"Salaam - Iranian Children Books and Illustration" Exhibition
This event has ended.
What impressions do we have of Iran? Is it the sound of the call to prayer emanating from mosques in the morning, the beautiful eyes of women wearing the chador as they walk in the street, or the hustle and bustle of the market where bearded men drink tea? Or is it the impression of a powerful country threatening the rest of the world with its weapons?
There is more to Iran than any of those images suggest: the country has developed its poetry, music, arts and crafts over a 2,500 year history and there are no words to express the high level of artistic sensitivity in the things that have emerged from Persia, be it the carpets or the ruins of buildings. The country is also overflowing with creativity in the field of illustration and this exhibition introduces viewers to this distinctive expression that has appeared in spite of the Ayatollah Khomeini's Islamic revolution against Western influence.
From 2007-02-01 To 2007-02-14