However, the festival’s exhibitions for various categories will officially open at Tehran’s Saba Art and Cultural Institute on January 30.
A wide array of programs, including exhibitions, workshops and panel discussions, will also be held at the Imam Ali (AS) Religious Arts Museum, Niavaran Cultural Center, Qasr Garden Museum and several other art centers across Tehran.
The first opening will be accompanied with the unveiling of 10 posters created for the 11th edition of the festival.
The Niavaran Cultural Center will host an exhibition of artworks by Iranian artists titled “No. 40” to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
The festival also plans to spotlight movies about visual arts in a section titled “Visual Cinema”. A lineup of acclaimed films on this topic will be screened during the program, which will open at the Iranian Artists Forum on January 29.
Moreover, the forum will be hosting several sessions to be attended by art critics and researchers.
Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi is expected to attend the opening ceremony of festival’s exhibitions at the Saba Art and Cultural Institute.
Over 600 works by about 490 artists will be put on view during the festival and winners will be honored during the closing ceremony of the event at Vahdat Hall on March 6.
The Qasr Garden Museum will showcase works selected from 25 galleries in Tehran and about 30 galleries in different cities.
The festival also plans to organize “40 Exhibits, 40 Cities”, a program during which the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts will showcase a selection of its artworks in 40 Iranian cities.