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New media society was founded in summer 2014 in Tehran to act as a hub and mediator for several emerging project spaces across the country. The main focus is on archiving and facilitating projects related to new media arts. This is to be done by organizing talks, workshops, publications, and events such as presentations, symposiums, and exhibitions. The long term goal is to publish, translate, and produce relative materials as well as archiving and public outreach to provide the missing platform for new media’s ever-growing scene in Iran. Since New Media Society was founded, Has held more than 100 sessions in collaboration with various initiatives and art spaces on various themes and topics: New Media Art History, Sociology, and art, Animation, Architecture, photography, music and sound art, archive, experimental film, and Digital art. It has also organized workshops on interactive art, programming, and art in public space. New Media Projects is located in downtown Tehran acts as a meeting point for artists, researchers, professionals, and enthusiasts who encourage this approach. It provides a research and study room with facilities such as Wi-Fi-connected working space, library on Media arts, international and Iranian books, catalogs, and journals. It is also the home […]
No 3, Arabi 3 St., Kheradmand Shomali St., Karimkhan St., Tehran
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 improve the 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
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