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“100 Works, 100 Artists” Exhibition at Golestan Gallery

Works of celebrated artists and pioneers of modern art from the 1960’s and 1970’s as well as new talent from different regions and provinces will be hung on the walls
Lili Golestan at the last year’s exhibitLili Golestan at the last year’s exhibit

Golestan Gallery will hold the 26th edition of the exhibition “100 Works, 100 Artists” on August 3 by displaying works of 182 contemporary artists.

The annual event, launched by gallery owner and curator Lili Golestan in 1992, is one of the oldest visual art events in the country, Honaronline reported on its Persian website.

Works of celebrated artists and pioneers of modern art from the 1960’s and 1970’s will be hung on the walls.

Featured artists include abstract painter and sculptor Bahman Mohasses, modernist painter Farideh Lashaie, calligrapher Reza Mafi, landscape painters Mohammad-Ali Taraghijah, Sirak Melkonian and Houshang Pezeshknia, calligrapher and painter Mohammad Ehsai.

Works from new talent from different regions and provinces will also be displayed.

“I chose the works of 182 artists from piles of entries, considering the quality and price. I believe the exhibition will be well received by art lovers,” Golestan said.

Lili Golestan, 74, founded Golestan Gallery in 1988 and since then has tried to help make it easy for people to buy and sell art, support new talent and young artists and take effective measures to expand the horizons of art.

The need for a representative market for artists and attracting foreign buyers has lead to the annual exhibition, she once said.  

“Some years after the gallery was founded, I realized that foreign tourists come to Iran every summer and some want to buy paintings. But there was no place to present such works. So I decided to hold a summer exhibition so that those interested could come and purchase the works of art.”

Golestan is also a translator and art curator and daughter of the prominent filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan. She has translated more than 20 books and written essays and poetry alongside a source book “The Oral History of Iran’s Contemporary Art”. The show will run until August 21.  The gallery is located at No. 34, Kamasaei St., Darrus neighborhood.

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