Iranian artists invited to Global Nomadic Art Project in Germany 

August 13, 2017

TEHRAN – Two Iranian artists Mahdieh Dehqani and Atefeh Khaas have been invited to attend the Global Nomadic Art Project (GNAP), which is scheduled to take place in Darmstadt, Germany running from August 19 to September 3. 

Dehaqani is a graduate of graphic design and Khaas has studied paintings.

A group of 12 German artists and 13 artists from Hungary, India, Iran, Lithuania, South Korea, South Africa and Sweden will work on the project.

The subject of the GNAP is “Urban Nature Art“ and will be carried out in a geologically and historically rich environment of UNESCO Global Geopark, which provides sites in hills and at rivers, GNAP has announced on its website.

The artists will create ephemeral works of art during 16 workshops. Every day, they will be brought to a different site, work there, document their work and leave the place to nature again.

The exhibition of “Urban Nature Art” will run for one month at the site and on the open-air ground of Internationales Waldkunstzentrum (IWZ). Part of it will also be shown in the visitor centers of UNESCO Geopark.

The Global Nomadic Art Project has been founded by artists’ association Yatoo in South Korea together with 20 international nature art curators. So far, the project has been carried out in places in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

The coastal village of Salakh on the Persian Gulf island of Qeshm hosted the event in 2016.

Germany, France, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Turkey are the hosts in 2017, and the project will go to America in 2018. 

All outdoor activities will be documented by film and photo so they can be exhibited in galleries and museums. Finally, everything will be summarized in documentary films.

Photo: This picture shows an artwork by Atefeh Khaas.

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