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‘Seven Views’ at Niavaran Cultural Center

‘Seven Views’ at Niavaran Cultural Center
‘Seven Views’ at Niavaran Cultural Center

The managers of seven galleries in Tehran, Aria, Elaheh, Day, Golestan, Mah-e- Mehr, Haft Samar and Vali, have for the 9th time, come together to organize a group exhibition of diverse works in visual arts.

The joint project of the seven art galleries is called ‘Haft Negah’ (Seven Views), and the upcoming edition will open on Thursday, December 22, at Niavaran Cultural Center in northern Tehran, and will run through January 6, 2017.

The mission of the joint effort is to promote the economics of arts or cultural economics (a branch of economics that studies the economics of creation, distribution, and the consumption of works of art) and introduce genuine artworks at fair prices, ILNA reported.

Over 300 paintings, calligraphic paintings and sculptures, as well as a limited number of engraving prints will be exhibited at the event. Prices start from 3 million rials ($76) and go up to one billion rials ($25,400).

Each of the seven galleries will present the works of their selected artists. Choosing and pricing of the works will be done by the corresponding gallery.

 280 Artists Attending

The featured works are created by a total of 280 artists from three generations who, over a century, have made great contributions to Iran’s art. Among the artists, there are a number of celebrated figures including Iranian painter, illustrator and author Parviz Kalantari (1931-2016) and Assyrian-Iranian painter Hannibal Alkhas (1930-2010).

Other notable artists whose works are to be featured are: sculptor Esmail Tavakoli (1924-1994), modernist painter Farideh Lashaee (1944-2013), avant-garde sculptor Jazeh Tabatabai (1931-2008), painter and art critic Mansour Qandriz (1936-1966), painter and calligrapher Reza Mafi, 73,  painter and author Qolam Hussein Nami, 80, painter, sculptor, film and theater director and set designer Taha Behbahani, 69, visual artist and sculptor Behrouz Daresh, 74, and cartoonist and graphic designer Kambiz Derambakhsh, 74.

Painter and calligrapher Ali Shirazi, 56, and painters Mohammad Ali Taraqijah, 73, Bahram Dabiri, 66, Gizella Varga Sinai, 72, are Farah Ossouli, 63, are also participating.

The first edition of ‘Haft Negah’ was held in March 2007 at Niavaran Cultural Center with the participation of 140 artists. Over the years, the joint project has become a symbol of cooperation between art galleries in Tehran. It has encouraged large groups of the public to purchase artworks, and added new collectors to the community of visual arts.

The last edition was held on November 2015 at the same venue, located on Pasdaran Avenue, across Niavaran Park.

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