Workshop with Tirdad Zolghadr
CINÉTRACTS BY OTHER MEANS: NOTES FROM TEHRAN
06.01/10:00 to 17:00
07.01/10:00 to 14:00
UdK Berlin / Room 115
Hardenbergstr. 33 / 10623 Berlin
For this session, Zolghadr will use the leitmotif of “Tehran” to offer a somewhat self-critical overview of his practice as curator & fiction writer. On the one hand, this will offer an opportunity to broach the topic of Tehran-as-city. While on the other hand, it will allow us to revisit the primary mode of access that we are employing to do broach that very city, namely, the institution of contemporary art internationally speaking. Importantly, the seminar will also contrast more recent curatorial premises with positions that were key to Zolghadr’s practice over a decade ago. Materials will include publications by the SHAHRZAD collective, the exhibition project “Ethnic Marketing” (Kunsthalle Geneva 2004 / various Tehran venues 2006), as well as two documentary films: Tehran 1380 (with Solmaz Shahbazi, 2001, 45 min) and Tropical Modernism (with Golmohamad Rahati, 2005, 25 min).