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Sculptors from S. Korea, Taiwan and Peru Top at Tehran Symposium


Date: October 18, 2015

Sculptors from South Korea, Taiwan and Peru took home the first prizes at the 7th Tehran International Sculpture Symposium which hosted sculptors from 13 countries around the globe to compete in a professional, and friendly atmosphere.

Su-Dong Cho from South Korea and Wu Ming-Sheng from Taiwan shared the first prize in the stone category and Peruvian sculptor Pool Guillen won the top prize in the steel category.

“I am an artist from South Korea and I believe there is no border for art. Art is a message for peace so that we can make a world full of peace and beauty together,” Su-Dong Cho said in his acceptance speech during the award-giving ceremony which took place at Tehran’s Art Bureau.

“I gained good feelings and good memoirs during my stay in Iran which will remain in my heart forever,” he added.

The second prize in the stone category was also shared by Mehdi Seifi from Iran and Stefano Grattarola from Italy.

Over 30 sculptors from 14 countries competed in the two major competition sections of stone and steel designs during the symposium, which ran from September 23 to October 16 in the courtyard of Tehran’s Milad Tower.

In the steel category, Amir Vafai from Iran won the second prize.

In his brief speech, secretary of the symposium Mojtaba Mousavi said that the Tehran Sculpture Symposium stands among the 30 world symposiums.

Source: Tehran Times