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50 years of Iranian puppetry on show at Tehran exhibit


Date: October 11, 2014


An exhibition of photos and posters exploring 50 years of Iranian puppet shows opened at the Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) on Thursday.


Thirty-five photos and 45 posters are on display at the Zemestan Gallery of the forum, curator Ebrahim Hosseini said during the opening ceremony of the showcase.

The photos and posters were previously showcased separately in two exhibitions at the Golestan Palace Museum and the City Theater Complex during the 15th Tehran International Puppet Theater Festival in September.

The organizers of the festival decided to repeat the exhibition in one joint show. 

“The poster exhibition at the Golestan Palace Museum was not welcomed enthusiastically, but we hope the IAF exhibition receives more attention,” Hosseini stated.

A collection photos by Iranian actor/director Hamid Jebeli was also put on display in an exhibition on the sidelines on the show.

The photos depicts scenes from the behind stage of the popular Iranian TV puppet show, “Grandmother’s Home”, which was directed by Marzieh Borumand in 1988.

Jebeli attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition entitled “In commemoration of the Past”.

The exhibitions run until October 16.


Source: Tehran Times