A Gallery As Big As a Town

Sunday, May 10, 2015


In a project, called ‘A Gallery As Big As a Town’, which Tehran’s mayor hopes will encourage people to visit museums, the billboard ads have been replaced with artworks by renowned local and foreign artists for 10 days, turning the Iranian capital into a giant urban art gallery. The pictures are among more than 1,500 billboards dotted across the capital’s streets, displaying a total of 700 works that also include reproductions of traditional Persian miniatures, carpets, calligraphy and various other art pieces. Iranian artworks have been selected from different periods of Islamic and pre-Islamic arts including potteries, glassware, etc. and contemporary and modern period which displays works by Kamal-ol-Molk and his trained competent students. Tehran’s mayor, Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf, has changed Tehran’s landscape significantly in recent years, building new bridges, tunnels and green spaces. The city’s budget has also increased under his watch. Last year, Ghalibaf unveiled a spectacular high-tech bridge that was designed by a young female architect, Leila Araghian. She recently won an international award for the structure, designed when she was 26. 


*Photo Credit: Mehr News Agency

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