Art And Culture

Performance Arts Festival at TMOCA

A performance from the last edition of  ‘30 Performances, 30 Artists, 30 Days’
A performance from the last edition of  ‘30 Performances, 30 Artists, 30 Days’

The sixth edition of ‘30 Performances, 30 Artists, 30 Days’ will be held at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMOCA).

The visual art festival opens on Sunday, December 11, starting at 5 pm on all days except Fridays and Saturdays, and will run through January 19, 2017, Honaronline reported.

The event is organized under the auspices of New Media Circle, an institution affiliated to the TMOCA, and tasked to explore new art media and hold events featuring video art, performance art, web art, digital art, installation, sand art, cyber art, and other progressive forms of artistic expression.

The curator of the event is Amir Rad, media artist, painter and art researcher who is also director of the institution.

“It is the only professional event in performance art in Iran and hosts 30 artists in various areas and visual art mediums each year,” Rad said.

Participants in the festival were selected on the basis of their activities in practical and theoretical fields during the past year, and their contribution to promotion of performance art.

New sections have been added to the current edition, which highlight the interdisciplinary nature of performance art. “The new sections, it is hoped, will provide a platform for participation of less-known artists in projects on the sidelines.”

Rad himself is one of the participants. Other participants include performance artists such as painter and art critic Mohammad Baqer Ziaee, video artist, music and visual art critic and acoustics expert Alireza Amirhajebi, theater director Asghar Dashti, sculptor Ramin Etemadi Bozorg, photographer Anima Ehtiat, Reza Ghayour, painter and sketch artist Faraz Falahi and theater actress  and documentarian Mina Bozorgmehr, among others.

The TMOCA is located on Kargar Street, between Keshavarz Blvd and Fatemi Street.


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