About Us

A Text About Us The cultural and artistic society of  Iranian  painters has been stated of being  official since   3. January. 1999.
The board of directors (first period ):
On a meeting held on 9.June. 1999. in the tehran museum of contemporary arts, these gentlemen were selected as the board of directors for a period of  3 years Mr. Gh . H . Nami (chair man ) , Mr . R .Pakbaz ( Deputy chair man ) , Mr .N. Moslemian (Treasurer) , Mr .H. Khosrojerdy. ( secretary ) , and Mr. Iraj Zand . And Mr . S . Barseghian and Ms.M.Miremadi ,were chosen as substitutes for the board of directors
The board of directors (second  period ): on a meeting held on  5, May, 2002, In the Iranian artists forum ,these gentlemen and ladies were selected as the board of directors for a period of 3 years : Mr. M . r .Firouzeh (chair man ) , Ms .M .Mozaffari Deputy chair man ) , Ms . M  .Sehhi  (Treasurer ) , Mr , M . Ghahremani (Secretary ), and Mr .A. Vakili . and Mr. Ali Nedaee and Mr .Ali Rasooli, were  chosen as substitutes  for the board of directors .
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Forming the committees has been considered in the 39  article of the Constitution , for proving  the aims of the society  ,to be true, these committees are actually considered as the columns of the society , and for this reason , their activities and of course their qualities are so very much important for the board of the directors and other members . And for the very same reason , the members of the society has been volunteered to gather in different groups and the result was composing the executive and organizing the regulation of each committee by these volunteers. Considering the aims of the society these regulations has been composed which are ,by the way, as a kind of guide for the activities of each of the committees.
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-Teaching committee:
The directory Council : ( first period ) :
Mr . Gh . H . Nami (The connecting man to the board of directors ), Ms. M .Sehhi ( chief) , Ms . M .Mozafari (head of the teaching section),
Mr.B.Kamrani (head of the research section) .
Mr . H .Jamali (head of the treasury section).
Mr . Pouya Arianpour (head of the  communications).
Mr . F .Omidi (head of the supplies ).
And Ms . B . Behbahani and Ms . Sh . Zehtab were chosen as the substitutes for the directory council .
The directory Council (second period ):
Ms .M .Sehhi (The connecting man to the board of directors), Mr .Mebali (chief ) , Mr . M .E .Jafari (member of directory council), Mr .Kh .Khosravi (head of the communications). Ms .Z .Mohajeri (head of treasury section ), and Ms .R. Es-haghian ,and Ms .Sara Jafari . were chosen as
  substitutes for the directory council.
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-The activities of teaching committee :
The winter programs from 25  Jan. 2001: ( Teaching committee ).
25  of January : Studying the history of Iranian paintings through showing four films  directed by “Khosro sinaee”:
                             1. A short story of thousand of years (1977)
                            2.The Iranian modern painting (1977).
                             3.Describing Jazeh Tabtabaee’s(1969).
                             4.Gizla (1998).   
1 of February : A theoretical discussion through Analysing the book                    “Basics of arts philosophy ”, written by :“Ann Shepperd ”, translated by
“Ali Ramin” . Speaker :Mr . Ali Ramin
15 of February: Introducing  and Analysing  the art of “Francis Bacon” and showing a film about the artist .
  Speaker :Mr . N .Moslemian film translated by : Ms .Simin Keramati                          
1 of march : Introducing  and analysing the art of an Iranian painter :”Farideh Lashaee “. With the presence of the artist and showing a film about her.
  The spring program ,from 2 of May to 13 June 2001(teaching committee )
2 May :Discussing the communications between the two arts of painting and music .speaker :Mr . Sh . Khajehnoori .
       16 May :A theoretical discussion .speaker: Mr . zeimaran (ph.D ).
30 May :Introducing the French artist: “Pierre soulage”, and discussing the art woks of abstract expressionism .   
                speaker : Mr .B .Etminani .
