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‘Art Paris’ Shows Iranian Flair

‘Art Paris’ Shows Iranian Flair‘Art Paris’ Shows Iranian Flair

Tehran Silk Road Gallery made its third active participation as Iran’s representative in ‘Art Paris’ Fair held form March 31 to April 3 at Grand Palais, France.

Prominent artists, namely Shadi Qadirian, Newsha Tavakolian, Jalal Sepehr, Babak Kazemi, Ebrahim Norouzi, Bozorgmehr Hosseinpour, Tahmineh Monzavi and Houman Mehdizadeh-Jafari were invited by the fair organizers to present their works to the audience, Honaronline reported.

Celebrated photographer Qadirian presented her 2015 series, ‘Too Loud a Solitude’. Her works have been acquired by many notable institutes such as Centre Georges Pompidou and the British Museum, said director of Silk Road Gallery, Anahita Qabaian.

Furthermore, there was a chance to see Norouzi’s World Press Photo Award winning work.  In addition, as one of the country’s most creative new voices, Kazemi presented a selection of works from his most successful series, she added.

The young and emerging talent on the Iranian art landscape, Mehdizadeh-Jafari also presented his work for the first time.

Tavakolian, who is a member of the Magnum Photo Agency, presented her work from highly acclaimed ‘Look’ series, which won the prestigious Carmignac and Prince Claus awards.

Works by the well-known Iranian cartoonist, Hosseinpour, were also presented by the gallery for the first time. Monzavi, another emerging talent, who uses documentary and art photography, video and film in her works, displayed her new series.

“The event was organized to bring together modern and contemporary artworks from across continents and offer the artists an opportunity to put their potentials into practice,” Qabaian noted.

“The Iranian group was selected in line with their professional experience, active participation in credible international art events and popularity both in and outside the country.”

For the second year in a row, Art Paris united 143 galleries from 20 countries and highlighted a wide variety of individual artists with a selection of solo shows. The 2016 edition displayed works of many mediums of both established and emerging artists from the postwar period to the present.