On May 19 – 2016, JPC members enjoyed a special tour to the Museum for Islamic Art led by Dr. Marta Sylvestrova, curator from the Moravian Gallery in the Czech Republic and the Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem. On the same day, the Museum inaugurated a unique exhibition displaying, for the first time in Israel, a selection of posters from Iran created by the finest poster designers currently working in and outside of Tehran.
More than 50 posters are shown in the exhibition, reflecting break-through calligraphic and original contemporary typographic artwork.
The posters’ subject matter, stemming from the lively Iranian graphic design scene, includes publicity for book fairs, for local and international design competitions and for film, culture and art festivals.
Commercial posters are displayed alongside posters of a private nature bearing personal expression with philosophical and political characteristics.
The artists represented in the exhibition include award-winning Iranian designers in worldwide poster biennales.
About the Museum for Islamic Arts:
Opened to the public in 1974, Jerusalem’s L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art boasts one of the world’s foremost collections of Islamic art and antique timepieces. The L.A. Mayer Museum was founded by the late Mrs. Vera Bryce Salomons, realizing her long-standing idea of giving expression to the impressive artistic achievements of Israel’s Muslim neighbors. Mrs. Salomons dedicated the Museum to her friend and teacher, Prof. Leo Arie Mayer. Many scholars of international renown took part in the establishment of the Museum, attracted to both its research activities and to the challenge of bridging the gap between the two cultures.