Volume. 11943

‘Abstraction and Expression shows why Iranian painters are interested in abstract art’
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Art fans visit the exhibition of Abstraction and Expression Tehran’s Mellat Cinema Complex on March 7, 2014.
Art fans visit the exhibition of Abstraction and Expression Tehran’s Mellat Cinema Complex on March 7, 2014.
TEHRAN -- Art expert Alireza Sami-Azar has said that “Abstraction and Expression”, an exhibition of a number of Iranian abstractionist painters, reveals why Iranian artists are interested in abstract paintings.
Speaking during the opening ceremony of the exhibit at the gallery of the Mellat Cinema Complex on Friday, Sami-Azar stated that the exhibit carries the experience of Iranian contemporary artists in the field of abstract paintings, and contains works by three generation of painters.
He added that the exhibit provides a good opportunity for further research on abstract paintings of Iran.
Abstract paintings by 29 renowned artists have been put on display in the exhibition that opened on Friday, the gallery announced in a press release on Monday.
Hossein Kazemi, Farideh Lashaii, Bita Vakili, Iraj Eskandari, Mostafa Dashti, Masud Arabshahi, Nikzad Arabshahi and Parivash Ganji are among the artists whose works are being shown.
Curator Farnaz Mohammadi next said that the exhibition has been arranged to introduce part of the changes that have occurred in abstract paintings in Iran.
Deputy Culture Minister for Artistic Affairs Ali Moradkhani, who also attended the opening ceremony, said that the exhibit is of great importance since it embraces abstract works by different generations and provides a chance to study and compare the works.
He praised works by the young artists and expressed his hope that they have a bright future.
Organized by the Tasvir-e Shahr Institute, which is affiliated with the Tehran Municipality, the exhibit will be running until May 6 in the Mellat Cinema Complex located on Kordestan Highway, off Niayesh Highway.

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