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Azin Feizabadi - After Cinema - Fictions from A Collective Memory
2019
English edition
Archive Books
This book marks the ten-year anniversary of the project A Collective Memory by Azin Feizabadi. The project encompasses five narrative-driven films, alongside other artworks. Each film has its own urgency, approach, and point of departure. The films naturally vary in their subjects, they touch upon stories of migration, uprising, transformation, revolution, renewal, collapse, defeat, depression, and desire that connect the life of the artist with those around him. The research materials that have come up over the course of this project consist, on the one hand, of concrete historical events and, on the other hand, all the innumerable, fragmented personal memories spread between pats, presents, and futures that narrate every-changing stories of how things were, are, and may be.
How to translate the principles of such layered project into a publication? How to imagine through the films? What stories could be further told? What happens after leaving the cinema? Where does cinema begin and where does it end? After cinema collects narratives, each contributor to the publication was asked to watch one of the five films in A Collective Memory and to write a fiction in response. Or rather, a continuation of the story, a personal variation, a translation in the literal sense: a carrying over of the film into one's own language. In many ways, the artist wanted to let go of his films and see them anew through the eyes of others. Indeed, to whom belongs a film—to its author, its director, its cast and crew, its audiences, its critics? The films are showed in the book as images that flicker across the screen or the page, exploring how the stories of others intersect with them, together forming unexpected conversations.
Amongst the authors, both Rasha Salti and Shahab Fotouhi have composed screenplays in response, a decision that engages with the formal backbone of film itself. In doing so, a transformation has taken place: two very different films appear, in Salti's case a re-articulation of The Negotiation with a new set of characters and a dialogue that updates itself to address her personal, political concerns, while Fotouhi transposes the psychological abstraction in The Epic of the Lovers: Mafia, God and the Citizens to create concrete personalities that reflect the contemporary social and emotional tensions hә wishes to portray as a filmmaker. Jan Verwoert and Ashkan Sepahvand have both written short stories that subtly entangle their respective biographies with that of their fictional narrators. Having grown up in the Ruhr Valley where Cryptomnesia takes place, Verwoert's story takes the small-town, post-War humdrum that characterizes the area's cities to present us with an uncanny place, possibly in the after math of a disaster, where not much at all takes place beyond everyday routine—that is, until something does. For Sepahvand, the transposition from one body to the next that drives the narration of Uchronia allows him to imagine the story of a figure who may or may not be himself in another tịme and place. For Sarah Rifky, the dreamlike structure of The Conference of the Birds inspires her to suggest altogether different dates and settings within which words generate poetic images.
Running throughout the book, a text by Nanna Heidenreich poses questions and reflections on the role of media, memory, migration, belonging, and authorship, a conversational form that simultaneously expresses her critical perspective as an engaged viewer of film and her long-term familiarity with A Collective Memory.
 Giovanna Silva & Hamed Khosravi - Tehran
2019
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
In 2018, Italian photographer Giovanna Silva photographed the streets of Tehran and collected archival documents from the infamous American embassy in the capital of the Islamic Republic. The image-based work is part of a multilayered narrative that encounters the words of architect, researcher and educator Hamed Khosravi.
Shirana Shahbazi - New Good Luck
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
currently out of stock
A new series of photographic works by Shirana Shahbazi.
Tanaz Modabber - Other Scales of Prosody
2018
English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
This leporello artist's book is the last iteration of an ever-mutating project by artist Tanaz Modabber. It reproduces a sixty-meter-long drawing which was also used in the past as a score, and as a referential mapping. The work also refers to the links between poetry, music, architecture, and politics in Iran.
 Sote - Sacred Horror In Design - Persian Electronic Music Vol. 2  (vinyl LP)
2018
French edition
Sub Rosa
currently out of stock
Deriving from an eponymous audiovisual performance, this electroacoustic project by Sote (Ata Ebtekar) blends traditional music from Iran with hardcore electronics.
Laurence Rasti - There Are No Homosexuals in Iran
2017
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
For two years, Laurence Rasti photographed Iranian homosexual refugees who transit through the city of Denizli in Turkey, waiting to join a host country where to live their sexuality freely. The resulting photographic series explores the sensitive concepts of identity and gender, while juxtaposing the gravity of the situation with lighter and hopeful moments.
