Damonfar Visual Arts Festival opens at Tehran’s Mellat Cineplex 

February 22, 2019

TEHRAN – The 7th edition of the Damonfar Visual Arts Festival, dedicated to artists under 25 years of age, opened at Tehran’s Mellat Cineplex on Friday.

“A selection of 110 paintings by 57 artists have been put on view at the biennial this year,” Damonfar Managing Director Seifollah Puya-Rad said in a press release published last week.

The best artist of this year’s biennial will be announced during a special ceremony on March 1.

Veteran Iranian painter and art expert Aidin Aghdashlu is presiding over the biennial jury, which is composed of Farah Osuli, Bita Fayyazi, Hooman Mortazavi, Iman Afsarian and Hormoz Hemmatian. 

The top artist of the festival will get an opportunity to travel to Germany to visit the Faber-Castell factory.

The art festival is organized by the Damonfar Company, the Iranian representative of France’s Pebeo and Germany’s Faber-Castell, two companies that manufacture art materials.

The event, which will be running until March 8, is also organized in collaboration with Tasvire Shahr Institute, a cultural organization based in Tehran, and European manufacturers of fine art products Winsor & Newton, Quilo and Canson.

Photo: Art aficionados visit the 6th edition of the Damonfar Visual Arts Festival on view at Tehran’s Mellat Cineplex on January 16, 2017. (Honaronline/Mojtaba Arabzadeh) 


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