Saba Cultural and Artistic Institute
The Academy of Arts of the Islamic Republic of Iran has been established to protect the heritage of Islamic and national culture and art. Therefore, promoting this culture and spreading this heritage is considered as his first and most important goal and he has always tried to enable the emergence of artists' creations and innovations in different fields and different artistic tendencies.
One of the ways to achieve this goal is to show the innovations of artists and create opportunities, space, and context for interaction and exchange of experiences of artists, which requires policy-making, planning, and application of skills to create unity of procedure, reduce administrative formalities and institutionalize activities uniformly. And this possibility should be provided in the same way and the same direction.
To achieve the goals mentioned in the statute of the Academy of Arts and to focus on exhibition affairs and celebrations and other artistic and cultural activities, the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution in its 568th session dated 7/27/2003 examined the establishment of the Saba Cultural and Artistic Institute.
The institute started its work to raise the general level of culture and especially improve the ranking of art galleries, and today, more than a decade after the launch of this collection, a significant part of the predetermined goals has been achieved.
Saba building was built in 1936 with residential use and in 2002 it was renovated with a change of use. The building has a pool house, a conference hall, and a training classroom in the basement, as well as a hall of mirrors and two galleries on the first and second floors. Khayal Gallery is also located in the area of Saba Cultural-Artistic Center.
The current complex is formed by the annexation of the new building to the old mansion. The construction of this gallery, all the design, and architecture stages of which were carried out by the then director of the Academy of Arts, began in September 2002 and ended in October 2003. With the expansion of the institute's activities and the establishment of international exhibitions and biennials, of course, there is an urgent need to develop the space and the lack of space that created problems and obstacles for better and better implementation of centralized programs. Dedicated to this collection and its exhibition spaces were added. These 4 floors were added to the complex in 2004 after the exhibition space, which was designed and designed by the then director of the Academy of Arts. Cinema Tak is dedicated and most of the programs of educational classes, research meetings, and critique of the works of exhibitions are held in it. The fourth floor is now the library of the Academy of Arts, which is one of the largest specialized art libraries in Iran today.
This complex with 6 Saba (1) and (2) galleries with 800 square meters, Khayal Gallery with 1300 square meters, Ayneh Gallery with 1000 square meters, Khayal Sharghi Gallery with 1600 square meters, National Gallery of Iran with 1600 square meters, Khayal No Gallery with 70.72 The square meter with a capacity of 80 people and a conference hall with a capacity of 40 people is one of the most important and largest cultural and artistic centers in the Middle East.
Saba Cultural and Artistic Institute in 2002 as one of the centers for preserving, disseminating, and presenting the national culture and art of Iran and a center for dialogue, interaction, and exchange of views of our country's artists with the management, organization, and performance of art events in Iran and the Islamic world. Visual arts, art festivals, exhibitions, conferences and specialized and research meetings of art ... and launching the largest comprehensive database of Iranian art with the membership of tens of thousands of artists in various fields as well as in the field of art economics and buying and selling works of art, periodicals It was launched on cultural and artistic occasions.
Eastern entrance:Valiasr St., not far from Taleghani St., Academy of Arts, No. 1552(To enter the Iran Hall)
West entrance:Valiasr St., Taleghani St., Shahid Baradaran Mozaffar St., No. 125
(To enter Saba galleries)
Postal Code: 1416953343
Soroush and Telegram :@artgallerysaba
Visits: Exhibition from 10 am to 6 pm (except holidays)
Location: Saba Cultural and Artistic Research Institute