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Creative Time Summit DC: Occupy the Future

Creative Time Summit – the world’s largest international conference on art and social change – was held in Washington, DC! Creative Time Summit DC: Occupy the Future was held at DC’s historic Lincoln Theatre on […]

Wiki-Women-Middle East

On the occasion of Women’s History Month 2016, Writing Middle Eastern Women into History Initiative (WMWH) launched Wiki­-Women­-Middle East, a series of Wiki Edit­a­thon gatherings around the globe to add profiles of Middle Eastern women […]

A Portal Between Washington D.C. & Tehran

Portals are gold shipping containers with immersive audio and video technology inside. When you enter one, you come face-to-face with someone in the other container, full-body, and the two converse live as if in the […]

Photobook Tehran

Photobook Tehran is an initiative focused on fostering the culture of photobook making and collection. Its first exhibition was presented simultaneously in Tehran and New York. A number of newly-acquired photobooks from Iran were exhibited […]

A Portal Between New Haven & Tehran

Portals are gold shipping containers with immersive audio and video technology inside. When you enter one, you come face-to-face with someone in the other container, full-body, and the two converse live as if in the […]

A Portal Between New York & Tehran

Portals are gold shipping containers with immersive audio and video technology inside. When you enter one, you come face-to-face with someone in the other container, full-body, and the two converse live as if in the […]

The Back Room Workshop

How do public spaces become politicised, privatised, inscribed with new meanings? How might artists, writers, and educators intervene in various spaces, and engage with new publics? How does the scale, location, and permanence of a […]

Abbas Akhavan

Sazmanab hosted a conversation with Iranian-born artist Abbas Akhavan in conjunction with his residency and exhibition at the Delfina Foundation in London. Born in Tehran, Abbas Akhavan has been living in Canada since 1992 where […]

A conversation with Shirana Shahbazi

Shirana Shahbazi discussed her diverse and iterative photographic practice, in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, “New Photography 2012.” Employing the visual language of multiple genres—portraiture, […]

Image and Control ⧚ Justin Clemens

Lecture by Justin Clemens, presented by LuckyPDF at West Space, Melbourne and simulcast via Google Hangout to Sazmanab Writer, academic, translator and Lacanian, Justin Clemens teaches in the School of Culture and Communication at the […]

Kubideh Kitchen Skype Meal

Conflict Kitchen, founded in 2010 by Jon Rubin and Dawn Weleski, was a restaurant in Pittsburgh that served cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict. Each Conflict Kitchen iteration was augmented […]

Paradoxes in Video

Curated by Larry Caveney and Sohrab Kashani Organised in collaboration with GARAGE 4141 Paradoxes in Video investigated the contradictions between documentary and performance, fact and fiction, order and chaos. What is real and what is […]

Performance on Trial

In conjunction with Performa, Wafaa Bilal and Shirin Neshat discussed their recent works at the time — A Call and OverRuled. These two performances engaged and questioned the act of bearing witness. Their audiences, too, […]

Dynamic Encounters ⧚ Wafaa Bilal

Facilitated by Wafaa Bilal, organised by The Back Room and Sazmanab, and sponsored by Aaran Gallery in Tehran. Twelve Iranian emerging artists and performers presented their recent works in progress and discussed issues related to […]

Siting Performance ⧚ Richard Schechner

A two-day workshop with Richard Schechner, where artists, writers, and performers in Tehran and NYC discussed contemporary performance art practices, new media, and citizenship. Led by Richard Schechner, with Ava Ansari, Bavand Behpoor, and Molly […]

The Tehran/Pittsburgh YouTube Mix

A live screening of videos curated by Sohrab Kashani and Jon Rubin directly from YouTube posts shot both in Tehran and Pittsburgh was presented at Sazmanab (Tehran) and Waffle Shop (Pittsburgh). A back and forth […]

Human Emotion Project

A global project generated by artist/curator Alison Williams which screens videos and films made by international artists who use these mediums to interpret human emotion visually. Curated by Sohrab Kashani and Alison Williams International artists: […]

Much Love from Tehran

Live audio/visual performances and simultaneous music collaborations via the internet by Photomat, Pooya Payvar (Stonail), and SAROSEDA at Sazmanab and the Danish punk rock band Dansk Fløde at B&K Projects in Copenhagen, Denmark, organised by […]

The Tehran/Pittsburgh in Random

A live screening of videos curated by Sohrab Kashani and Jon Rubin for Red76 and “The YouTube School for Social Politics” and directly from YouTube posts shot both in Tehran and Pittsburgh was presented at […]

Nomadic Streaming at Art Basel

A free-form broadcasting experiment took place on June 16, 2010 with aethernauts transmitting live from Art Basel, the International Art Fair in Basel and from other locations around the world including Tehran and Sydney. aether9 […]

Kubideh Kitchen Skype Meal

Conflict Kitchen, founded in 2010 by Jon Rubin and Dawn Weleski, was a restaurant in Pittsburgh that served cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict. Each Conflict Kitchen iteration was augmented […]

Visiting Arts Curators’ visit

Visiting Arts‘ Curator research visits enable UK curators to visit different countries and regions of the world offering the opportunity to encounter contemporary arts practice in specific contexts and to forge the creation of cultural […]

Reciprocal Visit

Reciprocal Visit was an experimental project by Apartment Project made up of photographs, films, writings, interactions, and talks of participants from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, such as photography, video, music, staging, painting, and sociology. […]