Intl. Festival of Bismillah opens in Tehran

826428_thumThe 10th International Festival of Bismillah opened at the Diplomatic Gallery of the Economic Cooperation Organization’s Cultural Institute (ECI) in Tehran on Friday.
The festival, which highlights posters, calligraphy and logotype works on the theme of In the Name of Allah, has been organized by the ECI, the Ministry of Culture an Islamic Guidance, and several other Iranian institutes, the Culture Ministry announced in a press release on Saturday.

ECI Director Iftikhar Hussain Arif, Culture Minister Mohammad Hosseini, and a number of critics and artists attended the opening ceremony of the festival.

Forty calligraphy and 80 logotype works have been showcased at the festival, which will run until July 18.

The artworks have been selected from 6500 submissions, which have been sent by artists from Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Afghanistan, Jordan, China and several other countries.

Copies of the selected works have also ben put on display in an exhibition at Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Center, which will host the event until July 22.

In addition, the works will be transferred into the Iranian Majlis for a weeklong exhibit on August 4.

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