Art And Culture

Int’l Sculpture Symposium Opens in Milad Tower

Int’l Sculpture Symposium Opens in Milad TowerInt’l Sculpture Symposium Opens in Milad Tower

The 8th edition of Tehran International Sculpture Symposium opened on Friday, at the iconic Milad Tower.

A total of 29 sculptors, including 14 foreign participants from 13 countries, started working on blocks of travertine, a form a limestone, provided as the main material for their creations.

Seyed Mojtaba Mousavi, cultural deputy at the Tehran Beautification Organization (TBO), said, “A total of 187 sculptors from 53 countries had applied and submitted their plans. We selected 12 from among the applicants and added two guest artists,” Honaronline reported.

“The event will run through May 14 when the closing ceremony will be held. The workshop where the sculptures are being carved will end on May 13,” Mousavi said.  

The symposium comprises three sections: National, Student and International. In the international section, artists from Germany, Italy, Spain, Albany, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Russia, Turkey, Georgia, Romania, Japan, Armenia and Latvia are participating.

Though the sculpting material chosen this year is travertine, “participants will also produce some works with granite in collaboration with the two guest artists.”

The section for students is for educational and experimental purposes and “will not enter any competition,” Mousavi added.

The three top winners will be awarded $5,000, $3,500, and $2,000 respectively. They will also receive diplomas of the symposium.

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