Art And Culture

2017 Global Nomadic Art Project in January

One of the works created during the GNAP 2015 in IndiaOne of the works created during the GNAP 2015 in India

The next edition of the Global Nomadic Art Project (GNAP) will be held in Iran in January 2017.

Iranian nature artist Ahmad Nadalian, the secretary of the 2017 edition, said the project will start from Salakh Village in Qeshm Island, in the southern province of Hormuzgan, and conclude at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Honaronline reported.

A total of 20 artists from Iran, Germany, Hungary, South Korea, France, Lithuania, Switzerland and the Netherlands will take part.

The project first started as an idea by a group of artists from South Korea and has turned into a movement. South Korea and India hosted the first and second editions respectively.

The third GNAP was held in South Africa, September 8-October 6, where Mahmoud Maktabi was the Iranian nature artist.

Nature art is a non-destructive ephemeral art practice that uses natural materials and structures found at a chosen site to construct or perform a temporary artwork. Artists will often repeat the same forms at different locations.

‘Nomadic’ artists also indulge in inter-cultural dialogue and interact with groups of students at various educational institutions and share their expertise.

An internationally known environment artist, Nadalian is the proprietor of the Paradise Art Center in Hormuz Island, Hormuzgan Province, which is an international residency center for the promotion of environmental art in the Persian Gulf.

The project will be followed in European and American countries in next editions.


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