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Paadmaan (meaning ‘safeguard’ in Farsi) is an independent artist-run platform for contemporary art with an interdisciplinary approach established in 2018, based in Tehran. Through a variety of curatorial programming, Paadmaan seeks to expand on existing discourses surrounding contemporary art within various Iranian communities and supporting their input, transforming into output. Paadmaan aims to proceed networking locally and internationally and improving collective in the contemporary art scene by focusing on research, dialogue and presentation. Paadmaan promotes these by organizing exhibitions, events, artist residencies, lectures, screenings, publications and various interactions throughout Iran and abroad.
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