The first art festival for Persian speakers living in Europe is slated to take place in Paris, France in January, 2018.
“This exhibition gives a real insight into women’s status and their rights in modern Iranian society,” said cartoonist Pantea Vaeznia who has worked with Gol Aqa, a Persian satirical magazine, and several Iranian newspapers.
The cartoons have been created by Vaeznia for the exhibit, which is part of the 1st Persian Speakers in Europe Art Festival, the organizers announced in a press release on Monday. The Persiana Media Group is the main organizer of the festival, which will be held from January 13 – 20, 2018. The event is designed to introduce Persian art and culture to the world.
“Despite all the misinformation about Iran from foreign media, Iranian women are active in various cultural, social and political fields,” Vaeznia stated.
“Iran’s patriarchal society has not only failed to keep women in homes, but also has caused them to strive for greater success,” she added.
“By this exhibition, I intend to change the improper views of Iranian expatriates about women’s status in Iran and convince them to be more realistic,” she noted.
Vaeznia said that her exhibition will familiarize visitors with women’s problems as well with their successes in Iranian society.
Speaking about the photography section, Vaeznia said the participants will be submitting their works in the free and thematic section of urban landscape photography, culture of citizenship, and immigration. The artists taking part in the thematic section will be in Paris photographing the city.
The works will be showcased in an exhibition and published in a book entitled ‘Paris 2018’.
Vaeznia also pointed out to the selection of the panel of judges for the caricature section and said she will be judging the works together with Bozorgmehr Hosseinpur and Ahmad Arabani. Registration has been open since October 6th to Persian speakers interested in taking part in the art festival of Persian speakers living in Europe from Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan.
This is the first festival of its kind organized in association with the Persiana Cultural Association, formed by Persian, Tajik, and Afghan speakers active in the arts and culture of the Persian speaking world.
Subscribe to The Iranian newsletter
Sign up for our daily newsletter to get the top news stories delivered to your inbox.