Saba Institute to host 15th Fajr Pageant of Visible Arts

TEHRAN – The 15th edition of the Fajr Pageant of Visible Arts opened on Friday night at the Saba Art and Cultural Institute in Tehran.

440 artworks in the types of painting, illustration, cartoon, pictures, calligraphy, graphic structure, sculpture and miniature are competing for Golden Tooba in the official section.

In addition, 274 functions in different types have been showcased in Qolleha (Tops), a aggressive portion for veteran artists. 

Winners in each classification will also be awarded a 300 million rials (about $720 based mostly on Iran’s free-market place exchange fee: $1 = over 420,000 rials) prize dollars.

The winners of honorable mentions will be supplied 100 million rials prize income.

Is effective from the non-aggressive sections of the pageant are also on check out at key galleries in the capitals of 32 provinces across the state. 

“The organizers have finished their most effective to decentralize the competition,” Mostafa Zaravandian, the director of the festival’s provincial exhibitions, stated last week in the course of a press conference.

Functions by 12 artists from every province are on exhibit in just about every provincial funds, he extra and famous that this motion could assistance uncover promising youthful artists in distinctive media.

Speaking to journalists at the opening ceremony of the festival, Deputy Lifestyle Minister for Creative Affairs Mahmud Salari reported that he has previously entered talks with the country’s important art universities to have their collaboration in the party.

“Therefore, learners and teachers are enjoying vital roles in organizing this year’s pageant,” he extra.

In calls released on social media, teams of artists have asked their colleagues to boycott the festival in assist of the protest organized in opposition to the Iranian government in autumn.

Salari accused these groups of exerting tension on other artists to get them to withdraw from the competition and claimed that their acts prohibit the flexibility of motion of other artists.
The event is just one of the Fajr festivals, which are arranged each calendar year in January and February to rejoice the Islamic Revolution anniversary.

The 15th version of the Fajr Competition of Visible Arts will operate until finally February 17, whilst winners will be honored in a unique ceremony on February 24.  

Photo: Artwork lovers take a look at the 15th Fajr Festival of Visible Arts at the Saba Artwork and Cultural Institute in Tehran on January 27, 2023. (ISNA/Negin Hemmatzadeh)