Galleries join Fajr Festival of Visual Arts

February 1, 2019

TEHRAN – “Chaharsu-e Honar”, a new section dedicated to displaying works from galleries in the 11th Fajr Festival of Visual Arts, opened in Tehran’s Qasr Garden Museum on Thursday.

Works by 55 galleries including 24 from Tehran and 31 from other Iranian cities have been put on view in this section, the organizers have announced.

The opening ceremony was attended by veteran curator Lili Golestan, who is in charge of Golestan Gallery in Tehran and the representative of the gallery owners in the policy-making council of the festival. 

“This is the first time the gallery owners of Tehran and other cities have come together to take part in the nationwide event,” she said.

She added, “This became possible only with the help of the managers who are in charge of the visual arts in the country.”

Golestan expressed thanks to Deputy Culture Minister for Artistic Affairs Seyyed Mojtaba Hosseini and Hadi Mozaffari, the director of Culture Ministry’s Visual Arts Office.

A number of 270 artists are displaying 50 works in the exhibit.

“I call it a great achievement where the gallery owners from all over the country can get the chance to meet and exchange views,” she added.

She also expressed thanks to all the gallery owners who have helped arrange such a glorious exhibit and have brought great works to this exhibit. 

“We are in the path of development and being closely aligned with the world. We need to boost Iran’s economy of art and these exhibits help artworks to be seen better,” she concluded.

Hadi Mozaffari called the exhibit a good chance for the friendship of those who help reunite the artists.

“Naturally the masters and veterans do not submit their works to the secretariat of the festival but these exhibits help to see works by the veterans,” he added.

The exhibit will be running until February 13. 

Photo: Hadi Mozaffari, the director of Culture Ministry’s Visual Arts Office (3rd L) visits “Chaharsu-e Honar” exhibit in Tehran’s Qasr Garden Museum on January 31, 2019. (Honaronline/Hatef Hosseini).

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