Abadan Contemporary Art Museum, Abadan, Iran
26 September to 21 November 

Soheila Sokhanvari presents her work at the second edition of the Iran Contemporary Art Biennale, which brings together paintings, photographs, installations and video art highlighting peace, not war. 

The Iran Contemporary Art Biennale (ICA Biennale) successfully concluded its second edition “Peace on Paper” on 31 July at the Niavaran Cultural Center (NCC) in Tehran, with the second leg of the Biennale opening on 26 September 2016 at the Abadan Museum of Contemporary art. The Iran Contemporary Art Biennale is an independent and non-profit organization and has been dedicated to the advancement of discourse on peace in the field of contemporary art in Iran. It provides a context for the production and exhibition of Iranian as well as international contemporary art and related cultural practices.

The “ICA Biennale” began as a venture to showcase Iranian contemporary art by providing an international platform for innovative contemporary Iranian artists; alongside established international artists so as to create a space for cultural and social appreciation and exchange. “Peace on Paper” continues where the first edition “The Culture of Peace” left off, with some 90 Iranian visual artists participating and 35 international artists hailing from around the world and 15 galleries present, including three from Germany, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. This programme has been curated by Majid Abbasi-Farhani with Shadi Noyan as the curatorial advisor for the second edition.

Text from an article from Art Radar by Lisa Pollman.

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