Tehran art exhibit spotlights acid attacks 

February 25, 2018

TEHRAN – A collection of woodworks created on the theme of acid attacks is currently on display during an exhibition in Tehran.

The exhibition entitled “Identity” opened at Ashiane-ye Mehr Gallery on Friday during a special ceremony, which was attended by the artists and several victims of acid attacks.

“The exhibition is actually talking about an identity they lose and a new one they take on after the bitter accident,” curator Mohsen Mortazavi, who himself is a victim of an acid attack, said at the ceremony.

“Humanity is the prime target for an acid attacker and the exhibition has put its focus on this issue,” he added.

Over 50 artworks have been selected for the exhibition, which has been organized in collaboration with the Association of Support for Acid Violence Victims.

“By organizing this exhibition, we intend to raise the level of joy in the lives of acid attack victims,” said Mortazavi, who has several of his works on display at the exhibition.

Part of the money, which will be raised by the exhibition, is allocated to be spent on activities supporting acid attack victims.

Works by Moretza Movahhedi, Hossein Mardani, Amir Salimi, Parvin Khaleqi, Zahra Khoddam, Mahnaz Alijani, Fahimeh Zeineddini, Bahareh Nazari and Melika Mortazavi will be on view at the exhibit until March 1.

The gallery can be found at 2 Jafarzadegan Alley off North Kargar Ave.

Photo: Acid attack victims visit an exhibition of woodworks organized at Ashiane-ye Mehr Gallery in Tehran on February 23, 2018 to attract public attention to acid attacks. (Fars)

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