The exhibition aims to introduce the Persian civilization, allow Chinese viewers to feel contemporary Iranian culture, and extend friendship between the two nations, reported 

The exhibition titled, ‘Dialogue Beyond Time & Space – 2021 The Legend of Persian Art,’ will run through August 10 at Powerlong Art Center. 

From paintings and sculptures to art installations, the exhibition brings art pieces, which were created by 43 contemporary Iranian artists, to present a combination of Persian classic art and modern art to Chinese viewers for the first time. 

According to Consul General of Iran in Shanghai Ramazan Parvaz, Iran and China have a friendship dating back to the ancient Silk Road Era, while the profound interaction between the two countries in trade and culture has been extended to the present.

“Thanks to the Belt and Road Initiative and the 25-Year Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation Plan, the new era for cooperation and integration has begun, especially in the culture sector,” said Parvaz, wishing for more active and flourishing cooperation and communication to be carried out on the new stage. 

Iran’s geographical position between the East and the West helped transform this land into a crossroads of civilization and become a great source of art and ideas. It has a rich art heritage including weaving and architecture as well as intangible heritage, such as poetry. 

This exhibition vows to present contemporary Iranian arts, which demonstrate the actual trends of the minds of Iranian artists to the Chinese people, bringing the two civilizations together in the modern era, said Hossein Bordbar, curator of the exhibition, noting that art is the essential way of communication and understanding between nations.

Source: Iran daily