13 May: A review of  art works by Manoochehr Motabar , with the presence of the artist ,(an Iranian painter).
• The fall program from 15 of November to 20 of December 2001 
• (teaching committee )
15 Nov : A controversy about the experience of modernism in today’s Iranian painting with :Mr . R .Pakbaz , Mr.N . Moslemian , Mr . J. Haghighat Shenas , Mr .KH . khosravi
28  Nov : Showing the film : “ Modernism “ ( Vol 1 ) Film translated by  Ms. Simin Keramati
12  Dec : Acontroversy about arts , amongst the painters and the architects
With : Mr. A. Aghdash loo , Mr. M. R. Judat , Mr . A. R. SamiAzar , Mr . H. Sheikhzeineddin , and Mr Ali Saremi
20  Dec : A review of artworks by Ranaa Farnoud with the presence of the artist and showing a film about the artist .
The Winter program from 16  February to 10  March 2002 . ( teaching committee )
16  Feb : Acontroversy about arts , amongst the painters and art critics . with : Mr. Nami Petgar , Mr . A.A. gharebaghi , Mr. M. Ghahremani , and
Mr. Javad Mojabi
2 March :
A controversy about arts amongst the painters and the sculptors with : Mr . I. Eskandari , Mr. Behrouz Darash , Mr Hamid Shans.
10 March: A review of the art works by “Farshid  Maleki”. With the presence of the artist and showing a film about the artist .
 The spring from 8  May to 19  June 2002 .
8  May : “ Art and modernity “
Speaker : Mr . R. Jahanbegloo .
16 May : A controversary about arts amongst the photographers. With Ms. Motaref , Mr Dehghanpoor , Mr. Mohajer , Mr . Najm Abadi
22  May : “ Hermeneutic and Art “
Speaker : Mr . Babak Ahmadi
29 May : A controversary about arts , amongst the dramatic artists and the painters with Mr . M.E Jafari , Mr .H. samandarian                                                                        
9 June : A re – discussion of some basic concepts in new paintings .   Speaker : Mr . B. Etmiani
12 June :
  Speaker : Mr . H . Shans
19 June : Showing two films about the photographer “ Ansel Adams “ and the painter “ David Hockney “
 Film translated by Ms . Simin Keramati
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•    The teaching committee held a program in 7 steps at the paintings department of Art university of the city Yazd in May and June of 2002
25  May : A review of the art works by “ Homayoun Salimi “ , with the presence of the artists
26  May : Introducing the society of Iranian painters and discussing the aims of the society
 Speaker : Mr . H . Jamali
27  May :A review of the art works by N . Moslemian with the presence of the artist .
28  May : Anew step towards arts criticism .
 Speaker :Mr .M.Zeimaran.
-    The spring and summer program of the teaching committee in 2003.
- A Four programs in the fields of post modernism and art.
   8 May : Post modernism and music.
     Speaker :A .R.Mashayekhi.
           May : Post modernism and cinema.
     Speaker : Mr .A.Alasti.
12  May : Post modernism and painting.
  Speaker :Mr .M.Hosseini.
26  May : Post modernism and photography.
  Speaker :Mr .H.Severi.
- B .A picture of today’s arts events around the world.
30  April : Conceptual art and the world wide trade market for the art piece.
 Speaker :Mr .M.Sahabi.
    7 May : A theory about conceptual art in Iran to day.
      Speaker :Mr .M.Sahabi
     14  May : The art of England to day.
    Speaker :Mr .A.R.Sami-Azar.
 28   May : A note to the new instruments of expression.
 Speaker :Mr .A.A.Gharebaghi.
 11  June : The ways of post modernism in the fields of visual arts.
  Speaker :Mr .A.A.Gharebaghi.
18  June : A review of to day’s art of south Europe (Portugal and Spain). 
Speaker :Mr .S.Ravanbakhsh.
25 June : The avant-garde traditional painters in the East.
  Speaker :Mr .B.Kamrani.
  9 July : A controversy about environment art ( land art and biological movements in contemporary arts).
  With :Mr .H.Severi,Mr .B.Kamrani,Mr .A.Nadalian.
•  The winter program,2005,(teaching committee):
 2 January: Facing traditionalism and avant-gardism in the art of the East.
 Speaker :Mr .N.Moslemian.
