اين نمايشگاه مجموعه ايست از آثار هنرمندانى از كشورهاى مختلف كه با استفاده از مديومى همسان، گامى فراسوى تواناييهاى تكنيكال برداشته اند. هر هنرمند تعداد سى و سه چاپ همسان(تيراژ) از يك اثر ارسال كرده و در پايان مجموعه اى از آثار شركت كنندگان اين پروژه دريافت خواهد كرد. سه تيراژ باقيمانده براى مقاصد نمايشگاهى استفاده میشود
مهدى درويشى(م. ١٣٦٧، دورود)، كيوريتور اين نمايشگاه، هنرمند ايرانى ساكن تهران است كه تمركز اصلى اش روى چاپ دستى و هنر تعامليست. وی در سال ١٣٩١، مدرك كارشناسى نقاشى را از دانشكده هنرهاى زيباى دانشگاه تهران اخذ نمود و تا كنون تجربه پنج نمايش انفرادى از آثارش در تهران، بيروت و بلگراد را پشت سرگذاشته. همچنين آثار او، در بيش از هفتاد فستيوال بين المللى و نمايشگاه، حضور داشته است
همچنین تعدادی از كارهاى مهدی درویشی در مجموعه هایی نگهدارى ميشود كه از جمله آنها ميتوان به كتابخانه ملى كانادا، منهتن گرافيك سنتر نيويورك، آتليه سركوله مونترال، موزه هنربشكير استيت روسيه، مجموعه چاپ دستى دانشگاه هنر بلگراد، صربستان، مجموعه چاپ دستى دانشگاه هنر تاما، توكيو، موزه هنرهاى زيباى ايكاترينبرگ، روسيه، موزه چاپ دستى پالئولوژى كستل ايتاليا، مجموعه بين المللى بريتاپرينز، مادريد، دانشكده هنرهاى زيباى دانشگاه تهران، و موزه هنرهاى معاصر تهران اشاره کرد
برخی از جوايز بين المللى او شامل بورس مطالعاتى مگالو پرينت استوديو استراليا، بورس مطالعاتى آتليه سركوله كانادا، جايزه دوم سه سالانه چاپ دستى اورال روسيه، شايسته تقدير بينال چاپ دستى ونكوور كانادا، جايزه دوم پنجمين دوسالانه چاپ دستى استانبول، شايسته تقدير دوسالانه چاپ دستى آواگامى توكيو، جايزه بزرگ نهمين دوسالانه چاپ دستى كانادا، و جايزه مركز فرهنگى-هنرى دومين دوسالانه چاپ دستى رومانى میباشد
The exhibition surveys the works of a group of printmakers from multiple countries, who are using the same medium (printmaking) to take their work way beyond the technical abilities.
Each artist has sent an edition of 33 of the same print and will receive a portfolio including the works of all the participants. There will be three remaining editions for exhibition purposes.
About The Curator:
Mehdi Darvishi (b.1988, Doroud), the curator of the show, is an Iranian artist based in Tehran. His primary focus is on Printmaking and Interactive Art in 2012, he received a BFA in Painting from Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Tehran. Darvishi has had five solo exhibitions in Tehran, Belgrade, and Beirut. He has exhibited his works in more than seventy international Festivals and group exhibitions.
Mehdi's works are in some permanent art collections including:
• National Library and Archives of Montreal, Canada
• Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC, USA
• Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, Canada
• Bashkir State Art Museum M.V., Nesterov, Ufa, Russia
• Graphic Art permanent collection of Belgrade University of Art, Belgrade
• Serbia, Tama Art University Collection, Tokyo, Japan
• Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Mezzotint Collection, Ekaterinburg, Russia,
• Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, Iran
• Museum of Engraving Collection - Paleologi Castle in Acqui Terme, Italy,
• Brita Prinz Arte International Collection, Spain,
• The University of Tehran, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tehran, Iran
He has also received some prizes from international festivals including:
• 2017”Megalo Print” Residency Award” Canberra, Australia, 2017"Atelier Circulaire Residency Award" Montreal,
• 2016 “Second Prize” Ural Print Triennial, Ufa, Russia,
• 2016 “Honorable Mention” IX BIMPE International MiniPrint Biennial, Vancouver, Canada,
• 2016 “Second Prize” V Istanbul International Printmaking Biennial, Turkey,
• 2015 “Honorable Mention” in “Awagami International Print Festival”, Tokushima, Japan,
• 2015"Grand Prize" 9th BIECTR, Canada, 2012“Cultural and Art center Prize” II graphic art biennial, Romania
Overview and HistoryTehran is the capital of Iran and the largest city in the Middle East, with a population of fifteen million people living under the peaks of the Alborz mountain range.Although archaeological evidence places human activity around Tehran back into the years 6000BC, the city was not mentioned in any writings until much later, in the thirteenth century. It's a relatively new city by Iranian standards.But Tehran was a well-known village in the ninth century. It grew rapidly when its neighboring city, Rhages, was destroyed by Mongolian raiders. Many people fled to Tehran.In the seventeenth century Tehran became home to the rulers of the Safavid Dynasty. This is the period when the wall around the city was first constructed. Tehran became the capital of Iran in 1795 and amazingly fast growth followed over the next two hundred years.The recent history of Tehran saw construction of apartment complexes and wide avenues in place of the old Persian gardens, to the detriment of the city's cultural history.The city at present is laid out in two general parts. Northern Tehran is more cosmopolitan and expensive, southern Tehran is cheaper and gets the name "downtown."Getting ThereMehrabad airport is the original one which is currently in the process of being replaced by Imam Khomeini International Airport. The new one is farther away from the city but it now receives all the international traffic, so allow an extra hour to get there or back.TransportationTehran driving can be a wild free-for-all like some South American cities, so get ready for shared taxis, confusing bus routes and a brand new shiny metro system to make it all better. To be fair, there is a great highway system here.The metro has four lines, tickets cost 2000IR, and they have segregated cars. The women-only carriages are the last two at the end, FYI.Taxis come in two flavors, shared and private. Private taxis are more expensive but easier to manage for the visiting traveler. Tehran has a mean rush hour starting at seven AM and lasting until 8PM in its evening version. Solution? Motorcycle taxis! They cut through the traffic and any spare nerves you might have left.People and CultureMore than sixty percent of Tehranis were born outside of the city, making it as ethnically and linguistically diverse as the country itself. Tehran is the most secular and liberal city in Iran and as such it attracts students from all over the country.Things to do, RecommendationsTake the metro to the Tehran Bazaar at the stop "Panzda Gordad". There you can find anything and everything -- shoes, clothes, food, gold, machines and more. Just for the sight of it alone you should take a trip there.If you like being outside, go to Darband and drink tea in a traditional setting. Tehranis love a good picnic and there are plenty of parks to enjoy. Try Mellat park on a friday (fridays are public holidays), or maybe Park Daneshjou, Saaii or Jamshidieh.Remember to go upstairs and have a look around, always always always! The Azadi Tower should fit the bill; it was constructed to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.Tehran is also full of museums such as:the Contemporary Art Museumthe Abghine Musuem (glass works)the 19th century Golestan Royal Palace museumthe museum of carpets (!!!)Reza Abbasi Museum of extraordinary miniaturesand most stunning of all,the Crown Jewels Museum which holds the largest pink diamond in the world and many other jaw-dropping jewels.Text by Steve Smith.