Joobin Bekhrad catches up with Iranian-American artist Taravat Talepasand (a.k.a. ‘TVAT’) to discuss her new work, as well as all things Sex, Drugs, and Gol-o-Bolbol™
REORIENT Editor Joobin Bekhrad opens up to Iranian-American rock and roller Salar Rajabnik about his writing, rock and roll, and his newly released book, Coming Down Again
Why does Iranian artist Mahmoud Bakhshi panic in cinemas? His new exhibition in London, in which he revisits a defining moment in Iranian history, provides reason enough.
Lizzy Vartanian Collier visits the British Museum to explore a small, yet telling exhibition of works on paper bringing together past and current generations of Iranian artists
Joobin Bekhrad catches up with award-winning multidisciplinary artist Anahita Razmi to resume a conversation about Iranian underwear that began over Persian food and tacky cocktails
On the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the passing of Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari, Joobin Bekhrad remembers her and two other Iranian luminaries who also met their untimely ends in Paris
Who on earth would want to kill the utterly cool British-Iranian artist Sarah Maple? She doesn’t know, either. Joobin Bekhrad talks to her about her art, flying bricks, and her new book.
What on earth is Sassan doing promoting contemporary Iranian art in the south of France, and why is he so frustrated? Joobin Bekhrad finds out in the fifth episode of REORIENT Radio.
In search of the world’s oldest windmills, Jippe Kreuning – the son of a Dutch miller – embarks on a journey to Khorasan in northeastern Iran, along with a Persian phrasebook
From the days of prophecy and empire to boozy verse and full-blown bacchanalia, Joobin Bekhrad reflects on the rich and colourful tradition of wine guzzling in Iran