Sazmanab


Located in both the US and Iran, Sazmanab ⧚ Water Dept. produces exhibitions, programs, and events where every object, video, and performance that happens in one space is meticulously duplicated for the other.
1. About
1.1. Team
2. Venues
2.1. Museum of Sohrab (Tehran)
2.1.1. Book an appointment
2.2. Mattress Factory Museum (Pittsburgh)
3. Programs
4. Press
5. Contact
6. Credits / Acknowledgements

1. ABOUT

Sazmanab ⧚ Water Dept. is located simultaneously in Sohrab Kashani’s apartment in Tehran (Museum of Sohrab) and at the Mattress Factory Museum in Pittsburgh.
As part of a collaboration, called The Other Apartment, between Kashani and Pittsburgh-based artist Jon Rubin, The Mattress Factory Museum is housing an exact replica of Kashani’s apartment and all of its contents built meticulously by a team of fabricators in Pittsburgh. Located in both the US and Iran, Sazmanab ⧚ Water Dept. produces exhibitions, programs, and events where every object, video, and performance that happens in one space is meticulously duplicated for the other. For the run of the project, what has historically been called Sazmanab is now called Sazmanab ⧚ Water Dept. in a nod to the two versions of the same venue.
The Other Apartment functions as a series of theoretical and practical questions within the sad absurdity of our current political condition: What if there was more than one absolute reality; can you build a space that functions as a loophole around national borders and economic sanctions; and what gets lost and gained in the act of duplication?

Facade [Left: Tehran - Right: Pittsburgh]

Studio [Left: Tehran - Right: Pittsburgh]

Studio [Left: Tehran - Right: Pittsburgh]

Bedroom [Left: Tehran - Right: Pittsburgh]

Blue Room [Left: Tehran - Right: Pittsburgh]

Blue Room [Left: Tehran - Right: Pittsburgh]

Event Room [Left: Tehran - Right: Pittsburgh]

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1.1. TEAM

Directors: Sohrab Kashani and Jon Rubin
Curators: Sohrab Kashani and Jon Rubin

The Other Apartment:
Artists: Sohrab Kashani and Jon Rubin
Project Manager: Brittany Reilly
Tehran Team: Golnoosh Heshmati, Shirin Rezaee, Siavash Naghshbandi, and Yousha Bashir
Website and graphics: Sohrab Kashani
Translation: Golnar Yarmohammad Touski
Apartment Building Contractor: Tom Reynolds (Dovetail Home Improvements), Ben Wojtyna, and Kevin Clancy
Pittsburgh Fabrication Team: Adam Welsh (Director of Exhibitions), Jenna Arnold, Seth Davidson, Dig Divine, Evyn Dowd, Josh Ice, Shohei Katayama, Anthony Kovacs, Keith Loughrey, Alex Lukas, Erin Mallea, Ezra Nepo, Katherine Pirilla, David Rosenstraus, Lilah Rubin, Max Spitzer, and Jason Tracy
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2. VENUES

Sazmanab ⧚ Water Dept. is located simultaneously in Sohrab Kashani’s apartment in Tehran (Museum of Sohrab) and at the Mattress Factory Museum in Pittsburgh.
Both Tehran and Pittsburgh apartments are currently closed to the public due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
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2.1. MUSEUM OF SOHRAB (TEHRAN)

Kashani's apartment (Museum of Sohrab) is by appointment only. Exhibition openings and events at Sazmanab ⧚ Water Dept. are by invitation only and RSVP required. Access to the Blue Room Library, Sazmanab Video Library, and Sazmanab Digital Archives require advanced booking.
Admission to Sohrab's apartment (Museum of Sohrab) is Pay-What-You-Wish.
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2.1.1 BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

To visit Sazmanab ⧚ Water Dept. programs at Kashani's apartment in Tehran, visit the online appointment system. Address and directions to will be provided upon confirmation of booking.
- Book your visit
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2.2. MATTRESS FACTORY MUSEUM (PITTSBURGH)

The Mattress Factory Museum is located in Pittsburgh’s historic North Side, just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Free parking for Mattress Factory guests is provided in the museum parking lot, located at 505 Jacksonia Street. Please note the lot is locked after museum hours.
- Hours and Admission
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3. PROGRAMS

Sazmanab ⧚ Water Dept. produces exhibitions, programs, and events where every object, video, and performance that happens in one space is meticulously duplicated for the other.
- Programs
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4. PRESS

For press inquiries please write to info(at)sazmanab.org.
Selected press:
Hyperallergic
artnet News
Bloomberg CityLab
The Art Newspaper
Creative Capital
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5. CONTACT

For general inquiries please write to info(at)sazmanab.org.
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6. CREDITS / ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Photos courtesy of The Other Apartment and Sazmanab, taken by Sohrab Kashani, Tom Little, Siavash Naghshbandi, Shirin Rezaee, Jon Rubin, and others.

Graphic Design: Sohrab Kashani
Website Design and Development: Sohrab Kashani

The Other Apartment and Sazmanab ⧚ Water Dept. was made possible through support from Creative Capital.
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