All posts tagged “persia

Taravat Talepasand

Made in Iran, Born in America

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

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Mahsa Alikhani

Something Better

‘… We know that we will always slip through those cracks and slide between those fingers …’ – Joobin Bekhrad muses on the age-old Iranian art of escapism


Mea Culpa

‘It reads as a poem for those who cannot shake the feeling of having left something behind’ – Sayantan Mukhopadhyay on Mea Culpa, Ghazel’s latest solo exhibition in Dubai

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Fahmida Riaz


Aysha Khan examines the effacement of the female voice in the literary traditions of the Persianate world, from the days of the Mughals to the present

Gabriele Basilico

Iran, 1970

‘I feel the warmth of Zarathustra’s flame, and see everywhere the bluest blue, of the earth of Khorasan …’ – Joobin Bekhrad on the journeys of a young Gabriele Basilico in Iran in 1970

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Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar

Initials B.B.

Joobin Bekhrad talks to France-based artist and entrepreneur Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar about his new foundation and his ambitions to shake up the contemporary Iranian art scene

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Bahman Jalali

Like a Rolling Stone

Mina Khanlarzadeh looks at the tasnif genre and how Iran’s Velshodegan have been shaking things up in the realm of classical Iranian music

Shirin Neshat

Facing History

Joan Hua examines the oeuvre of Shirin Neshat and her ongoing retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum marking the end of a chapter in her artistic career

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