The “Ashura from Viewpoint of Iran’s Contemporary Painters” exhibition is currently underway in the Iranian capital of Tehran, where Shiite Muslims are still mourning the anniversary of Imam Hussein’s martyrdom.

The exhibition was kicked off on September 1, the first day of the lunar month of Muharram, at Imam Ali Museum of Religious Arts in Tehran.

What follows are Honar Online’s photos of the exhibition, which has put on display works by 27 prominent contemporary artists:

Fatemeh Askarieh is an Iranian journalist working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. She has been working with the Iran Front Page (IFP) Media Group for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Art and Lifestyle Department.


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