Shirana Shahbazi - First Things First
2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
out of stock
A non-hierarchical selection of photographic works created over the past ten years by the Iranian artist (catalogue).
Bruno Botella - Qotrob
2017
French edition
CAN
Hallucinogenetic experiments and Persan lycanthropy.
Zamân
2017
French edition
Zamân
Zamân - Zamân journal
The Seventh Issue of Zamâm magazine gathers innovative artists, curators, and art historians to investigate the relationships between the Pacific Region and the Mediterranean Basin, from Morocco to India (with Toni Maraini, Eric Baudelaire, Geeta Kapur, Touda Bouanani, Faouzi Laatiris…).
Tirdad Zolghadr - Traction
2016
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
A polemical essay targeting the moral economy of indeterminacy in contemporary art.
Mouvement
2016
French edition
Mouvement
Théo Mercier, Malika Djardi, Markus Öhrn, the online art market, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, French post-punk, being an artist in Central Asia, nudity on stage, the footballer as a modern artist, “Iran” special feature with Barbad Golshiri and Amir Reza Koohestani…
 Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh & Hesam Rahmanian - Her Majesty?
2016
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
The colorful and impertinent hijacking of a luxurious big size Taschen book celebrating Queen Elizabeth's jubilee.
Shirana Shahbazi - Tehran North
2016
English edition
JRP|Editions - Artists' books & editions
Shirana Shahbazi's photo-project Tehran North is a subjective road movie captured from a car driving through the Iranian capital at night, offering a black and white kaleidoscopic vision of Tehran's urban landscape (artist's book).
Shahryar Nashat - Obituary
2016
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
With this volume, Shahryar Nashat recalls the life and death of an iconic art object—a green dodecahedron called La Shape—operating in many of the artist's works since 2011.
 Leo Kupper & Hossein Malek - Santur - Occident / Orient (CD)
2016
French edition
Sub Rosa
(last copies available!)
Two different approaches—the Eastern and Western—to Persian instrument Santur, by musicians Hossein Malek and Leo Kupper.
Kour Pour -
2015
English edition
Nero
35.00 20.00 €
Inspired by Persian tapestry, Kour Pour's paintings are highlighting the artist's interest in the cyclic life of images, shifted back-and-forth between the online realm and the material world. This first monograph includes images of all the paintings on display, some installation views and a photographic documentation of the art work's making process, along with an essay by the curator Nicola Ricciardi.
Gabriele Basilico - Iran 1970
2015
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books
A photographic journey from Yugoslavia to Iran during the 1970's.
 Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh & Hesam Rahmanian - Ramin Haerizadeh Rokni Haerizadeh Hesam Rahmanian
2015
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
out of stock
First monograph.
Shirana Shahbazi - Monstera
2014
English edition
JRP|Editions - Artists' books & editions
(last copies available!)
Artist's book.
Salvatore Martirano - The SalMar Construction (vinyl LP)
2014
French edition
Sub Rosa
out of stock
The SalMar Construction is an amazing large music synthesis engine conceived and constructed in the early 1970's by a composer for use by a composer. These unreleased recordings were made at IRCAM in Paris in 1983. It illustrates the power that an electronic composition can achieve when the composer arrives at a true synergy with his synthesizer.
Behdjat Sadr - Traces
2014
bilingual edition (English / French)
Zamân - Zamân Books
currently out of stock
Monograph exploring the artistic and intellectual heritage of abstract painter and pioneer of the visual arts in Iran Behdjat Sadr. This richly illustrated publication offers a singular testimony, combining personal writings and press cuttings, critical texts and poetic correspondence.
Zamân
2014
French edition
Zamân
Zamân - Zamân journal
The “Scenario” issue investigates narrative and speculative processes within both poetic and political fields (science fiction, geopolitics, universal and colonial exhibitions…)
Maria Miranda - Surface Tension Supplement - Unsitely Aesthetics – Uncertain practices in contemporary art
2013
English edition
Errant Bodies - Anthologies
The shifting and troubled relationship of artwork and audience in network culture.
Zamân
2012
French edition
Zamân
Zamân - Zamân journal
On “heretical Orientalism”: the Sicilian Inquisition in the 17th century, the works of Bahman Mohassess, Marwan, the poems of Etel Adnan…
Zamân
2011
French edition
Zamân
Zamân - Zamân journal
out of stock
This issue explores the legacy of the mythological, religious, and scientific figures from modern Orientalism.