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™
How were the Soviet Union’s Central Asian and Caucasian minorities portrayed in film, and why was this? To find out, Valeriya Nakshun takes a look at Russian history and the ‘Soviet eastern’ genre.
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
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
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
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’
Miniature paintings, big trouble, not a damn given – Joseph Flaherty travels to Istanbul to visit the studio of the artist formerly known as Canan Şenol
‘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
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