Fajr visual arts festival honors winners 

February 24, 2018

TEHRAN -- The 10th Fajr International Festival of Visual Arts wrapped up on Friday after honoring the winners and the veterans during a ceremony at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall. 

The closing ceremony was attended by Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi. 

Hassan Qaedi, Hassan Kakavand, Sajjad Rafei, Samaneh Salimi, Abdorrahman Mojarrad, Mitra Soltani, Morteza Purhosseini, Mehdi Behbudi and Nima Azargan all from Iran, as well as Liliana Petrovic from Serbia, were the honorees who received Golden Tooba Awards.

In addition, 10 veteran artists were awarded Golden Toobas for their lifetime achievements.

Photographer Hadi Shafaei, painters Hossein Mahjubi, Habibollah Sadeqi, and Hushang Jazizadeh, calligrapher Abdolsamad Hajsamadi, graphic designer Amrollah Farhadi, illustrator Akbar Nikanpur, cartoonist Ali Divandari, sculptor Iraj Mohammadi and miniaturist Farideh Tat’hiri-Moqaddam were the veteran honorees.

The festival opened at the Saba Art and Cultural Institute of the Iranian Academy of Arts on January 23. The international section of the event was organized at the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Cultural Institute (ECI).

Photo: Miniaturist Farideh Tat’hiri Moqaddam receives a Golden Tooba from Culture Minister Seyyed Abbas Salehi during the closing ceremony of 10th Fajr International Festival of Visual Arts at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on February 23, 2018. Deputy Culture Minister for Artistic Affairs Mojtaba Hosseini (L) and Visual Arts Office director Majid Mollanoruzi are also seen in the photo. (Mehr/Iman Hamikhah)

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