The festival took place in Iran between 1967 and 1977 and became a progressive nexus of artistic exchange in the immediate aftermath of decolonisation.


AOTFD unearths and digitises the banned archive of materials, audio recordings and film footage on Shiraz-Persepolis.


AOTFD critically evaluates the artistic landscape of the festival in a series of published essays.



AOTFD takes the Festival of Arts as its point of departure, using it as a lens through which to reconsider the legacies of modernisms’ radical, progressive arc.