The 11th Event of Persbook’s Annual Contemporary Art:

Title: Zero Waste

Bavan Gallery

1st-22nd of October 2021

One of modern world problems is environmental pollution. It seems that one of crucial pollution examples and of course one of the most worrying cases is plastic waste that is unrecyclable for centuries. Nevertheless, plastic production has been continuing. Of all unrecyclable wastes annually being produced, only %9 are recycled. In other words, %91 of wastes are piled up on Earth. Imagine what happens if you annually keep over %90 of your waste at your house.

In Iran, more than 177000 tons of plastic materials and about 3000000 millions of plastic bags are produced and even %1 of them are not recycled. And, of course they can not be recycled due to health standards. For this reason, use of plastic bags was prohibited by some countries. This amount of plastic is a part of 21000000 tons of wastes annually produced in Iran. Zero Waste movement attempts to ask people to change their attitude towards waste and encourages them to stop production of unrecyclable waste being buried, being burned or released at sea. Indeed, Zero Waste Movement intends to encourage individuals to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste by responsibly participating in production and consumption and remove the burden on Earth shoulders.

The 11th event of Persbook titled Zero Waste attempts to inform the audience of the present condition of Earth and display the related impacts from the ecologist viewpoint. Also, reactions of audience and artists, their influence, and the related placement are the other features I am inclined to mention.

Artists of this exhibition are obliged to use recyclable materials.

Artists: Pooneh Oushidari, Reza Babajani, Hoofar Haghighi, Shaya Shahrestani, Negar Farajiani, Esmail Ghanbari, Behnam Kamrani, Mahmoud Mahroomi, Shirin Melat Gohar, Maryam Mehri, Toktam hemati, Narges Mohamadian, Nazila Moghadam, Mehri Narges Hashemi.

Participative  Artists Part:

Farideh Ebadi, Neda Darzi, Toktam Hemati, Masoumeh Mohtadi

Curator: Neda Darzi

Scholar: Azalia Shah Nazari

Waste Expert: Sajad Hosseini

Ecologist: Parnian Toosi


The Secondary part: We Are Nature

We intend to hold an online exhibition including works of the leading young artists focusing  on environmental issues in the 11th Persbook.

This exhibition will help the young artists to present their works to the more extent. Therefore, these artists and their new ideas can be noticed by the artistic community.

These artworks will be displayed on the virtual page of Persbook on January 2021.

Curator: Setareh Hosseini