ANN: Visual Arts Exhibition by Contemporary Iranian Artists

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Visual Arts Exhibition by Contemporary Iranian Artists to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of the Children's Book Council of Iran

Fly with the Sun


January 7, 2013

From 4:00 to 8:00 pm

The exhibition is on view through:

January 9th, 2013

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Children Book Council’s establishment, Shirin Gallery is pleased to organize Fly with the Sun, an exhibition of 114 Iranian artists who have generously donated their artworks from variety of mediums including illustration, painting, photography, and sculpture to support the organization for completing their ambitious Children Encyclopedia project, which 14th volume was recently published.

The exhibition aims to catalyze conversation that could possibly alter our already always listening towards the capacity of institutions such as CBC whose continuing efforts are dedicated in speculating new models for creation and distribution of educational material for youth and children.


The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is a non-governmental organization created in 1962 with the mission of supporting the development of a national literature for children; expanding literary and information resources; investigating methods of practical distribution for making publishing materials accessible for the public; encouraging the production of quality publishing for children; raising awareness about children’s literature through engaging diverse social groups in relevant discourses; initiating national models concerning reference works, libraries and reading culture; and reappropriating international trends and institutions.

CBC relies solely on voluntary contributions of time and labor. It has joined the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) in 1964 and represents the Iranian National Section.

For more information please see CBC’s website:


Shirin Gallery is an educational and curatorial platform dedicated to the contemporary art practices in Iran and its surrounding regions.

Sourse: Pamela Karimi