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4/15/04

Iranian artist participates in international women art exhibition in Cologne, Germany

Art Desk, Iran News daily newspaper, Tehran
 
An exhibition of art works by seven world renowned women artists titled "currents" has opened in Koeln, Germany on March 22. The exhibition displays art works by artists from different countries, including about 116 painting works of Iranian artist, Leila Modarresi.
 


Leila Modarresi

"For the first time in Germany this exhibition introduces Iranian artist, Leila Modarresi, who belongs to the younger generation of Iranians. She works on fine copper sheets on which she scratches and carves with different tools, reproducing ancient Persian figures, round forms and pictorial elements which are woven into an inseparable whole" said Nicoletta Von Buttlar, the director of Federation Internationale Culturelle Feminine (FICF), which has organized the exhibition.
 


Work of Leila Modarresi

Federation Internationale Culturelle Feminine (FICF) was founded in 1961 by the French painter M. Perigot de la Tour and its aim is "to introduce talented women artists from different countries, by presenting their works at international group exhibitions", Margarete Graefin von Schwerin Vice-President of Oberlandesgerichts said in the opening ceremony of the exhibition.
 
"Here once again, we see that an understanding beyond geographical borders is possible through the language of art," she added.
 


Work of Leila Modarresi

Leila Modarresi, who studied painting in Tehran Azad university, has lived and worked in Paris, France since 2001. Once inspired by expressionism, in her recent personal style, Modarresi uses Persian art figures and forms, as calligraphic elements on copper sheets.The powerful colors, that she uses in her works can also be found in miniature paintings.
 
"The most interesting thing about calligraphy is its movement, I like very much to play with these forms," Modarresi says.
 
The exhibition also displays Wooden sculptures by the American artist, Jeniffer Kiernan, who uses a kind of pop-art language in her works, works by Gesine Arps, with paintings that are similar to installation works with variety of materials, Bronze sculptures and installation works by Vietnamese artist, Dao Droste, paintings and drawings mixed with water color and other materials by Polish Rosemarie Kretzschmar, painting works by German Michaele von Dewitz and Spanish painter Mayte Mari are also on display.
 
FICF organizes one such exhibition every year in one of the member countries.
 
"We hope that all these movements, in our time, open the eyes of the viewers and fill them with a feeling of joy and thinking about all our new currents and movements today and tomorrow," von Buttlar added.
 
The exhibition will continue until May 7, in Historische Treppenhaus des Oberlandesgerichts Koeln, Reichenspergerplatz 1, 50670
you can find more information in the following websites:
 
http://www.olg-koeln.nrw.de/home/wir/kultur/aktuelle/intro.htm

 http://www.kunstkulturjustiz.de

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