The iconic tower of Tehran, Milad, has hosted the 8th edition of Tehran International Sculpture Symposium.
“A total of 187 sculptors from 53 countries had applied and submitted their plans”, said cultural deputy at the Tehran Beautification Organization (TBO) Seyed Mojtaba Mousavi , adding that “We have selected 12 among the applicants and also hosted two guest artists,”.
A total of 29 sculptors, including 14 foreign participants from 13 countries, started working on blocks of travertine, on Friday, provided as the main material for their creations.
He added that the closing ceremony of the event in three sections of National, Student, and International, will be held on May 14 in Milad Tower.
In the international section, artists from Germany, Italy, Spain, Albany, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Russia, Turkey, Georgia, Romania, Japan, Armenia and Latvia are participating.
Though the sculpting material chosen this year is travertine, “participants will also produce some works with granite in collaboration with the two guest artists.”
The section for students is for educational and experimental purposes and “will not enter any competition,” Mousavi added.
The three top winners will be awarded $5,000, $3,500, and $2,000 respectively.