Paintings of self-taught artists are to be put on display from September 20 to October 4 in the museum of Sa’dabad Palace Complex.
According to a report by Iran newspaper on Tuesday, at a press conference dubbed “The Peace Chapter”, the director of UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office said works of art to promote the cause of peace by artists who have not received any professional training are inspiring and in line with UNESCO fundamental values.
At the event which was organized by the Self-taught Artists Council, she further said UNESCO Constitution states that, “… Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.” […]
She added that at UNESCO we believe the kind of peace which is founded on political and economic considerations of governments can never be sustainable. We should establish unity between different races of mankind by fostering an atmosphere of dialog, understanding and trust. Education, science, culture and art are all major vehicles which can be used to bring people together.