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TEHRAN. (Iranart) –The corona year unveiled to reveal the government's annual budget for art, not only does it play no role in the mass creation of artistic creations, but it also plays no role in restoring the living conditions of artists.

I do not know if the taste of my mind and mouth is bitter or the feeling that is common is snake venom? 

I have never seen Iranians so depressed in the last days of March, It is clear that people are sad and a mountain of pain has bent their shoulders, you do not need glasses to see this picture.

 The people of Iran are getting poor every day, if in the fall they said that a wide range of people have removed meat from their table, these days the list of eliminations has reached fruits, dairy products, etc., a long list higher than ever. See the incredible queues of chickens on the streets or the impressive videos of the mass verbal and physical assault of people buying liquid and vegetable oils. 

Needless to say, in such a horrific catastrophe, what has been removed from the Iranian household basket is culture and art.

The year 2020 was not a good one for the people of culture and art. The vast majority of those earning their living through art education have lost their livelihoods to sluggish online, and as prices and inflation widen and the people's table shrinks, the loophole has almost disappeared since the fall. 

Now, the light has shone on the embarrassing 6% share of Iranian culture and art from the country's annual oil budget, and it has become clear to governments all these years, Lime is poured at the foot of the tree of art; It is enough to compare the number of embezzlements with the government budgets in music, visual arts, cinema, theatre, literature, books ... so that if the two twists are left, it will be smooth and smooth! 

The corona year unveiled to reveal that the government's annual budget for art not only has no function in the mass creation of artistic creations, but also plays no role in improving the livelihood of artists.

What kept art alive was a generous and enlightened middle class and private sector who, as the economy collapsed and all living standards collapsed, were forced to remove art from their portfolio to meet their needs. Early human beings go through this period of selfishness. 

Now that the scent of Nowruz 1400 is complex and hopes for spring are fading with the advent of universal vaccines, the art community hopes for the return of people and the private sector, they must come to colour the canvases, light, sound and rhythm. Return to the scenes. We Iranians and, of course, Iranian artists have learned to start from scratch, to rebuild, to put our hands on our knees, and to stand up again.

 I just hope that the year of the cow is full of prosperity and not like the work of the dear artist who wrote in the third typographic exhibition of Iran in 1985: "Our cow does not milk, but Mashallah urinates!"

What kept art alive was a generous and enlightened middle class and private sector who, as the economy collapsed and all living standards collapsed, were forced to remove art from their portfolio to meet their needs. Early human beings go through this period of selfishness. Now that the scent of Nowruz 1400 is complex and hopes for spring are fading with the advent of universal vaccines, the art community hopes for the return of people and the private sector, they must come to colour the canvases, light, sound and rhythm. Return to the scenes. We Iranians and, of course, Iranian artists have learned to start from scratch, to rebuild, to put our hands on our knees, and to stand up again. I just hope that the year of the cow is full of prosperity and not like the work of the dear artist who wrote in the third typographic exhibition of Iran in 1985: "Our cow does not milk, but Mashallah urinates!"

Translated by

Abtin Javid

Hossein Hashempoor
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