Silk Road Gallery

  • A photography exhibition by late Iranian photographer Bahman Jalali is underway in Tehran’s Silk Road Gallery until 16 February. A statement by Silk Road Gallery reads: “Bahman Jalali (1945-2010) originally studied economics and political science at Melli University in Tehran but later trained as a photographer at the Royal Photographic Society in London. In 1972 he started working as a photographer for Tamasha magazine alongside teaching in various Iranian universities. He also worked as a documentary photographer travelling all across Iran, a vocation that culminated in his work on the Iran–Iraq war, published in several books. He was, in collaboration with his wife Rana Javadi one of the curators of Iran’s fist museum of photography, Akskhaneh, and later a founding member of the photography magazine, Aksnameh. His photographs are in the collection of many museums. His long distinguished career was recognized with a major retrospective at the Antoni Tapies Foundation in Barcelona in 2007. The Niedersachsen Foundation in Hanover posthumously granted him the international Spectrum Photography Prize of 2011. This exhibition, celebrating Jalali's birthday, involves a selection of his exhibitions held in Silk Road Gallery from 2001 to 2009.”

  • A solo photography and installation exhibition now underway in the Tehran’s Silk Road Gallery is displaying artworks by Maryam Firuzi. Dubbed Before Our Chance to Watch Ends, the program runs until January 15, 2020.

  • Tehran’s Silk Road Gallery is the venue for an excellent group painting exhibition by 31 young Iranian artists, all of whom are students of the cartoonist and painter Bozorgmehr Hosseinpour. Dubbed Back Alley Animals, the show will wrap up on 30 August.

  • An excellent collection of caricatures by contemporary artist Bozorgmehr Hosseinpour is on display in the Silk Road Gallery until 6 November. The show is dubbed A Caricaturist in Naser al-Din Shah Heram. Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (16 July 1831 – 1 May 1896) was the King of Persia from 5 September 1848 to 1 May 1896 when he was assassinated.