Iran to hold German Cultural Week events

TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) –German Cultural Week will take place at Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) on October 3.

Director of the Iranian Artists Forum (IAF), Majid Sarsangi, attended a press conference of Germany’s Cultural Week in Iran and said, “IAF makes a great effort to hold international events. Since 2011, we have attempted to have intentional artists beside Iranian ones to attend IAF’s programs and to exchange their artistic experiences by showcasing their works.”

“IAF has had joint events with countries such as South Korea, India, Turkey, Afghanistan, Japan, Finland, Venezuela, Austria and Germany. After this cultural week with Germany, we will hold one with Afghanistan.

Sarsangi stressed the importance of international events and said, “Holding international cultural events helps Iranian artists get to know artists from other countries and exchange their experiences with one another. On the other hand, it can also help redeem the falsified image of Iran which foreign media have broadcasted to the world. International cultural events have a significant role in introducing the real and civilized image of Iran to the rest of the world, and fortunately cultural activities both inside and outside of Iran have been able to clear some of other countries’ misconceptions about Iran.”

He pointed to Germany’s Cultural Week and said, “Germany has a good position among European countries in the field of culture and art, cinema, theater, music, visual arts and architecture. With its prominent philosophers, Germany has been able to create a link between philosophy and culture which has had a great influence on forming German culture.”

 Germany’s ambassador to Iran, Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg, pointed to Iran and Germany’s old and deep ties mostly in the economic area and said, “language and culture play a significant role in forming ties and as of now we have formed strong cultural relations with Iran.”

“This cultural event will take place in the sections of photography and cinema on October 3,” German ambassador continued, “this is the first time that such a cultural event takes place which includes three main sections of cinema, literature, and photography.”

“The Silk Road exhibition will run until October 7 at Silk Road Art Gallery and German photographers will be attending this exhibition.  The photo gallery Time Leap will open on October 3 at Iranian Artists Forum. This exhibition showcases the works by two German photographers with the same subject but in two different periods of time.”

“Other programs during this cultural week include story reading, film screening and art symposium of Germany between 1960 and 1980.

Germany’s Cultural Week will take place at Iranian Artists Forum from 3-9 October.




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