Fajr visual arts festival to celebrate birthday of Hazrat Fatima (SA) with “Shadow of Tooba”

TEHRAN – A collection of artworks by prime feminine artists of all the previous editions of the Fajr Festival of Visual Arts will be proven in the virtual show “Shadow of Tooba” to celebrate the birthday of Hazrat Fatima (SA), the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad (S).

The assortment will be obtainable on the website and Instagram website page of Iran’s Institute for Progress of Up to date Visual Arts.

A whole of 103 artworks by 92 woman artists who have been the recipients of Golden Tooba awards of the competition will be exhibited in the exhibit, which opens Tuesday.

The artists include things like sculptor Atena Akhavan, illustrator Ameneh Arbabun, ceramist Nikoo Esmaeili, painter Sarvenaz Emtiyazi and miniaturist Nasrin Aqamiri.

Also included are graphic designer Atefeh Sheid Moaddab, illustrator Nushin Safaju, miniaturist Zahra Sanatgar and sculptor Elham Shokri.

The 13th Fajr Competition of Visible Arts will be held in the Saba Art and Cultural Institute in the course of February.

Nine veteran Iranian artists will be honored with life span achievement awards this 12 months.

The honorees are master of sculpture and ceramics Jafar Najibi, cartoonist Ahmad Abdollahinia, illustrator Saeid Razzaqi, painter Garnic Derhakupian, miniaturist Khashayr Qazizadeh, graphic designer Ahmad Aqaqolizadeh, art researcher Yaqub Ajand, photographer Mohammad-Hossein Heidari and calligrapher Mohammad Salahshur.

A assortment of 93 calligraphy works has been selected to compete in the competition this yr.

“The performs have been picked out of 511 works submitted by 239 calligraphers,” a member of the jury, Mojtaba Malekzadeh, reported in a press launch printed previous week.

He noted that most of the performs are in the nastaliq design of calligraphy.

He also mentioned that what will make the final judgment tricky is that all styles of calligraphy need to be judged together this 12 months whilst in preceding editions every design was judged in its very own group.

“We comprehend recent problems in the place, and I feel in the calligraphy section it would be far better if we have extra than one particular honoree,” he remarked.

Member of the cartoon segment of the festival Masud Ziai also declared that 49 cartoons will be competing in the cartoon section of the pageant this yr.

The collection has been selected out of 266 submissions by 100 artists.

In a press launch printed in late December, the organizers had referred to as on Iranian artists who have been honored at worldwide occasions to participate in the pageant.

“Interested artists who have been given global awards at the biennials and festivals in 2019 and 2020 will be attending the new area named ‘World Stars of Iranian Art’,” director of the competition Ali-Ashraf Sandoqabadi experienced said.

He stated that the submitted performs will be revealed in the reserve of the festival.

He also claimed that an exhibition of lithographs by curator Ahmad Vakili will also be held on the margins of the pageant.

“The winners of the Visual Arts Festival for Youth around the earlier 3 a long time, as nicely as the winners from the two previous editions of the Fajr Festival of Visual Arts, the fifth Iranian Intercontinental Calligraphy Biennial and the 11th Nationwide Biennial of Present-day Iranian Ceramic Artwork, are also attending this year and their works will also be judged for the remaining awards,” he concluded.

Picture: A poster for “Shadow of Tooba” digital show.

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