[spectre] News from Tehran 1, Rotterdam

Andreas Broeckmann abroeck at transmediale.de
Fri Feb 6 13:15:59 CET 2004

Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 14:21:35 +0100
From: "Belinda Hak" <Belinda at wdw.nl>
Subject: <nettime-ann> News from Tehran 1

February 8 - 29, 2004
in collaboration with Babak Afrassiabi

With an introduction by Catherine David
Presentation PAGES 1 by Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi
Special screening: I SAW SHOUSH by Bahman Kiarostami (2002)

NEWS FROM TEHRAN 1 is based on the current artistic and cultural 
practices in Iran, developed through communications and exchanges 
with Iranian artists working in different disciplines. The project 
attempts to work with different topics of social, political and 
cultural representations already implicitly addressed in the work of 
the artists involved. Therefore, the project is neither developed on 
the basis of a predefined concept, nor is it seeking to fit 
individual works into pre-conceptions of cultural locality and 
representations. The result is one of multiplicity of concepts 
introduced by the works presented.

Together with the presentation of NEWS FROM TEHRAN 1 the first issue 
of the bilingual (Farsi/English) periodical PAGES will be presented. 
PAGES is a collaborative project of Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak 
Afrassiabi. It is a platform mainly for Iranian artists and writers 
in different fields to publish their projects and to exchange 
thoughts internationally. For its first issue the periodical 
addresses the subject of public and private in Iran as in space, 
appearance and activity. It approaches different representations of 
public and private in among others cinema, photography, theatre and 

With the participation of: Saeideh Akbari, Kiarash Anvari, Arta group 
(Ayat Najafi, Mohammad-Reza Hashemian, Sahar Dolatshahi, Foad 
Mokhberi, Akram Mahmoudian, Raha Faridi, Ahmad Kachechian and Salma 
Rafiee), Javad Emami, Kambiz Ghavamzadeh, Farzaneh Khademian, Pirooz 
Kalantari, Bahman Kiarostami, Maani Petgar, and Nahid Rezaei

For more information: http://www.wdw.nl.

Witte de With, center for contemporary art
Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam
*31 (0)10 4110144, info at wdw.nl
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