Executive director of the symposium Majid Haqiqi said, “Ten sculptures have been selected out of 165 submissions, while 8 sculptures will be competing in the student section, and three by sculptors from Italy, Greece and Turkey will be competing in the international section.”
Talking during a press release published on Sunday, Haqiqi also noted that the international section was warmly received by the sculptors.
The secretariat of the event has received 224 submissions by 124 sculptors from 38 countries. However, the organizers decided to select only a few sculptors due to the coronavirus situation.
The director added, “We hope there will be better conditions next month so that foreign sculptors can attend the symposium.”
Several sculptors have also been selected as reserves in each section.
The 10th edition of the event will be held at the Taraz Cultural Center on February 19-March 12.
Ulises Jiménez Obregon from Costa Rica, Victor Arturo Guadalupe Tineo from Peru, Yeh Chuan Hsien from Taiwan, Alex Labejof from France, Laura Marcos from Argentina, Olga Nechay from Belarus, Arijel Strukelj from Slovenia, Georgi Minchev from Bulgaria, Jiang Chu from China, and Sangam Vankhade from India took part at the previous edition of the symposium, along with Hedayat Sahraee, Hossein Molaee-Foumani, Mohammad-Mehdi Ashouri, Reza Qarebaghi, and Mehdi Seifi from Iran.