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
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
Listen to Joobin Bekhrad crack up as he talks to the acclaimed Iranian artist and filmmaker Marjane Satrapi for the fourth episode of REORIENT’s podcast series
Nur Shkembi talks to curator Sara Raza about an ongoing exhibition of contemporary Middle Eastern and North African art at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City
Ahead of her solo exhibition in Johannesburg, Joobin Bekhrad talks to the iconic Shirin Neshat about her current projects, her career as a whole, and her … style ‘gurus’