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Global Nomadic Art Project Opens in Qeshm Island

A sand-print by Ahmad NadalianA sand-print by Ahmad Nadalian

 The Global Nomadic Art Project (GNAP) opens today, December 5, in Salakh village on Qeshm Island, Hormozgan Province.

A total of 11 artists from Iran are taking part, along with nine artists from Germany, France, Switzerland, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Lithonia, and South Korea, where the first edition of GNAP was held.

This is the fourth edition of GNAP. The third edition was held in South Africa and the second in India. 

The event starts at 5 pm in the coastal village in the presence of two senior officials from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, ISNA reported. Ali Moradkhani, deputy of artistic affairs and Majid Molanorouzi, director general of the Office for Visual Arts, will join the 20 nature artists who are participating in the international event.

The current project will run for two weeks. Its closing ceremony will be held on December 18 at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. Participants improvise and create artworks, using the materials from nature available at the spot. The artists will recreate the same works at different locations.

“They will create ephemeral artworks from objects found in nature. The nature artists thus are advocates of environmental conservation and sustainability,” said secretary of GNAP’s fourth edition Ahmad Nadalian, a well-known Iranian nature artist.

“Among its missions, the project aims at introduction of local cultures within the context of contemporary life,” he added.

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

The project will continue in Europe and the Americas in the next editions.

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