TEHRAN – An exhibition displaying a selection of the works submitted to the End of Terrorism Art Competition (the End of Daesh Art Competition) opened at Tehran’s Art Bureau on Monday.
Over 250 cartoons, caricature and posters from artists in 64 countries are on view at the exhibition.
The displayed works are mostly from Iran, China, Turkey, Indonesia, the United States of America, Argentina, Australia, Austria and Italy.
The works have been selected from over 2100 submissions by a jury of artists from Iran, Brazil and Russia.
Mohammad-Hossein Nirumand, Masud Nejabati and Mohammadreza Doostmohammadi are the Iranian members of the jury, which also includes Brazilian cartoonist Silvano Mello and Russian artist Alexander Faldin.
Also included in the exhibit are video arts on Mohsen Hojaji, an Iranian soldier who was killed by Daesh forces in Syria.
The video arts have been created by Amir Dastmardi, Abolfazl Khosravi and Abdollah Haji seyyed Hassan.
An announcement from Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force who declared the end of Daesh (ISIS) in November 2017, provided inspiration for the Art Bureau to organize the competition in collaboration with Revayate Fat’h Foundation.
Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu and Aung San Suu Kyi are the main themes in the caricature category.
The liberation of Mosul in Iraq and Aleppo in Syria are the central themes of the cartoon section.
The exhibition will come to an end on June 2 by honoring the winners.
Photo: People visit the End of Terrorism Art Competition exhibition at Tehran’s Art Bureau on May 14, 2018. (Tasnim/Masud Shahrestani)
date: 16 May 2018 id: 27711 source: tehran times