The 11th Biennale of Ceramics terminated on January 29 at Niavaran Cultural Center
According to the
Public Relations of Niavaran Cultural Center, the closing ceremony of the 11th
Biennale of Ceramics was on the evening of Friday January 29th at
the Khalij-e Fars Hall with one third of the capacity and under observation of
all the health protocols.
The Ceremony was held
with the presence of Hadi Mozaffari the Director General of the Visual Arts of
the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Hirbod Hemmat Azad the Secretary
of the Biennale and members of the Policy Council, Selection Council and the
Board of Juries, Managers of Niavaran Cultural Center as well as the artists
participating in this Biennale.
commented this Biennale can be looked at through three perspectives. First of
all this Biennale spent 9 years duration of difficult conditions and despite
the financial problems and under the shadow of Corona, it formed with a great
He continued: Before
holding this Biennale, there were critics criticizing this field to be
contemporary. But Ceramics Exhibition proved that ceramic is an important and
"It is necessary to remind the performing team's character, dignity and
manner. I believe that the Ceramics Society is one the best artistic
organizations in the country."
Hirbod Hemmat Azad
the Secretary of the event also said: "We all know that the circumstances
were not suitable for holding this Biennale at all. Financial pressures and
Corona Virus and 9 years of not being able to hold the biennale and also the
criticisms about it and about ceramics not being a medium were all the
obstacles of this road."
"Today, ceramics is moving slowly and steadily without the confusion created
by some artistic societies and this biennale proved the abilities of this
medium. He appreciated the artists for creating and producing such great
artworks through such social and mental crisis and also the Visual Arts
Managers, the Ceramic Artists Association, Members of the
Board of Policy and Niavaran Cultural Center and wished a better situation and
ambiance for the artists in this field of art in the near future.”
Following, the speech
of the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance was read the selected artists
of this biennale were announced and the biennale book was presented.
It is notable that the
Ceramics Biennale opened on October 31, 2020 by 87 artists with 94 artworks at the
Gallery No. 1 of Niavaran Cultural Center and all through the biennale
duration, artworks were also exhibited virtual.