Tag: 2012

Green, White, Red ⧚ Yousha Bashir

Exhibition by Yousha Bashir “Limit. Limits. Limited. Explosion! Limit. Limits. Limited. Explosion! Red. Red. Rolling. Despise! Where white? This improper compilation. Boom. Explosion!” Yousha Bashir Yousha Bashir is a process-oriented artist, whose works are a […]

Interactive Multimedia ⧚ Frederick Rodrigues

Workshop on interactive multimedia conducted by Frederick Rodrigues In this workshop, the participants covered how to create rich interactive multimedia tools for performance. They discussed various approaches and their pros and cons such as Isaodra, […]

Medusa ⧚ Mahtab Mozayan

Exhibition by Mahtab Mozayan “I’m afraid you’ll find out about what I’ve been hiding inside of me! Then chances are you’ll behead me to hold my head in front of your enemies, so they would […]

Root Canal

Root Canal – 2012, B&W, 60 min A film by Samira Eskandarfar A young girl who has just started a serious relationship tries to review her relationship in dialogue with a woman with extensive experience […]

IRAN (is not the problem)

Sazmanab hosted an official screening of the film “IRAN (is not the problem)”. This insightful 79-minute documentary featured Antonia Juhasz, author of Tyranny of Oil, and The Bu$h Agenda, Larry Everest, author of Oil, Power, […]

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 […]

Roberto Casiraghi

An exhibition of drawings by Italian painter and musician Roberto Casiraghi, together with works by artists Saeed Ravanbakhsh, Homayoun Salimi, Yousef Sharif Kazemi, and Soheil Doaei. Organised by Charsoo Honar November 1 – November 3, […]

Anahita Razmi

Anahita Razmi is a video and performance artist based in Berlin and London. Her previous works have dealt with issues concerning identity and gender, employing objects with a national and cultural significance or citing the […]

Anahita Razmi

Anahita Razmi is a visual artist based in Berlin mainly working with video, installation, new media and performance. Her work reconsiders visual memory, stereotypes, and standards between Orient and Occident. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include: […]

Hidden Screenplays

Curated by Nesli Gül Works by Kardelen Fincancı and İsmail Egler Hidden Screenplays relates to the alternative movements against the obedience and it focuses on the cracks and seeps that occur within the communities. It […]

Daniel Kötter

Daniel Kötter, born 1975, is a director and video artist with a particular interest in multi-channel video installations and alternative concert formats. Daniel takes on the role of director, filmmaker, researcher or composer to relate […]

Field of view ⧚ Richard Penn

Presentation by Richard Penn (artist-in-residence) Richard is a self-taught animator with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts (with distinction) from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1997 he was awarded the […]

Rybon International Residency

Rybon International Artists’ Workshop brought together artists from all around the world to create new works and explore long-term possibilities. Participating artists: Ali Cherri (Lebanon), Amin Davaie (Iran), Sarah Hatahet (Jordan), Katayoun Karami (Iran), Babak […]

Nesli Gül

S. Nesli Gül was born in 1986 and is based in Istanbul. Nesli graduated from the Faculty of Art and Design at the Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul and holds an MA in Museum Studies […]

İsmail Egler

İsmail Egler was born in 1983 in Istanbul. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Marmara University in Istanbul and holds an MA in Interactive Media Design from the Yıldız Technical University in […]

Kardelen Fincancı

Kardelen Fincancı was born in 1985 in Istanbul. She graduated from the Plastic Arts Department at the Kocaeli University in Istanbul and holds an MA in Art and Design from the Yildiz Technical University in […]

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, […]

Short Grip ⧚ Maryam Taghavi

As a former Tehraner, Taghavi’s engagement with the city through materials and situations, atmospheres and activities that had once been neutral was vivified in discovering the ineptness permeating the public space. During her residency at […]

Performance As Sketchpad ⧚ Maryam Taghavi

Workshop on performance conducted by Maryam Taghavi (artist-in-residence) Performance as an art practice has helped artists investigate ideas before they made objects since the early 1900s, and a strong medium experimented on countless formal, social, […]

