Art And Culture

Iran Culture Week in Romania, Turkmenistan

Iran Culture Week in Romania, TurkmenistanIran Culture Week in Romania, Turkmenistan

The Romanian Peasant Museum in Bucharest launched the Iranian Culture Week on February 3.

Organized by the Iranian Embassy, the opening ceremony was attended by the ambassador to Romania, Hamid Moayyer, Romanian Senate Culture Committee Chairman Georgica Severin and director of the museum Virgil Stefan Nitulescu, among others.

In collaboration with the Middle East Political and Economic Institute in Bucharest, the week will bring Persian art and culture closer to local audiences through a series of events including an art exhibition, a traditional crafts exhibition, workshops and film screenings, IRNA reported.

“The cultural week not only contributes to the expansion of bilateral ties, but also prepares the ground for mutual cooperation in other areas,” said Severin, referring to the cultural exchange agreement signed by the two sides in 2014.

Aiming to introduce the rich Iranian history, art and culture, works of art by outstanding artists like Ebrahim Olfat, calligrapher, Leila Sarvandi, painter and Maryam Moudi, photographer, are presented in the exhibition.

Furthermore, films to be screened include ‘Saint Mary’ by Shahriar Bahrani, ‘Today’ by Reza Mirkarimi, ‘All Alone’ by Ehsan Abdipour, ‘Once Upon A Time Love and Betrayal’ by Davoud Bidel and ‘Five Stars’ by Mahshid Afsharzadeh.

The exhibition will run through February 8.

 Turkmen Event

Simultaneously, the ‘Iranian Cultural Days’ event opened in the Republic of Turkmenistan.

A team of art and cultural figures from Iran headed by Abuzar Ebrahimi Torkaman, chairman of the Organization for Islamic Culture and Relations, diplomats in Ashgabat, the mass media and students attended the opening ceremony. The event has been organized by the Turkmen Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the Iranian Embassy.

Iranian artworks at the Exhibition Hall of the State Academy of Fine Arts are on display including paintings, photographs, calligraphy, miniatures, engravings, handmade carpets and wood and stone carvings.

The program includes screening of new Iranian films at ‘Watan’ (Motherland) cinema center, performances by Iranian folk ensembles at Turkmenistan cinema center, as well as a joint concert of children’s art groups at the State Puppet Theater.