16  January :Joseph Penooneh : “ The shadow of breath “
  Speaker : Mr . M . B. Ziaee
23 January : Introducing the Iranian artist ,
 “ N. Moslemian” , with the presence of the artist , and showing a film
-  Introducing female artists:
     9 May : Anna Manditta, A Cuban-American artist, Earth-body.
                      Speaker : Mr .Hamid Severi.
   16  May : Mona Hatoum, A Lebanese-English artist, Earth-body.
                      Speaker : Ms .Simin Keramati
23rd  May    :Shirazeh Houshiyari,An Iranian – English art
                     Installation-sculpture
                      Speaker: Ms.Simin Keramati
 The classes in the teaching committee programs:
In fact other activities of teaching department is holding classes for students and volunteers.
 Classes from April to August ,2002 :
Analysis of arts and aesthetics
Teacher: A.A.Charebaghi
English language for arts:
Teacher: B.Tavasoli.
* Art philosophy
  Teacher : Mr . Zeimaran
*Mythology and arts
Teacher : Ms . Jaleh Amoozgar
*Work shop analysis
Teacher : Mr . H .Severi
• Classes in winter and summer 2002
*Art criticism ( 12 sessions )
Teacher : Mr . H. Severi
*Analysis of art works ( 12 sessions )
Teacher: Mr .H.Severi.
*Analysis of art works(12 sessions)
Teacher : Ms .M. Mozafari.
*Form and space(30 sessions).
Teacher : Mr .Shans.
*Art philosophy in the 20th century.(30 sessions)
Teacher : Mr .N. Taslimi.
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• Publication committee:
The directory council ( first period ) :
Mr . R. Pakbaz ( connecting man to the board of directors ) , Ms. F. Boghrati ( chief ) , Mr . M. Ghahremani ( executive manager ) , Mr . A. Rasooli ( secretary ) , Mr . H. Moorizinejad ( Tresury manager ) . and Mr . N. Lalehee and were chosen as substitutes for the directory council .
The directory council ( second period ) :
Mr. H. Ghahremani ( The connecting man to the board of directors ) , Ms . H. Deilamghani ( chief ) , Mr . N. Lalehiee ( secretary ) ,Ms . H. Samadi ( Treasury manager ) , Ms . S. Aghakhani ( executive manager ) , and Ms. Kianoush Taghizadeh and Mr. S. Roshan Afshar were chosen as substitutes for the directory council
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• The activities of the publication committee are as a whole , publishing 13 volumes of the professional magazine for the society entitled : “ Gozaresh “ . 3 volumes of these were published in the first period and 10 volumes were published in the second period .
This committee had the most impressive interviews and articles , along with the 6  painting biennal of Tehran . That all together had a very important influence in interchanging the theories and suggestions of the
and posters for the exhibitions held by the exhibition committee.
• Exhibition Committee :
The directory council ( first period ) :
Mr. Iraj Zand ( the connecting man to the board of directors ) , Mr . M. A . Shakeri Rad ( chief ) , Ms. Rozita Sharafjahan ( manager of the exhibitions) , Ms. Aria . SH. Eghbal ( manager of introducing the artists and art works ) , Ms. Gizla . V. Sinaee ( manager of the communications ) Ms. Simin Keramati ( Treasurer ) , Mr.A.Nadalia(manager of the internet circle),And Mr .Masood Samimi was chosen as a substitute for the directory council.
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• The directory council(second period):
Mr .M.R.Firoozeh(connecting man to the board of directors),Ms .S.Mirfasih(chief),Ms .R.Sharafjahan(manager of internal exhibitions),Ms .A.Ketabchi(manager of external exhibitions held in abroad),Mr .H.Tavakoli(Treasurer and manager of communications), and Mr .Naser Majidi and Ms .L.Nozari were chosen as substitutes for the directory council.
The activities of the exhibition committee :
This committee started its first exhibition entitled : “ Blue “ , with the 1  anniversary of the foundation of the Iranian artists ‘ forum , from 8  February to 4  March 2000- 2001
*An exhibition in the occasion of world wide woman’s day , from 1  March to 9  March 2001 .
According to the agreement written between the society of Iranian painters
and the Iranian artists forum . This committee has booked the gallery of the forum , for four exhibition per year
*The exhibition entitled : “ New Experiences “ on 8  December 2001..
