Date: 9 January 2017
The Fourth International Art Festival of Resistance honored the top winners during a ceremony held at the Saba Art and Cultural Institute on Saturday January 7.
The ceremony was attended by Executive director of the festival Mohammad Habibi and Iranian Artists Forum Director Majid Rajabi-Memar, Persian media reported on Sunday.
The top works were selected from among the artworks including painting, poster, sculpture, cartoon and caricature by artists from over 70 countries.
In the poster section, the first award went to Hadi Qaderi, and Mahbubeh Pakdel won the first award in the cartoon section.
Arash Forughi received the first award in the caricature section, and the first award in the sculpture section was given to Mohammad-Taqi Sedaqati.
No winner was announced for the painting category, and only several artists were honored in this section.
The book of the fourth edition of the festival containing the images of the participating works was also unveiled at the ceremony.
In addition, a bust of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shiite cleric who was executed by Saudi Arabia on January 2, 2016 was also unveiled at the ceremony.
The bust has been made by sculptor Nader Qashqai.
Photo: Cartoonist Mahbubeh Pakdel holds her award during the closing ceremony of the Fourth International Art Festival of Resistance at the Saba Art and Cultural Institute in Tehran on January 7, 2017. (ISNA/Amir Kholusi)
Source: Tehran Times