TEHRAN – Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (Kanoon) will celebrate the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by holding a painting exhibition.
Paintings created by Kanoon members on the themes of sports, winter sports and the Olympics will be exhibited at the showcase titled “Flying Dreams Iranian Children’s Painting Exhibition”.
The exhibition which will open Tuesday at the Shahid Mohammad Taha Gallery in Kanoon will be organized under the slogan “Together for a common future”.
“The exhibition aims to cement the friendly relations between the Iranian and Chinese peoples and make Iranian children better aware of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics,” Kanoon said in a press release issued on Sunday.
The exhibition, which will run until Feb. 19, will be organized with contributions from the Iran-China Friendship Association and the Chinese Embassy in Tehran.
Children participating in the exhibition will be honored at the opening ceremony, which will be attended by Chinese diplomats and Iranian cultural officials.
Iran and China plan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic relations this year. However, parts of the plans have already been implemented since 2021.
An ongoing exhibition of Persian paintings at the Shanghai Art Collection Museum is among the plans.
The exhibition titled “Persian Treasures – Iranian Miniatures Exhibition” features a rich collection on loan from Malek National Library and Museum and Reza Abbasi Museum, two major Tehran-based art centers that maintain rich collections of Persian paintings.
A number of works have also been loaned by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Isfahan and the Chehel Sotun Palace Museum in Isfahan.
The exhibition, which will run until February 27, is organized with the contribution of the Consulate General of Iran in Shanghai and the Bordbar Collection in Isfahan.
Earlier in August 2021, the Powerlong Art Center in Shanghai also held an exhibition of traditional and modern Persian artworks to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations between Iran and China.
Photo: A poster for the Iranian children’s painting exhibition Flying Dreams.