The call for Khoshnegaran project was started in July 2021 with the efforts of Mohammad Bozorgi. This call was made virtually and in the space of the Instagram platform and included the following sections: Calligraphy innovation, Calligram, and selected by the audience. Among more than 100 participants from all over Iran, 17 people were selected and won the prizes of this competition. The judges of this project were Mr. Mohammad Bozorgi, Korosh Ghazimorad, Vahid Arang and Mrs. Mojdeh Tabatabaei. The names of the elected are as follows:
In calligraphy section: Raha Abdullahi (1st rank), Mohammad Reza Kashani (2nd rank), Hamidreza Akbari (3rd rank), Tayebe Al-Hosseini (4th rank), Parisa Anwar (5th rank) and Dina Tehrani (6th rank)
In the Calligraphy innovation section: Ahmad Khodadad (first rank), Arian Etemadi (third rank), Saeed Khouyeh (fourth rank), Kianoosh Shafiei (fifth rank), Minou Khazaei (fifth rank) and Mohammad Reza Yaari (sixth rank).
Selected by the audience: Salman Taghizadeh
Invited: Mehrdad Esfahanian, Arif Amrollahzadeh, Mehrad Rezvani, Mahmoud Vatankhah
and Mohammad Bozorgi, Korosh Ghazimorad and Vahid Arang
The selected works were displayed in Mojdeh Art Gallery from 29th of July to 5th of August 2021.
Time is the time of being without dreams special in our "geography" and "time".
If you don't have a "dream" you don't have "hope", if you don't have "hope" you won't be "seen" and you won't be "counted".
The first person who doesn't see you and doesn't consider you is "yourself".
Then you slowly start to die. You see everything as enemies and everyone as an obstacle to the realization of your suppressed creativity.
A slow and gradual death in the bed of regrets and lost dreams.
This call, which was formed with the sympathy of a few of my dear friends, my completely personal expenses and the unhesitating support of Mojdeh Art Gallery, was an attempt to keep this hope alive, that after it, a dream would sprout in the minds of each and every calligrapher and young artist of my motherland.
Although this call brought me a heavy cost in terms of credibility (and this is a natural thing in underdeveloped countries like Iran), I am pleased that I was not disappointed in front of my conscience in the test of justice and intention (of course, within the scope of my thinking), and I received countless messages about creating a passion in the heart to contribute as much as possible in the field of art.
If there has been disappointment for my precious artist colleagues who were not selected by the honorable jury, I apologize and I consider it part of the nature of the competition and I hope that this call will be a candle that will light the torch of hard work and perseverance in the hearts and minds of these artists.
And finally, I have full respect for:
- Mojdeh Art Gallery with its lovely team and its generous manager Mrs. Mojdeh Tabatabaei
- The respected panel of judges who did not hesitate to advise and spend time and interest.
- All the participants of the call, especially the friends who gave me the honor of hosting with their presence in the call, despite their fame and support.
- Friends who are famous in this field, but they sincerely helped to republish the call, and pioneers who became prophets of encouragement even with one message.
The rest, for the honor of dear Iran and the continuation of your health and lack of need from God's people