TEHRAN – The Iranian Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (Kanoon) is celebrating the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics by organizing a painting exhibition.
Paintings by Kanoon members on the themes of sports, winter sports and the Olympics will be exhibited in the showcase entitled “Flying Dreams Iranian Children’s Painting Exhibition”.
The exhibition opening on Tuesday at Kanoon’s Shahid Mohammad Taha Gallery is themed “Together for a Common Future”.
“The exhibition aims to strengthen the friendly relationship between the people of Iran and China and expand Iranian children’s knowledge of the 2022 Winter Olympics and the Beijing Winter Paralympic Games,” Kanoon said in a press release released on Sunday.
The exhibition, which runs until February 19, will be held with contributions from the Iran-China Friendship Association and the Embassy of China in Tehran.
The children participating in the exhibition will be honored during the opening ceremony, which will be attended by Chinese diplomats and Iranian cultural officials.
Iran and China plan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations this year. However, parts of the planning have already been underway since 2021.
Part of the plan is an exhibition of Persian paintings at the Shanghai Art Collection Museum.
The exhibition, titled “Persian Treasures – Iranian Miniature Exhibition,” showcases a rich collection on loan from Malek National Library and Museum and Reza Abbasi Museum, two major art centers in Tehran that preserve rich collections of Persian paintings.
Some of the works have also been loaned by the Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Art and the Chehel Sotun Palace Museum in Isfahan.
The exhibition, which runs until February 27, is being organized with contributions from the Iranian Consulate General in Shanghai and the Bordbar Collection in Isfahan.
Also, in early August 2021, the Powerlong Art Center in Shanghai organized an exhibition of traditional and modern Persian artworks to celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Iran and China.
Photo: A poster for the Iranian children’s painting exhibition Flying Dreams.