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Tehran Museum hosting exhibition on Palestine

The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art is currently hosting an exhibition themed on Palestine, titled ‘A Carving on Stone’.

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art is currently hosting an exhibition titled ‘A Carving on Stone’, featuring a selection of artworks by Iranian, Palestinian, and international artists.

Curated by the art critic and researcher Mohammad-Reza Vahidzadeh, the exhibition focuses on the theme of Palestine.  

The exhibition showcases pieces from the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art's own collection, as well as contributions from the Saba Cultural and Art Institute, the Cultural and Artistic Institution of Ravayat-e Fat’h, and various personal collections, according to a report by IRNA on Tuesday.

The display includes works by artists from different eras, using a variety of styles and techniques. These masterpieces were created in response to the Gaza genocide by the Israel after October 07.

Prominent contemporary artists such as Banksy, Ai Weiwei, Mike Pare, Samia Halaby, and Maisara Baroud are featured in the exhibition.

Additionally, the show includes over 100 works by notable Iranian artists, including Habibollah Sadeqi, Kazem Chalipaa, Iraj Eskandari, Hossein Khosrojerdi, Nasser Palangi, Qolamali Taheri, Mostafa Goudarzi, Morteza Asadi, Abdolhamid Qadirian, Ahmad Esfandiari, Mohammad Ali Tarqijah, Habibollah Ayatollahi, Ali Vazirian, and Mostafa Naderlou.

The exhibition will run until September 08, 2024.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, more than 38,000 Palestinians have been killed since Israel launched its military offensive on October 7. Half of Gaza's buildings, including hospitals and homes, and hundreds of cultural and religious sites, have been damaged or destroyed during the nine-month war on Gaza.

Satellite imagery analysis indicates that approximately 50 percent of Gaza's structures and 62 percent of homes have been damaged or destroyed. This extensive destruction has left more than a million Palestinians homeless and nearly 2.3 million residents displaced, facing severe shortages of food, clean water, and medical services.

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