The press conference of the second exhibition of Hima Nakh & Negareh was held on Monday, August 30, 2021, hosted by the ECO Cultural Institute.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, at the meeting Mr. Sarvar Bakhti, president of this international organization, during his speech, referred to his visit to the first Hima Nakh & Negareh exhibition held in Tehran last year and said: " It was decided to invite artists from ECO member countries to participate in and submit their works to the second Hima Nakh & Negareh exhibition."
"Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, artists from some member countries were not able to send their works to the exhibition, however, the second version of the exhibition will be held successfully", he added.
The president of ECO Cultural Institute also stated: "One of the important goals of the ECO Cultural Institute is to preserve the common cultural heritage of the member countries, and various activities are being carried out to achieve it."
At the end of his speech, Sarvar Bakhti addressed the media of ECO member countries and said: "We anticipate the cooperation of the media in order to remove the shadow of unawareness from the cultural activities of ECO region."
Dr. Seyed Abdolmajid Sharifzadeh, Director of the Traditional Arts Research Institute of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, also spoke at the meeting, stating the goals for holding Hima Nakh & Negareh exhibition and appreciated the cooperation and support of Mr. Sarvar Bakhti and the ECO Cultural Institute to expand the event and expressed hope that it would smooth the way to expand the interactions between the peoples of the region through traditional arts as one of the oldest commonalities of the ECO region."
Ms. Maryam Sadat Nikjooy, CEO of Hima and Secretary of the Press Conference of the Second Hima Nakh & Negareh exhibition, also presented a report on the process of organizing the event, saying: "Holding such events during the Corona outbreak would prevent traditional artists to feel frustrated".
During the press conference, the reporters asked questions and answered about the different artistic, regional and media dimensions of the exhibition, the news reported.
It is worth mentioning that the opening of the second Hima Nakh & Negareh exhibition featuring traditional contemporary sewing of ECO member countries will be held on September 10, 2021 with the cooperation of ECO Cultural Institute in Niavaran Cultural Center.