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Waste turns into art in Iran

06-30-2010 08:56 BJT

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An Iranian artist has created his country's first open-air art installation by recycling scrap. The work is dedicated to the culture of Iran and is proving to be a popular attraction.

Nasser Houshmand Vaziri's museum is located in Tehran's northern resort village of Lavassan, one of the locations where Teheran's residents like to spend their weekend holidays.

Sculptor Vaziri is using the waste left behind at picnics or on roadsides to create his art.

Nasser Houshmand Vaziri, sculptor, said, "As you see, this is a recycling museum, in fact, I have used waste materials. Apart from the fact that I have shown Iranian art, culture and literature here and illustrated seven thousand years honorable history of Iran, my objective was familiarizing people with nature."

Nasser Houshmand Vaziri's museum is located in Tehran's northern resort village of Lavassan, one of the locations where Teheran's residents like to spend their weekend holidays.
Nasser Houshmand Vaziri's museum is located in Tehran's northern resort 
village of Lavassan, one of the locations where Teheran's residents like to
spend their weekend holidays.

Vaziri has dedicated his 1000 square-meter garden, a very expensive property in Tehran's top resort region, to art, history, and nature lovers. In his garden-turned-cave museum there are objects made from all kinds of waste materials, much to the astonishment of visitors.

Farzaneh, visitor, said, "Waste materials and things of little value have been used here and turned to interesting things. Although there are interesting things in other museums of the city, I had never seen such things in an open-air museum surrounded by river, nature, trees and bird songs which have added to its beauty."

Vaziri says he dedicates his museum to Iranian culture, and wants Iran's youth to discover it. His task is not finished yet and he is determined to build the largest castle in Iran.

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CCTV.com

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