ایران به نمایش گذاشته شده است را به مونترال کانادا می‌آورد. Read More

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    March 2, 2022

    Un artiste iranien utilise l’emblématique voiture Paykan comme canevas pour lutter contre la persécution | fugues

    Depuis la fin des années 1960, la Paykan, la première automobile produite en Iran, est un symbole fort et une fierté nationale. Et bien que la voiture ne soit plus en production depuis des années, on peut encore voir aujourd’hui des Paykans rouler dans les rues de Téhéran et certaines… Read More

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    January 2, 2022

    The PaykanArtCar is putting LGBTQ+ rights for Iranians on the map | Los Angeles Blade

    Shojaian’s art is becoming a symbol for Iranian LGBTQ+ rights around the world, even though it made its world debut in only October… Read More

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    December 14, 2021

    The PaykanArtCar, a Vehicle for Human Rights, is on tour in Canada | Addicted

    When innovation, inspiration and integrity come together, beautiful things can happen. One example of such a phenomenon is now touring across Canada: the PaykanArtCar. Read More

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    December 10, 2021

    Alireza Shojaian’s art painted on a vintage Iranian Paykan car challenges Middle Eastern ideals of what it means to be a man | Toronto Star

    To create his latest work in praise of Middle Eastern men, artist Alireza Shojaian traded pencil crayons and paper for an airbrush and a vintage car. Read More

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    December 10, 2021

    LGBTQ+ Iranians Are Suffering and Dying While the World Yawns | The Advocate

    Observing Human Rights Day every year on December 10 may pass people by without a moment's thought — another unnecessary day which no one is aware of and which goes by unnoticed. Read More

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    December 7, 2021

    Iran International report by Mahsa Mortazavi: Start of PaykanArtCar Canadian Tour

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    November 29, 2021

    PaykanArtCar Canadian Exhibit Advocates For Social Change In Iran | Samaritan Mag

    The inaugural PaykanArtCar Canadian tour, which celebrates contemporary Iranian artists and advocates for social change in Iran, has kicked off. Read More

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    November 23, 2021

    Artist Alireza Shojaian protests Iran’s anti-LGBTQ stance through his transformation of a vintage Iranian car | The Globe and Mail

    The Paykan was painted by Iranian artist and activist Alireza Shojaian to give voice to LGBTQ+ people living in oppression in Iran. Read More

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    November 16, 2021

    PaykanArtCar: A Driving Force Against Human Rights Abuses Tours Canada | ATRnews

    How one Iranian artist used the iconic Paykan as a canvas for combatting persecution. Read More