TEHRAN (Iran News) – Embassy of Italy Exhibits Mikhak’s Art Collections . On Thursday the Embassy of Italy put on display Akbar Mikhak’s Art Collections during the presentation of the Embassy’s new episode of its video series on fine arts.
The life and artwork of Akbar Mikhak, a multifaceted Iranian artist who has lived and worked in Rome where he undertook a personal artistic journey from realism to abstract art, is featured in the new episode of the Italian Embassy’s video-series “From Tehran to Rome. A Journey through Art”, screened yesterday at the residence of the Italian Ambassador in Tehran, Giuseppe Perrone.
In intervening at the ceremony, the artist himself explained to the audience made up of art critics, gallery directors, art collectors and diplomats. How deep and meaningful his artistic, intellectual and human experience in Italy was.
Akbar Mikhak has lived in Italy for 24 years, studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, and perfecting his training in areas such as set design and industrial design.
In Rome he also opened a successful art gallery (Galleria Altri Temi) and a cultural center (Centro Culturale Aquario). He finally returned to Iran, to his hometown Isfahan, in 1996.
In addition to the screening of the documentary, the gardens of the Italian Residence hosted an exhibit of some of the most representative artworks of three of Mikhak’s signature collections.
From the first collection, entitled “Vague”, 20 postcards were exhibited, laid out on a large panel to outline the various stages of an ideal journey from Rome to Isfahan and back. From the second one, “Living Soul”, 6 stylized photographs of reflections of Venice in the water were also introduced to the public. From the last collection, by the name “Playing with the Letters of the Alphabet”, 4 paintings of abstract calligraphy were exhibited, featuring a reinterpretation and combination of signs and letters of the Persian and Latin alphabets.
The documentary “Akbar Mikhak. From Realism to Abstraction “, as well as the previous four episodes of the series “From Tehran to Rome. A Journey through Art”, are available for viewing on the Embassy’s social media platform (YouTube, Instagram, Twitter).