Solaleh Abdolpanah, Narenj Kazemi, Afshin Bagheri, Anahita Soleimani, Roozbeh Gozarse, Jaleh Akbari, Mehdi Shiri, Neda Samadi, Seyed Mostafa Seyed Ebrahimi, Melahat Mohebkhah, Amir Khojasteh, Nazanin Khosronia, Kiana Mirhaghani, Mohamad Ramesheh, Milad Mahmoodi, Maryam Sabaghpour, Flor FamilDardashti, Abo Hamid Asadi, Faezeh Karami Noori, Behnaz Khamechian, Arefe Mobaraki, Farzaneh Afshar, Hasan Jafarinia, Pooriya Parhizkar, Jalal Taherian, Sima Naeemimanesh, Monir Tahani, Mohamad Esmaeel Emadi, Mahsa Merci, Alireza Nekooei, Seyed Yousef Habibi, Elahe Farzanegan, Ali Mohamadian, Samira Eskandarpour, Sajad Golmohammadi, Zahra Yousefi, Mehri Nadarian, Faezeh Baharloo, Bardia Tanhaei, Maryam Razavi, Afsaneh Ronaghi, Soroor Taymouri, Shima Shoghi, Farnoosh Jandaghian and Elahe Shirzad


Montakhab-e Nasl-e No is the first independent painting annual in Iran that concentrates new generations of Iranian artists. By reviewing works from the past decade, MNN is involved with the discovery of lesser known or emerging talents. The event simultaneously embraces the anxiety and excitement of art’s current era; the celebration of a new period for the arts also gives definition to movements once left without stereotypes, prompting artists to reinvent once again. Knowing this, MNN – now in it’s eighth year – has made a strong effort to arrange a board of members whose approaches and experience vary, something that has distinguished MNN since its establishment.


To fully understand the mission of MNN, the following should be noted, which includes the careful considerations taken by the Board when evaluating works: First, the age of the participants often relates to the level of work produced. Second, in every period of time there are extrinsic variables such as sociocultural movements and trends, which usually impress young artists and become fixed components of artworks by the younger generation. As such, members of the Board consider all contemporary factors when attempting to discern the process and practice of each participating artist. Third, the zeitgeist of any generation can be read as the reflection of its educational environment. Thus, there is a an almost contradictory relationship between the criticisms of the works by emerging artists, and the content of the work itself, which in many cases mention the defects of today’s art-training system.


MNN occurs annually, each year developing a general sensibility of current artistic practices. Reviews of these exhibitions would be best informed by discussing and evaluating every couple of years in order to have a greater scope and understanding of the work that is being produced today. It is an honor for us to present the eighth year of MNN, and to observe young, emerging talents and offering their artistic insight to cultural communities. We recognize and appreciate all who help us in accomplishing this, especially Homa Shoja’ea and Parviz Maleki, MNN’s founder.