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What to Do Today: Visit This New Iranian Art Gallery

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Stuck on what to do today? Let us help you. This Monday 9 April, we recommend that you head to the new CAMA Gallery London in St. James Westminster….

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What to Do Today: Visit This New Iranian Art Gallery

Bita Vakili

Bita Vakili

Following the success of its space in Tehran, CAMA Gallery, specialists in Modern and Contemporary Iranian art opened its London gallery on the 5th of April with an inaugural exhibition of 19 Contemporary Iranian artists.

The exhibition, entitled “Sensation”, is dedicated to Iran’s contemporary art stars. Whilst all the works differ in theme and style, ranging from hyper-realistic painting to calligraphy, each piece selected aims to stimulate the viewer’s senses.

CAMA Gallery is the only gallery in London to showcase exclusively Iranian art and the gallery presents a range of Modern and Contemporary exhibitions internationally, online, and now at its London gallery.

One of the artists, Bita Vakili is considered among the most sought-after, young female artists in the Middle East. Recently, at only 40, she broke records at Christie’s Dubai when a piece estimated at 20,000 USD was sold for 45,000 USD at auction. Renowned sculptor, painter and ceramist Maryam Salour is also of interest. In addition to having had her own gallery and having been director of numerous art fairs in Iran, she has produced several programmes on Iranian artists for the BBC World Service. Morteza Pourhosseini has also been highly regarded for his work that criticises the current repressive treatment of women in Iran, and despite having never left Iran has had paintings bought by Sotheby’s London and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Where: CAMA Gallery, 19 Dacre Street, London, SW1H 0DJ

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