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2016 / 2017

nowruz.

photography

intercultural festival | sam beklik & afro asiatisches institut salzburg /
exhibition and new year event in khg salzburg

concept and photographer: sam beklik
photo model: anastasia churakova
artist assistant: estefano ferrari

exhibition and new year event: sponsored by afro-asiatisches institut salzburg, khg salzburg, sam beklik
photo project: sponsored by kultur stadt salzburg – sam beklik

the program started with a short talk followed by poetry, after which the traditional haft seen table was presented and explained after a short introduction to the photo exhibition by sam beklik, a concert rounded off the evening off and made for the happy mood. the authentic mediation of persian poetry by the iranian writer mahdiyeh seifi has been very well presented. the haft seen table – the “seven s” table – is a central tradition of the nowruz festival. the decorated table traditionally consists of seven elements. matin emamy went through with the guests the ingredients of the board to to develop more awareness of this custom. an introduction to the photo exhibition of sam beklik, the co-organizer, who gave the event framed literally, followed by a concert, played on traditional persian instruments that rounded off the evening. the two iranian musicians nastaran ghobadi (set?r) and zhila mirshafiei (daf) enthused the audience with their musical skills and a introduction to the painting exhibition of asefeh.k.