MOP CAP launch event – 18/09/2008
MOP CAP launched!
MOP CAP, the first international Prize for contemporary Iranian art, was launched on 11 September with an evening reception hosted by collectors Fatima and Eskandar Maleki.
Set against a backdrop of old masters and contemporary artists, the event attracted almost 200 guests from the London and international art and business communities, confirming that the MOPCAP is fast becoming recognised as a major new prize. Shirley Elghanian, Chairman of Magic of Persia, delivered a speech at the event to thank everyone for their enthusiasm towards the project and to encourage their continued support so that MOP CAP can become a preeminent contemporary art prize.
Still in its early days, MOP CAP has confirmed more than 20 art and culture experts who have agreed to act as nominators to ensure that the best emerging Iranian artists will enter and contribute to the success of prize.
An extraordinary list of distinguished individuals has joined the international Jury of the prize. Abbas Kiarostami, YZ Kami, Rose Issa, Kamran Diba and Julia Peyton-Jones are a selection of the outstanding members of the international arts community who will act as MOP CAP judges in its first edition.
The huge success of the launch paves a bright future for the Magic Of Persia Contemporary Art Prize.