Tag: Event

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 […]

Art History ⧚ Julie Vayssière

For the first presentation of her performance “Art History” in Iran (after the Ricard Foundation in Paris and Schaufenster in Sélestat), Sazmanab artist-in-residence Julie Vayssière chose to work the way she always does; by asking […]

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 […]

Peter Freund

On Thursday, August 27, 2015, Peter Freund talked about his recent exhibition at Sazmanab. Peter Freund is a media artist, curator, and scholar based in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an artist, Freund works […]

Stephen Young

On Sunday, August 16, 2015, Stephen Young talked about his exhibition at Sazmanab. The exhibition highlighted the patterns and similarities that occur at very different scales in the natural world through images taken by satellite […]

The weather was good ⧚ Bart Van Dijck

The weather was good – 2015, 60 min A film by Bart Van Dijck Belgian artist Bart Van Dijck explores local folklore and cultural identity. His video “The weather was good” compiles scenes from folk […]

Docufiction in Werner Herzog’s Recent Films

Ever since his early career in the heydays of the new German cinema, Werner Herzog’s fiction and documentary films have centred on characters whose actions, usually undertaken in hostile environments in the most remote corners […]

Re-Shape #1: Design/Code

Re-shape Tehran aims to bring creative people from different fields who are interested in experimenting with technology together; artists, engineers, musicians, electricians, software developers, and others. This was the debut event for Re-Shape Tehran. This […]

Marco Djermaghian

On the occasion of his recent exhibition at Sazmanab, Marco Djermaghian spoke about the idea of one to one scale through tactile materiality, the act of making things and its relation to the scale of […]

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 […]

Doing stuff with people: Mark Allen and Jon Rubin

Mark Allen is the founder and executive director of Machine Project, a non-profit performance and installation space investigating art, technology, natural history, science, music, literature, and food in an informal storefront in the Echo Park […]

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 […]

Ghazaleh Hedayat’s “Bygones”

Panel discussion revolving around Ghazaleh Hedayat’s exhibition at ag Galerie, “Bygones” with Majid Akhgar, Hadi Azari, and Zanyar Bolouri “Skin is the layer with which one feels the outside world. This bonding layer has always […]

Mohammadreza Mirzaei

On the occasion of his recent exhibition at O Gallery, Mohammadreza Mirzaei spoke about his work with a focus on his recently published photobook and his two latest exhibitions at O Gallery and No.6 Gallery […]

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 […]

Manuel Buerger

Manuel Buerger runs a design laboratory in Berlin and works with clients all around the world. Buerger’s design practice is indicated by many-layered narratives which challenge the viewers in deconstruction and construction of meaning. In […]

Thomas Jeppe

On the occasion of his exhibition at Sazmanab, Australian artist Thomas Jeppe spoke about his work and the process behind “Abstract Journalism”; a working methodology characterised by earnest research and willful divergence, structured by the […]

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 […]

Anahita Razmi’s videos

On November 24, 2014, Sazmanab held a one-night-only special screening of a selection of video works by artist Anahita Razmi. Anahita Razmi is a visual artist based in Berlin mainly working with video, installation, new […]

Anahita Razmi

Anahita Razmi talked about her recent exhibition at Sazmanab-Ab/Anbar. 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 […]

The Creative Act ⧚ Babak Golkar

On November 6, 2014, Sazmanab hosted a workshop led by exhibiting artist Babak Golkar via Skype. Babak Golkar was born in Berkeley in 1977. He spent most of his formative years in Tehran until 1996 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Molla Nasreddin ⧚ Slavs and Tatars

Presentation by Slavs and Tatars (artists-in-residence) Slavs and Tatars presented “Molla Nasreddin: the magazine that would’ve, could’ve, should’ve.” It features a selection of the most iconic covers, illustrations and caricatures from the legendary Azeri satirical […]

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 […]

TVDinner Tehran

TVDinner was an iteration of OtherIS video series focused on the US-sanctioned countries — Belarus, Cote d’Ivoire, Congo, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Myanmar/Burma, and Zimbabwe. TVDinner launched on July 30, […]

Date with the SObject

Date with the SObject was an ongoing project by Farhad Bahram in Tehran; it was a socially-engaged performance that examined the various possible interconnections between two Subjects and an Object; the object being a bond […]

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 […]

Susann Wintsch

Presentation by Susann Wintsch (curator-in-residence) Susann Wintsch curates TREIBSAND. She studied Art History and Comparative Literature at the University of Zurich and teaches and lectures at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK. In 2013 she curated […]

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 […]

Capturing Dimitra ⧚ Dimitra Natskouli

Performance by Dimitra Natskouli Organised by Bavand Behpoor Photographers, video artists and painters were invited to capture Dimitra Natskouli as she performed her performance art inspired by her short stay in Tehran. Wednesday, August 26, […]

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. […]