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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

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    November 11, 2021

    وقتی پیکان بستر روایت رنج جامعه رنگین‌کمانی می‌شود

    پروژه "پیکان آرت کار" از جشنواره "آسیای امروز" در پاریس حذف می‌شود. این اثر به گفته خالقش روایت رنجی است که بر کوئیرها در ایران روا می‌شود. این نقاش کوئیر ایرانی می‌گوید بار دیگر احساس می‌کند به حاشیه رانده شده است. 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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    November 1, 2021

    New York Times: To Protest Iran’s Anti-Gay Abuses, an Artist Painted a Dictator’s Car | New York Times

    “Wherever there is injustice, we need to talk about it,” Alireza Shojaian said. Read More

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