*An exhibition of painting  for the benefit of the society of caring for hepatic illnesses ,from 11 to 16  September 2001.
*An exhibition entitled “Mehregan”, in the city of Sanandaj, from 8 to 24 October,2001.
*The exhibition of young painters (members of the society under the age of 30),in the Arg-e-Bam new economic area, from 14 to 22 of September 2002.
*A painting exhibition for the benefit of the in juries of the earthquake of Ghazvin & Hamedan, with the association of Hona Foundation and the cultural and artistic organization of Municipality of Tehran . from 10 to 23 August 2002in the22 foundations of Tehran.
*Two exhibitions entitled: ”expressionist Tendencies. First: ”Figurative expressionism” from 25  Jan.to2  A painting exhibition for the benefit of the injuries of the earthquake of Ghazvin Hamedan,with the association Feb. 2003. second: “Abstract expressionism” from 3 to 14 Feb.2003.
The two exhibitions were held in Laleh Gallery.
*A painting exhibition in the city of Zanjan , in the center of “ Basic Scientific researches’ university “ from 20 
To 27  Feb 2003 .
 *An exhibition of the selected art works for the exhibition of Vancouver , Canada . In the Iranian artists’ forum gallery , from 12  to 18  July 2003 .
*An exhibition of some of the pioneer members of the society , in the memory of “ Siavash Kasraee “ . from 27  Sept. to 4  Oct. 2003 . in the Iranian painters ‘ forum gallery .
*An exhibition of paintings by the members of the society in the “ city escape “ gallery in Vancouver , Canada , from 8  March for a period of 25 days , 2004 .
*An exhibition entitled “ The shape of a village on the rueens “ , for the benefit of the injuries of Bam earth quack . from 7  to 17  Feb 2004 , in the Iranian artists forum .
*An exhibition of the works co –members of the society in Laleh Gallery , Spring of 2004 .
*An exhibition of the works of some of the female members of the society
 in the Iranian Artists ‘ forum gallery , from 9  to 14  May 2004 .
*An exhibition of co – members of the society in Laleh gallery from 18  to 23  July 2004 .
*An exhibition of the works by a group of the members of the society in the Iranian Artists ‘ forum gallery from 25  to 30  July , 2004 .
 *A group exhibition in Shafagh Gallery , from 8  to 15  Sept . 2004 .
*An exhibition of the active members in different Committees of the society , in the Iranian artists ‘ forum gallery from 24  to 29  Oct. 2004 .
*A group exhibition in Laleh Gallery from 21  to 26  Nov . 2004 .
*An installation and video art exhibition , entitled : “ A difficult beginning “ in the Iranian Artists ‘ forum , from 31  Jan to 14  Feb . 2005 .
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• The welfare committee
• The directory council ( first period ) :
Mr. H. Khosrojerdi ( the connecting man to the board of directors )
Ms . Farah . Osouli ( chief ) , Ms . S .Alikhanzadeh ( secretary manager of the communications ) , Ms . M. Kavian ( executive manager ) , Mr . R. Mehdinejad ( Treasurer ) , and Ms . M . Soheili was chosen as a substitute for the directory council .
• The directory council ( second period ) :
Mr . Ahmad Vakili ( The connecting man to the board of directors ) , Mr . Y. Derakhshani (chief ) Mr .Ali Ghaemi (manager of the communications )  , Mr . R. Etemadi ( executive manager ) , and Ms . M . Sheili and Mr .A . Nikanpoor were chosen as the substitutes for the directory council
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• The activities of the committee of welfare ( second period )
*A One day trip to Niasar – Kashan and visiting the Atash kadeh – Niasar with 35 of the members , on 13  May 2005 .
 *A two days trip to Maranjat Kavir ( Kashn ) , with 54 of the members on 29 and 30  May 2005 .
*A two days trip to Semnan Province with 19 of the members on 26  and 27  May 2005 .
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*Writing an agreement with the Vass Company for the supplies and demands of paintings tools , and comparing a store for the members of the society in the place of the society in Tehran .
* negotiations with the “ Enghelab Complex “ , for giving a discount for the members of the society .
