|Winners of Iran Contemporary Painting Biennial honored||
TEHRAN – Winners of the 8th edition of the Iran Contemporary Painting Biennial were honored during a ceremony on Tuesday held at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA).
The ceremony took place in the presence of TMCA Director Mahmud Shaluii, jury members and a group of artists, Persian news agencies reported on Wednesday.
The biennial, which opened at the Saba Art and Cultural Institute after a four-year hiatus, took a new glance at the paintings of the Herat School.
The Herat School is a 15th-century style of miniature painting that flourished in the Persian city of Herat (now in western Afghanistan), under the patronage of the Timurids. Shah Rokh, the son of Timur (Tamerlane), founded the school, but it was his son Baysunqur Mirza (died 1433) who developed it into an important center of painting.
Vahideh Akbarian, Maryam Abtahi, Farnush Ahmadi-Shirazi, Maryam Tavakkoli, Sepideh Sahar, Salim Karami and Neda Ghayuri were selected and honored at the Heart school section.
The awards were handed out by secretary of the biennial, veteran artist Ahmad Vakili, and jury members Vahed Khakdan and Homayun Salimi.
This year for the first time, the organizers of the biennial asked the visitors to select the best in the free section, and artists Salumeh Gol-Naraqi and Mohammad-Ali Khalaji received the most votes and also the prize in this section.
Iranian artists Ahmad Khalilifar and Dariush Hosseini as well as Yuri Dolan from Slovakia were among the jury members.
Works at the biennial will still be on display at the Saba Art and Cultural Institute until January 23.
Subscribe to our RSS feed to stay in touch and receive all of TT updates right in your feed reader