Source: Farhang Foundation
Farhang Foundation announces the panel of jurors for the international urban art competition pertaining to the ideals of cultural freedom and human rights.
LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2014 -- Farhang Foundation announces its collaboration with an esteemed panel of jurors for the international urban art competition to design a site-specific artwork that commemorates the concepts of religious diversity and freedom as human rights as inspired by the ideals of Cyrus the Great. The competition Freedom: A Shared Dream is an opportunity for professional artists, designers and architects from around the globe to create a monument to humanity which will be gifted to the city of Los Angeles as a permanent installation on behalf of the Iranian American community by Farhang Foundation.
The esteemed panel of jurors is comprised of:
- Kamran Diba: Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art - Founder and Architect
- Shazad Ghanbari: Farhang Foundation Trustee & Competition Chair
- Linda Komaroff: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
- Scott Jay Schaefer: Century City Chamber of Commerce Art Council & The J. Paul Getty Museum
- Bennett Simpson: Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Los Angeles
The competition timeline will be as follows:
- May 1, 2014 -- Artist Qualification Application - Phase One
- August 1, 2014 -- Phase One Deadline
- September 1, 2014 -- Narrative & Sketches - Phase Two
- October 27, 2014 -- Phase Two Deadline
- November 24, 2014 -- Proposal Submission - Phase Three
- January 19, 2015 -- Phase Three Deadline
- March 21, 2015 -- Winner Announcement
- September, 2015 -- Installation of Freedom: A Shared Dream
For more information and official rules of Freedom: A Shared Dream, visit
About Farhang Foundation
Farhang Foundation is a non-religious, non-political and not-for-profit foundation established in 2008 to celebrate and promote Iranian art and culture for the benefit of the community at large. The foundation supports a broad range of academic activities in Southern California by funding university programs, publications and conferences. The foundation also supports diverse cultural programs such as the celebration of Nowruz and Mehregan, theater, dance performances, film screenings and poetry reading in Southern California. And, in cooperation with various cultural and academic institutions, Farhang Foundation funds major programs and exhibitions about Iran and its culture. However, the content, viewpoints or biases expressed by individual artists, academics, institutions or events supported by the foundation belong solely to each individual party and do not necessarily reflect the views of Farhang Foundation. For more info visit www.farhang.org.
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