The Ambassador of Cyprus Mr. Petros T. Nacouzis attended Niavaran Cultural Center to visit the “11th National Ceramic Biennale of Iran”
According to Niavaran Cultural Center Public Relations, on
the evening of Tuesday November 17, the Ambassador of Cyprus Mr. Petros T.
Nacouzis visited the “11th National Ceramic Biennale of Iran”.
Hirbod Hemmat Azad the Secretary and Curator of this event
said: “In fact, the ambassadors and representatives
of other countries visiting and attending these exhibitions is important
from the perspective that in addition to social functions and display of
culture and art that focuses on the structures of Iranian society, it also has
He added: “This exhibition indicates that Iranian art
especially ceramics, has flourished in the fields of technique and art, and compared
to developed countries whose cultural events
are at minimum standards these days, we have been able to hold such an exhibition
through the tough conditions of sanctions and the pandemic of Corona.”
Hemmat Azad stated: “Through
the hard economical period, artists worked hard for this biennial. More than 90
percent of the artworks are particularly made for this event and despite the
financial pressures, managers also supported this event.”
He also mentioned that
the ambassador of Cyprus pointed out the range of ceramic art capability and
the maturity this field of art has achieved by Persian artists and how surprised
he was that in such difficult conditions we were able to hold this exhibition. "And this is the
effective function that I would say this biennale can possess" Hemmat
In the meeting that Mr. Nacouzis had with the General Manager of Niavaran Cultural Center, cultural
and artistic negotiations, suggestions and propositions were exchanged.
In this meeting they discussed
the sisterhood agreements between Niavaran Cultural Center and cultural and
artistic centers of Cyprus which due to the history of the ancient background relations
between Iran and Cyprus, the Head of Niavaran Cultural Center stated that he
is eager to have mutual cultural and artistic interactions for Cyprian artists
in Iran and vise versa.
They also talked about
performing master classes for the artists of two countries in Tehran and Nicosia.
Approving this idea Mr. Petros
T. Nacouzis said that the relationship between Iran and Cyprus is a thousand years old and he hopes it
returns to its peak with artistic cooperation of the two countries.
In this series of the
biennale there are 94 artworks from 87 artists chosen by the board of judges.
The board of judges include:
M. Ghorbani Shah Koochaki, M. Ziaee, B. Fayyazi, M. Moharrami, N. Khaladj and B.