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Water Conscious Art on View at Laleh Gallery

Water Conscious Art on View at Laleh GalleryWater Conscious Art on View at Laleh Gallery

To help raise public awareness about the significance of water and promote judicious water consumption, Laleh Art Gallery in Tehran has set up a group exhibition it calls “Water.”

The exhibition is curated by painter, graphic designer, illustrator and sketch artist Jalaloddin Mashmouli. It opened on August 18 and will run through September 9, Tandis online magazine of visual art reported.

Paintings, video art, photographs, installations, collages, prints and sound arts by 16 artists are on display at the gallery located on the northern flank of Laleh Park on Fatemi Street.

In the wake of the worsening drought and water crisis across the country, the exhibit seeks to encourage people to rethink their consumption habits.

While climate change is said to have exacerbated Iran’s already prevailing water shortage, experts maintain it is the absence of proper management of resources that has plunged the country into a state of water bankruptcy.

Official data show that the average rate of precipitation in the country has been on the decline for at least ten years. The climatic changes are obvious and easily perceptible by ordinary citizens as previously snow-abundant winters are replaced by periods of cold but dry weather.  However, experts emphasize that the changes would not have resulted in a crisis had development plans been devised in accordance with the climatic trends and the ecological capacities of Iran’s geographical area.

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