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    June 28, 2022

    ICYMI: PaykanArtCar Receives the Havel Prize for Creative Dissent at the 2022 Oslo Freedom Forum

    In case you missed it (ICYMI): PaykanArtCar’s receipt of the Human Rights Foundation’s 2022 Václav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent at the Oslo Freedom Forum has been covered by CNN International, The Washington Post and Bloomberg. Read More

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    June 24, 2022

    Les LGBTQ+ iraniens plus en danger que jamais | Fugues

    Le 25 mai dernier, justement, tout un collectif luttant pour les droits des LGBTQ+ iraniens, y compris des réfugiés, s’est rendu à Oslo (en Norvège) pour recevoir le Prix international Vaclav Havel 2022 pour la Dissension créative (art contemporain). En même temps, ce collectif de diverses organisations participait au Forum… Read More

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    June 4, 2022

    Iranian Artists-in-Exile Find a Vehicle for Protest | The Washington Post

    The PaykanArtCar project has turned an Iranian-made sedan that was once gifted by Shah Mehammed Reza Pahlavi to the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu into a vehicle for activism against Iran’s rulers. The idea is to use the car as a canvas on which Iranian artists can protest the depredations of… Read More

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    June 4, 2022

    Iranian Artists-in-Exile Find a Vehicle for Protest | Bloomberg

    An obsolete sedan once gifted to a Romanian dictator allows opponents of Tehran’s authoritarian regime to put an artistic spin on their dissent. Other activists should take note. Read More

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    May 30, 2022

    Skeive rettigheter på fire hjul | Blikk

    PayKanArtCar løfter skeives rettigheter i Iran. Nå har organisasjonen blitt hedret med Václav Havel-prisen. Read More

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    May 27, 2022

    CNN Connect the World Transcript – May 27, 2022 | CNN

    PaykanArtCar was featured on CNN host Becky Anderson’s Connect the World Parting Shots on May 27, 2022. Read the transcript here (our segment starts at 11:50:00). Read More

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    May 27, 2022

    PaykanArtCar Featured on CNN host Becky Anderson’s Connect the World Parting Shots | CNN, PaykanArtCar YouTube

    “In tonight’s Parting Shots this year’s Oslo Freedom Forum brought together human rights activists from around the world to shed light on the global struggle for freedom and democracy. One organization working to raise awareness for the LGBTQ community in Iran received the 2022 Havel Prize for Creative Dissent.”… Read More

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    May 18, 2022

    Le premier prix d’Art contemporain LGBT+ s’expose aux Magasins Généraux | Numéro

    L’art contemporain récompense enfin les artistes LGBTQ+ avec le prix Utopi.e | C’est un grand pas pour la communauté LGBTQ+. Alors que le 17 mai avait lieu la journée internationale contre l’homophobie, la transphobie et la biphobie, le premier prix LGBTQ+ d’art contemporain en Europe a vu le jour. Read More

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    May 9, 2022

    The PaykanArtCar Will Be on Display at the Magasins Généraux for the Utopi.e Exhibition

    (Washington, D.C.) — PaykanArtCar – a non-profit organization collaborating with artists to advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and human rights in Iran – will be exhibiting its 1974 Paykan Hillman Hunter at the ‘Utopi.e’ exhibition in Paris. The PaykanArtCar will be on display from the 17th… Read More

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    May 3, 2022

    PaykanArtCar Wins the 2022 Václav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent

    (Washington, D.C.) — PaykanArtCar has won the Human Rights Foundation’s 2022 Václav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent. As one of three Havel Prize Laureates, the PaykanArtCar will be on exhibition at the Oslo Freedom Forum May 23-25. The Oslo Freedom Forum is a global gathering… Read More

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