Art And Culture

Modern Iranian Art on Display

Modern Iranian Art on DisplayModern Iranian Art on Display

A collection of works by artists of modern art, ‘Collector’s Collection’, is on show at Tehran’s Shahrivar Art Gallery.

The exhibition annually introduces a private collection to familiarize visitors with local artists and collectors, Honaronline reported.

It includes over 20 artworks from eminent contemporary artists of the 1960s, namely Hossein Zenderoudi (painter and sculptor, known as pioneer of Iranian modern art), Mohsen Vaziri-Moghaddam (painter and professor of art), Parvaneh Etemadi (well-known female painter), Houshang Pezeshknia (celebrated painter and a founder of modernism in Iran), and other acclaimed artists.

Gallery director, Amirhossein Zandi, said the artworks are not for sale. “This is a cultural show for visitors to become familiar with the work of local artists. Further, the less-seen works of art can help students and researchers in their research.” Annually, one collector is selected based on the theme of the collection.

In Iran, collectors view their collections “as private and are not willing to display them in public.” Introducing Iranian art locally could become a wide cultural movement,” Zandi said, adding that Shahrivar Gallery is planning to invite collectors all over the world to display their collections, “as is common in international exhibitions.”

The gallery is owned by Masoud Akhavanjam, 46, who held his first solo exhibition of bronze sculptures at Tehran’s Etemad Gallery in 2013 and another solo at the Niavaran Cultural Center in 2015. He has participated in various group shows.

The exhibition will run through September 18, at the gallery, located at No.9, Hormoz St., North Khazar Ave., Elahieh.