Maryam Taghavi

Maryam Taghavi graduated from Emily Carr University, Vancouver in 2008 and since then has been experimenting across diverse mediums, ranging from drawing, performance, sculpture and site-specific installation; nonetheless, issues surrounding adaptation, displacement and collapse remain […]

flüchtig ⧚ Katharina Stadler

The project ‘flüchtig’ [volatile/fugacious] aimed to explicitly follow the paths which were taken by previous visiting artists and curators on site. During the two-week residency at Sazmanab in Tehran Katharina Stadler walked those paths as […]

mise en abyme

Curated by Sandra Skurvida Mise en abyme is a stand-in for the void, a figure opening the subjective fissures of national states, and performatively destabilizing positions of power — the “I”s are focused on the […]

Katharina Stadler

Katharina Stadler is a Vienna born conceptual artist, curator and founder of ‘Concept and Theory – Tbilisi’. She studied Music, Theater and Cultural Communication studies at Humboldt University in Berlin, graduating with a thesis on […]

Sandra Skurvida

Sandra Skurvida is an independent curator and scholar based in New York City. Her research and curatorial projects are determined by the specific socio-political conditions: OtherIS (2011-ongoing) is a curatorial platform of video art relating […]

Private Negations

Curated by Morehshin Allahyari and Alysse Stepanian Our perception of reality conforms to human-made logic while the construct of logic is defined by the limitations of our perceptions. The language of power is built upon […]

Terrain ⧚ Tanaz Modabber

Exhibition by Tanaz Modabber (artist-in-residence) Terrain was a performative installation inspired by the uncanny correlation between the natural and the artificial environment in Tehran. As the boundary between these environments, natural and artificial, has grown […]

An evening with Hiwa K and Aneta Szylak

Iraqi Kurdish artist and Sazmanab artist-in-residence Hiwa K gave a talk on Tuesday June 26, 2012 at Sazmanab. Some of his projects presented were the outcome of his deliberations on the eight-years of Iran-Iraq War […]

Hiwa K

Hiwa K was born in Kurdistan-Northern Iraq in 1975. His informal studies in his hometown Sulaymaniyah were focused on European literature and philosophy, learnt from available books translated into Arabic. After moving to Germany in […]

Tanaz Modabber

Tanaz Modabber was born in Tehran, Iran. She studied at University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture and a Master’s degree in Architecture. She currently lives in Berlin where […]

TehranNo ⧚ Omid Mehdizadeh

Exhibition by Omid Mehdizadeh “Urban geographers generally define the city as an artificial landscape consisting of different streets, buildings, machinery, and monuments which together make today’s urban life somewhat possible. Tehran is a surreal site […]

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 […]

Future Shorts Spring 2012

Future Shorts Festival pops up in Tehran! The spring program, as hosted at Sazmanab, let the audience connect with a selection of international short films and filmmakers to access a large global audience for their […]

Sound Of IT

Curated by Larry Caveney, in the spirit of John Cage Artists: Annah Anti-Palindrome, Wes Chester, Osvaldo Cibils, Mark Eden, Anthony Elliott, Alex Godbold, Josh Goldman, Fritz Horstman, Nathan Hubbard, Travis Janssen, Chris Jones, Tina La […]

UNDO ⧚ Negar Farajiani

Exhibition by Negar Farajiani “I delete an image (her/his image), I try to get it back Before saving it I look for Undo File Edit View History Window Help Edit Undo It’s greyed out” Negar […]

The Back Room and Sazmanab

We are Ava Ansari and Molly Kleiman of The Back Room — a curatorial and pedagogical project to facilitate exchanges between artists and writers in the United States and Iran. We’ve been collaborating with Sohrab […]

Imprisonment of The Speaker

Imprisonment of The Speaker – 2011, 50 min A film by Mehran Afshar Naderi Imprisonment of The Speaker follows the story of a twenty-year-old criminal, who tries to investigate the causes and motives for choosing […]