The 9th Tehran International Cartoon Biennial opened Sunday with a ceremony at the Saba Art and Cultural Institute. The biennial is being held concurrently at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts and the Ahvaz Museum of Contemporary Art from November 22 to December 16.
The ceremony was attended by officials as well as artists including Bahman Abdi, Mohammad-Hossein Nirumand and Kiumars Derambakhsh.
People visit the 9th Tehran International Cartoon Biennial, which opened at the Saba Art and Cultural Institute in Tehran on November 22, 2009.
A total of 4,238 artworks were submitted to the gala’s secretariat out of which 839 works are going on display at the exhibition.
The contest is in five categories. The Cartoon section has a sub-section on the theme of fear and also one that is free theme. The Comic Strip section is free theme and the Caricature section has a sub-section on the theme of political portraits and also one that is free theme.
Turkey, China and Brazil respectively are the most active participants in the event.
Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran (photos by Raouf Mohseni)