Art And Culture

TMoCA Hosts Belgian Artist

TMoCA Hosts Belgian ArtistTMoCA Hosts Belgian Artist

An exhibition of works by Belgian artist Win Delvoy opened at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art on March 7.

The collection includes over 107 volume works, oil painting on canvas, bronze and steel items with laser gravure, which are presented along with 16 items by Iranian artists from the museum collection, Honaronline reported.

The opening ceremony was attended by Majid Molla-Norouzi, head of Visual Arts Department at the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, veteran Iranian artists including actor and playwright Atila Pesyani, graphist and painter Qobad Shiva, painter, sculptor and theater director Taha Behbahani, painters Bijan Basiri and Akbar Nikan Pour and art enthusiasts.

“Introducing local and foreign art events is one of the main goals of the TMoCA,” said Molla-Norouzi, adding that the exhibition “is an artistic ending to the current Persian calendar year (ends March 19).

Delvoye’s works show that the artist is able to use archaic structures to reflect his own modern version of art. He has blended ‘metal fabrication’ art style which originated in Iran and the western Baroque style. “His approach beckons young talented artists to believe that Iran’s ancient art and culture can definitely be the source of inspiration in modern works,” said Molla-Norouzi.

“I’m honored to exhibit my works here in the museum, which has a long history and a value collection. Iran is an incredible country with a huge number of art galleries and cultural potentials,” Delvoye said.

A neo-conceptual artist known for his inventive and often “shocking” projects, the 51-year-old  Belgian’s work repeatedly links the attractive with the repulsive, creating artwork that holds within it inherent contradictions- one does not know whether “to stare or to look away.”

The exhibition will run through until May 13.