Lili Golestan announced on Sunday that the exhibition will be available from July 31 to September 22 on the gallery’s website and its Instagram page, IRNA reported.
The submitted works sent to the secretariat of the event were 713, of which 282 artworks were selected to go on display, she said.
Golestan added, “Of course, with an online exhibition, we will have a lot more viewers, but we have to see what happens in terms of sales.”
The exhibition is usually a platform for introducing new artists living in different cities of Iran, Golestan said. “I saw several new names whose works will be introduced along with those who participate in this event every year.”
This year, the people of Isfahan sent the highest number of artworks; about a third of the works came from there, she said, adding that works from Shiraz, Mashhad, Rasht and Kerman will also be introduced.
Parviz Kalantari, Reza Mafi, Faramarz Pilaram, Nasser Oveisi, Ardeshir Mohasses, and Kambiz Darmbakhsh are among veteran artists whose works will be displayed, she said.
The main approach of the exhibition, from its very beginning, has been to encourage people to buy works of art, and since about a decade ago, when the price of artworks jumped sharply, attempts have been made to adjust prices to promote the culture of buying works of art, Golestan noted.