TEHRAN –(Iranart)- o mark the International Day of Peace, the 5th Art for Peace Festival will be held at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran, September 12-22.
The event will include artworks, in the fields of painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video art, music and performance, by artists from more than 20 countries, Mehr News Agency reported.
“The festival has received more than 130 works and we are selecting from among them,” said the secretary of the event, Fereydoun Farbod, himself a graphic designer and photographer. The main slogan this year is “Imagine Peace”.
According to the festival website, the event aims to apply art to identify and empower the potential for enhancing the culture of tolerance and peace and to help remove people’s inherent cultural barriers that hinder the way to peace and peaceful coexistence in the world.
It looks at the subject of peace as the main theme of the works beyond national, religious and personal boundaries. The goals include using art as a means to promote the culture of peace, creating a platform for local artists to interact with their overseas peers and exhibiting works by foreign artists in the country.
The festival was established in 2013 by Farbod together with the help of a group of local artists, cultural figures and peace activists.
Four years and four festivals later, the number of supporters has exceeded 5000 people globally and the forum has collaboration with several organizations including Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iranian Artists Forum, Niavaran Cultural Foundation and Mojdeh, Vista and Shirin Art Gallery.