International sculpture symposium in Tehran, Iran (Photos)

The 7th International Sculpture Symposium of Tehran 2015, from September 23rd to October 16th, included a stone workshop, an iron workshop and an exhibition section and was subdivided into a main and a student competition category.

The jury of the symposium, with two Iranian and a foreign member, had selected works by 14 foreign artists from Russia, Belarus, Albania, Portugal, Italy, Serbia, Taiwan, South Korea, Germany, Peru, Bulgaria, Greece and Romania to participate in the event.

Sculptors from South Korea, Taiwan and Peru took home the first prizes. Su-Dong Cho from South Korea and Wu Ming-Sheng from Taiwan shared the first prize in the stone category. The second prize in the stone category was also shared by Mehdi Seifi from Iran and Stefano Grattarola from Italy. In the steel category Peruvian sculptor Pool Guillen won the top prize and Amir Vafai from Iran won the second prize.

Sculptors, experts and artists gathered at Tehran’s Milad Tower to examine the art of sculpting in four panels. During the first part of the conference the artists, including Saeed Rafiee-Fard, Javad Hassanjani and Kianoosh Motaqedi, presented papers. The second part analyzed the works presented at the symposium.

To see pictures of the artists click here: IRNA | Artists at the 7th Sculpture Symposium

To see pictures of the award ceremony click here:
1. Mehr News Agency (photos)
2. Honar Online (photos)

Sources: Iran DailyBorna News, IRNA, Tasnim News 1, Tasnim News 2, Mehr News Agency (MNA) 1, MNA 2, MNA 3Honar Online, Tehran Press Agency (TPA) 1TPA 2, Tavoos Online,

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