Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Italian officials visit Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

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The undersecretary of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism, Antimo Cesaro, and the undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Vincenzo Amendola, visited the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday.

Italian Ambassador Mauro Conciatori also accompanied the officials during the visit, the museum announced in a press release.

Cesaro said that he visited the treasure trove of the museum during his trip to Iran last year, but displaying a selection of the works on the walls of the museum has added more to the beauty of the works.

He also said that publishing books, discovering young talents, as well as holding exhibitions of works by Iranian and Italian artists are among the programs that will come on stream after agreements.

Ali-Mohammad Zare’, the director of the museum, welcomed the idea put forth by Cesaro and said that the museum and its several centers are quite ready for more cooperation and workshops.

Works by many august artists of the West, including Claude Monet, Francis Bacon, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Georges Braque, Alberto Giacometti, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Donald Judd, Andy Warhol, René Magritte, Duane Hanson and Chuck Close, are on display at the museum.

Italy is the guest country of the 30th Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) and a number of Italian officials have been invited to the country.

The visit to the museum is part of their programs on the sidelines of the book fair.

Photo: Italian Ambassador Mauro Conciatori (1st L) and the undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Vincenzo Amendola (4th L), and some unidentified persons visit the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art on May 5, 2017. (Photo by TMCA)  

Via: Tehran Times

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