Report: Ahmad Nadalian, RiverArt
Photos by Raheleh Zomorodinia, Mithra Soltani, Mohamad Saybani and Ahmad Nadalian.
Thanks to Mohamd Saybani, Mohammad Banoj, Tarta Ghodarzi, Raheleh Zomorodinia, Atefeh Khas, Mahmood Maktabi, Shahrnaz Zarkesh and Zahra Shafiabadi.
In December 2007, we held an environmental art festival in the Persian Gulf. This festival had no sponsors. The young artists paid for the cost of their trip, food, and supplies they needed to create their art works.
In the past two years there has been a great demand for environmental art in Iran. Many young artists from different parts of Iran invite me to be part of different environmental events and realize their art works in nature. They are many and I can not have all of them in one occasion, but I have been pleased to organize different events and respond to this essential need of our society. Environmental art is the art of the future. We can learn how to behave with nature. I wish in the future we could have one environmental art event per day.
For the occasion of this festival, my American friend Barbara Roux sent her new poem. I suggested printing her poem on paper and role them, put them inside of plastic bottles available on the coast and leave them in the water of the sea.
For me, the idea of having international artists participate or contribute is very important and symbolically could show the willingness and desire of world nations to work together towards peace.
About Ahmad Nadalian
Ahmad Nadalian is internationally known as one of the most active environmental artists. He has been supported and sponsored by many different organizations in many countries throughout the world, where he has performed numerous environmental art projects in countries such as; Italy, Germany, USA, UK, Spain, France, China, Netherlands, Greece, Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Bangladesh, Finland, Lebanon, Syria, Azerbaijan, Sweden, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Turkey, Switzerland, Serbia ....and his homeland Iran.
Also he has been invited as a guest lecturer to different universities, organizations and art centers, during his visits he has given talks and workshops on a variety of relevant art issues such as Environmental and Interactive arts
He also organized many major environmental art festivals in his native country Iran, and has helped to supervise young environmental artists around the globe.
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