The first international Prize for contemporary Iranian art, shortlist announced – 20/02/2009
The first judging panel of internationally recognised experts of MOP CAP is delighted to announce the initial 2009 Shortlist. From an exceptional field of over 100 emerging contemporary Iranian artists nominated for the prize, the judges have shortlisted 34 whose works are of outstanding artistic merit and represent all fields of visual arts. Each of the artists will now be invited to show their work in Dubai where the first panel of judges will review the shortlisted artworks. The finalists will be announced at Magic of Persia's second fundraising gala and auction of Iranian contemporary art in April 2009, and will be invited to show their work in October 17th 2009 at the Royal College of Art in London, timed to coincide with the opening of the 2009 Frieze Art Fair.