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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 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 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. The space is technically the electric control room and the entry to the storage facility of V-Cafe, a large cafe/restaurant in Felestin Street. The venue was originally converted into an exhibition space in 2017 by Dastan-gallery founder Hormoz Hematian and curator Ashkan Zahraei, hosting 50 projects, each for six consecutive days, designed and executed by Ashkan Zahraei under Dastan:Outside Projects, from July 2017 until September 2018. In June 2023, Ashkan Zahraei reopened Electric Room as an independent curator-run project under his “INSIDE, despite” experimental art programming initiative. The space continues to feature short-term exhibitions, displays and installations, designed by Ashkan. The 5x6m Electric Room features a shop front comprised of four 2.2m-tall windows (two 0.9m and two 0.6m wide) and a 1.1m wide door, three electric switchboards covering one wall, […]
Qalamchi Dead End, Felestin Street North, Tehran, Iran