آخرین نمایش آثار عباس معیری در ایران تاریخ ۱۸ اردیبهشت ماه سال ۱۳۵۶ توسط گالری لیتو برگزار شد
فعالیتهای چهار دهه عباس معیری و تلاش او برای معرفی هنر و فرهنگ ایرانزمین، رییس جمهور سابق فرانسه ، ژاک شیراک، را بر آن میدارد که از او به عنوان استاد هنر بخش ایرانِ شهرِ پاریس دعوت به همکاری کند
عباس معیری تا به امروز که هفتادونه سال دارد، لحظهای از هنر ایرانی خود غافل نبوده است. او در بیش از صد و چهل نمایشگاه در کشورهای مختلف شرکت کرده است. تابلوهای او را میتوان در مجموعههای خصوصی بنامی چون شاهزاده حسنخان محلاتی، شاهزاده ابونصر عضد، سلطانعلی قاجار و بسیاری از اهالی سینمای فرانسه از جمله کلود بری و بسیاری دیگر یافت. صحنهی پرشور هنر پاریس به حدی قدردان هنر عباس معیری است که آثار او را به عنوان هنرمندی فرانسوی، در سال ۲۰۱۶، به موزه هنر معاصر شهر سئول معرفی میکند
این نمایشگاه شخصیت ایرانی هنرمندی را به نمایش می گذارد که برای بیان وجود ایرانی خود ابزارهای متفاوتی را در اختیار گرفته است. نقاشی رسانهی اصلی اوست، ولی معیری به نقاشی بسنده نمیکند گاهی اوقات شعر و سازش را به مدد میگیرد و گاهی بازی در یک اثر نمایشی یا سینمایی
SHIRIN ART GALLERY and BADGUIR are pleased to invite you to the opening of The Retrospective Exhibition of Abbas Moayeri, one of the emblematic artists of Iran's modern art that will display a fine selection of its works.
This will be the first Exhibition of Abbas Moayeri in Iran since May 1976 when Lito Gallery showed his works in Tehran. Over the past four decades, he has been residing in Paris and has been actively keen on introducing Iranian art and culture in France. His enthusiasm in his artistic activities led former French president Jacques Chirac to invite him to work as a professor of Iranian art in Paris.
Abbas Moayeri who is now seventy-nine years old has always been inspired by his original Iranian roots and has implemented his inspirations in his works. He has participated in more than one hundred and forty exhibitions in various countries around the world. His paintings can be found in famous private collections such as the ones of Prince Hassan Khan Mahallati, Prince of Monaco, Prince Abu Naser, Judge Soltanalyi Qajar, and many French film directors such as Claude Berri. In 2016, the passionate art scene of Paris was so grateful towards the art of Abbas Moayeri that his work was featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoulas a French artist.
This exhibition reveals his Iranian character as he went across many forms of expressions, from poetry, music, to film and theatre, but at the end, painting is his most passionate way of expressing his feelings.
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.