All posts tagged “tehran

Coming Down Again

Telecasters and Tahdig

REORIENT Editor Joobin Bekhrad opens up to rock and roller Salar Rajabnik

As an avid reader and follower of REORIENT, I was ecstatic to hear of Editor Joobin Bekhrad’s new book, Coming Down Again, and its premise, and couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Once I finally did, I was just as impressed and enthralled as I’d expected to be. I related to it so deeply and was so moved by it, that I wanted to take over, and for once, put Joobin in the hot seat and ask him about the process behind writing Coming Down Again.

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Anahita Razmi

This is Not Iranian

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

Filed under: Art
Ali Azimi

Great Expectations

An Iranian rock star in London – Ben Mirza talks to Ali Azimi about the highs and lows of his turbulent career, making it big in the Big Smoke, and whether or not it’s all been ‘worth it’

Paykan

Straight Shooter

Nazli Ghassemi talks to Shahin Armin and Sohrab Daryabandari, directors of a new documentary telling the story of Iran’s much-loved – and loathed – Paykan automobile

Katerina Belkina

New Horizons

Contemporary Istanbul’s Burcu Öztürkler gives a taste of things to come at the 2015 edition of the art fair featuring a special focus on Tehran

Filed under: Art
Ali Ettehad

Street Fighting Man

Tehran-based artist and curator Ali Ettehad talks about the state of performance art in Iran, its history, and his struggle to bring it to the public

Filed under: Art
Nasereddin Shah

The King

Dreams, decrepitude, and despotism – Amir-Hussein Radjy examines Iranian-Dutch writer Kader Abdolah’s latest novel about the legendary Iranian monarch Nasereddin Shah

Pallett

Mr. Violet

Music, magic, and moustaches – Samannaz Kourang Pishdadi talks to Rouzbeh Esfandarmaz about the many colours of Iran’s Pallett

Bahman Mohassess

Iran: Unedited History

Natasha Morris on an ambitious exhibition of contemporary Iranian art at Paris’ Musée d’Art Moderne spanning over 50 years and featuring over 200 works by over 20 artists