Tag: Conversation

Tehran Documentary Forum session#2

On September 15, 2015, curator Reza Haeri, Mohammadreza Farzad, and Pooria Jahanshad discussed “Metaphor and Politics: The Tehran Retrospective of Harun Farocki” at Sazmanab. Harun Farocki (1944-2014) was born in German-annexed Czechoslovakia. From 1966 to […]

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 […]

Beginnings of Conversation

How does a conversation transform from an informal encounter to a public moment? The evening proposed a public event with a group of artists-designers-students of the Dutch Art Institute and Werkplaats Typografie in conversation with […]

Ala Ebtekar in conversation with Ahoo Najafian

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, Sazmanab artist-in-residence Ala Ebtekar in conversation with Ahoo Najafian discussed Ebtekar’s recent exhibition at The Third Line “nowheresville \ ‘nä-kōja,-abäd \” and the themes around which the exhibition was conceived; […]

Cinétracts by Other Means: Notes from Tehran

Roaming Academy – Doreen Mende and The Otolith Group presented: Cinétracts by Other Means: Notes from Tehran in collaboration with art research space Sazmanab in Tehran and Sohrab Kashani, and with art research graduate Zohreh […]

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 […]

Tehran Monoxide at Zohre-No Pharmacy

Artist Negar Farajiani and scholar Behzad Khosravi talked about Tehran Monoxide‘s recent installment at Zohre-No Pharmacy and showed its documentation photos and videos. Tehran Monoxide is an artistic, socio-cultural and environmental project that is focused […]

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 […]

Babak Golkar

Exhibiting artist Babak Golkar and curator Elham Puriyamehr discussed their exhibition at Sazmanab-Ab/Anbar and answered questions from the audience. Babak Golkar was born in Berkeley in 1977. He spent most of his formative years in […]

Itinerant ⧚ Doreen Mende

Presentation by Doreen Mende Doreen Mende (b. 1976) is an author, curator and researcher based in Berlin. In collaboration with the architect Wilfried Kuehn, between 2006–09 she co-conceived the study programme in Exhibition Design and […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]