*Holding the gathering of every first Wednesday of each month in the coffee shop of TMCA , with the association of the museum , these gathering are held in the place of the society since August 2005 .
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• The expertness and assessment committee :
The directory council ( first period ) :
Mr. N . Moslemian ( connecting man to the board of directors )
Mr . Y. Amamehpich ( chief ) , Mr . D. Mozafari ( manager of the researchers ) , Ms . R. Fakoori ( manager for the archives ) , Mr . Parviz Karimi ( Treasurer ) .
And Ms . Matissa Kazerooni and Mr . P. Heidarzadeh were chosen as the substitutes for directory council .
• The directory council ( second period ) :
-In fact the board of directory picked a group of Volunteers to discuss the abilities and the activities of this committee in the second period . Their names are as below:
Ms . S. Zareh , Mr . B. Ziaee and Mr . Karim Nasr
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• The committee of the researches :
One of the necessities which was under the consideration of the board of the directors , was the activity of the researches ‘ committee , independently from other committees .
Thus this committee began to write a regulation in the first steps and began its works at the second period
• The directory council :
Ms . M . Mozafari ( The connecting man to the board of directors )
First Mr . Samad Tavana and after that Ms . R. Fakoori ( chief ) Ms . Parvin Osanloo ( manager of the long term researches ) , Ms . B. Samadzadegan ( manager of the communications ) , Ms . R. Esmaeeli – Tabar ( Treasurer ) Mr . Omid Rooshenas ( manager of the supplies section ) , and Ms . F . Moghtader ( manager of the short term researches ) , and Ms . M . Kheiri and Mr . F. Morshedzadeh , were chosen as the substitutes for the directory council . 
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• The activities of the committee of the researches :
*Holding a class of “ The way of researching “ .
( 4 sessions ) in Jan . 2003 for the members and the colleagues of the committee . Teacher : Mr . H. Severi
*Gathering and Indexing the archive of the society with the association of Ms . P. Poor Ahmad ( The librarian of the Tehran university library – science department .)
*Interviews with the pioneers of Iranian modern art, Mr .A.Esfandyari,Mr .M.Djavadipoor, Mr .M.Vishkaie and Mr .A.Amery,and making films from these interviews for archive.
*Interviews with the directors of the art galleries in Tehran and also with the dear sighted ones, around the standards of directing an art gallery , in Iran.
Ms .Golestan (Golestan Gallery ),Ms .Seyhoon (Seyhoon  Gallery ),Ms, Djavaheri (Elaje Gallery), Ms .Aria Sh.Eghbal (Aria Gallery ) ,Ms.Khalili(Laleh Gallery ),Ms .Hekmat (Tarh-o-rang Gallery ),Mr .Omid Tehrani (Asar Gallery ),Ms ,Malek(Pasargad Gallery ),Mr .Rohani (Baran Gallery )Ms .Samari (7samar Gallery )and Ms . Monajafi and Mr .Shoeibi (Barg Gallery ).and … . and the clear sighted ones in this field as :Ms . Laleh Taghian, Ms.M.Hosseini,Ms .B.Sadr and Mr .B.Ghribpoor, and … .
This research will be published after it was completed.
*Experiment of two the art books of high school.”Drawing”Vol.1 and Vol.2, and “The color workshop”, with the recommendation of the teaching programming organization, and with the association of Ms .M.Sehhi, Mr .Y.Amamehpich, Mr .n.Moslemian,Mr .B.Etminani, and Mr .Karim Nasr.
*Associating in holding two Conferences in Noor-art college in the years 2002and 2003.
This program also concluded classes and speeches.
With the association of Mr .Ahmad Vakili, Mr ,B.Etminan,Mr ,M.E.Jafari ,Mr .B.Samadzadegan.
*Sending a group of researchers to the city of Bam, for the case of holding painting classes for the youth and the children .
*Discussing the 6 painting biennal of Tehran. Interviewing with the secretary of the biennal, discussing the articles about this event and re-studying all the documents of this biennal.
*Holding two exhibitions of the art works by the members of this committee in Laleh Gallery in July 2003 and in Aria Gallery in Nov.2003.