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    February 2, 2022

    Campaign Targeting Paykan on Instagram Leads to Content Removal and Censorship

    Last week, an Instagram post by PaykanArtCar marking its participation in the Ai Weiwei Run For Your Rights Campaign was removed from the advocacy campaign’s hashtag #RunForOurRights in an apparently coordinated campaign to silence pro-Iranian LGTBQ+ voices. Read More

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    January 20, 2022

    PaykanArtCar remembers the victims of Flight 752

    On the second anniversary of the Flight 752 atrocity, PaykartCar expresses solidarity with the Canadian government which continues to seek truth and justice in the face of Iran’s obstructionism and calls on the international community not to forget the 176 innocent lives lost on January 8, 2020. Read More

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    November 8, 2021

    The PaykanArtCar, a Vehicle for Human Rights, is Touring Canada

    TORONTO, ON, November 8, 2021 – PaykanArtCar will partner with 3.19.27(2) to bring the inaugural PaykanArtCar on tour across Canada. The tour begins in Toronto on November 24 through to December 15. Exhibition dates in Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver are to be announced. The PaykanArtCar is a nonprofit,… Read More

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    October 18, 2021

    Paris-based Iranian LGTBQ+ artist excluded by major Parisian art fair

    A new artwork celebrating the Iranian LGBTQ+ community by Paris-based Iranian LGBTQ+ artist Alireza Shojaian has been cancelled by the organizers of the ASIA NOW contemporary art fair (21-24 October 2021). Despite having approached and formally invited the artist, the AsiaNow organizers have revoked their invitation just days before the major… Read More

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    October 4, 2021

    PaykanArtCar, a New Vehicle for Human Rights, Makes World Debut at Oslo Freedom Forum in Miami

    Historic Iranian Automobile, Once a Gift from the Shah of Iran to a Romanian Dictator, Is Transformed by Expatriate Artist Alireza Shojaian to Support LGBTQ+ Community in Iran… Read More

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    September 17, 2021

    A New Vehicle for Human Rights, the PaykanArtCar, Will Be Unveiled October 4 in Support of Iran’s LGBTQ Community During the Oslo Freedom Forum in Miami

    Historic Iranian Automobile, Used as a Canvas by Expatriate Artist Alireza Shojaian, Will Support LGBTQ voices in Iran… Read More