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Paadmaan (meaning ‘safeguard’ in Farsi) is an independent artist run platform with an interdisciplinary approach, based in Tehran. Through a variety of programming,Paadmaan seeks to expand on existing discourses surrounding interdisciplinary art within various Iranian communities and to fuse them in responding directly to their input, transforming into output. The development of a positive shared community identity and self-empowerment go hand-in-hand. Paadmaan aims to promote these by focusing on research, dialogue and presentation to assist in contemporary art discourse.
Electric Room (est. 2017 by Hormoz Hematian and Ashkan Zahraei) features projects that are usually site-specific and mostly involve experimental and non-traditional formats of exhibiting art. The space focuses on showcasing short-term experimental projects, research-based presentations, performances, screenings, smaller-scale events, and occasional single-piece exhibits. Electric Room programming is done by co-founder and artistic director Ashkan Zahraei. Each of Electric Room’s projects last for six consecutive days, starting from Friday and lasting until Wednesday evening. Fifty projects have been devised, starting from June 2017 and ending in July 2018. Each project is documented as a series of photographs at the artist’s studio, installation shots, a recorded video interview with the artist, footage from Electric Room, a short description of the project, and with other visual/written material. Electric Room is located in downtown Tehran across Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture (Azad University), and within ten- to fifteen-minute walks from Tehran Art University, and Faculty of Fine Arts (University of Tehran). Electric Room is run under Dastan:Outside Projects, a curatorial arm of Dastan’s Basement, which conceives and occasionally conducts projects outside of the gallery’s venues and regular program. Electric Room’s programming remains independent of Dastan Gallery and the space has actively sought […]
Qalamchi Dead End, Felestin Street North, Opposite Faculty of Fine Art and Architecture, Tehran, Iran
No 3, Arabi 3 St., Kheradmand Shomali St., Karimkhan St., Tehran