Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:55PM
Artists from Syria and Iran will serve as jury members of the 7th Tehran International Sculpture Symposium. (file photo)
Artists from Syria and Iran will serve as jury members of the 7th Tehran International Sculpture Symposium. (file photo)

Iran has announced the jury members of the 7th Tehran International Sculpture Symposium.

Syria’s Aktham Abdulhamid will judge this year’s artworks along with Iranian artists Kourosh Golnari and Mohammad-Reza Yazdi.

Abdulhamid is an award-winning Syrian sculptor who has held numerous exhibitions in his homeland as well as Egypt, Bahrain, Lebanon and Jordan.

The winners of the 2015 Tehran International Sculpture Symposium will be announced and awarded on the closing day of the symposium on October 16, 2015.

The annual event has been held in two main and student sections, hosting artists from Iran and 13 other countries, including Russia, Albania, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Peru, Bulgaria and Greece.

Their works have been created using stone and metal and will be installed in different locations across the Iranian capital.

Organized by Tehran’s Beautification Organization, the event also aims to develop and promote the art of sculpture and urban beautification, and help the emergence and evolution of visual artworks.