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Saturday May 6, 2017 12:05338

Serbian officials visit Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Serbian cultural delegation visits Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA).

Serbian Minister of Culture and Information Vladan Vukosavljevic has headed a cultural delegation to visit the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA).

Culture Minister Assistant Ivana Dedic and Director of Serbia’s National Museum Bojana Boric Breskovic went to the museum along with Vukosavljevic on Thursday.

The museum hosted a meeting between the Serbian delegation and Iranian Deputy Culture Minister for Artistic Affairs Ali Moradkhani and his colleagues. 

Quite astonished by the treasure trove on display at the museum, Vukosavljevic noted that he is extremely keen to arrange a showcase of a selection of the pieces in his country.

He also expressed the willingness of his country to organize a display of works by modern Iranian artists.

Moradkhani, for his part, stressed Iran’s readiness to host any festival of films from Serbian filmmakers.

The Serbian minister has arrived in Tehran to pay visit to the 30th edition of Tehran International Book Fair, currently running at Shahr-e Aftab International Exhibition Complex.

Setting up a special pavilion at the expo, Serbia introduced its publications in the event on Thursday.

Earlier Vukosavljevic met Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed-Reza Salehi-Amiri to discuss the expansion of cultural ties between the two states.

TMCA plays host to works by many noble western artists, including Claude Monet, Francis Bacon, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Georges Braque, Alberto Giacometti, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Donald Judd, Andy Warhol, René Magritte, Duane Hanson and Chuck Close.