Symposium: Iran - Art and Discourse

Co-presented by Asia Society and Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

NEW YORK, October 26, 2013 — Held in conjunction with the Asia Society Museum exhibition Iran Modern, Asia Society's daylong symposium examined political economies of contemporary art within Iran and abroad — its production and distribution, the mechanisms of circulation in Iran and the United States, and how ideologies and their attendant policies shape transfer of knowledge and praxis from one context to another.

Convened by Sandra Skurvida

Speaker bios and program notes (PDF)


Introductory Remarks
Melissa Chiu, Monroe Price, and Sandra Skurvida. Keynote lecture by Hamid Keshmirshekan (1 hr., 14 min.)



Panel: On the Discursive Text
Shiva Balaghi, Babak Elahi, and Sohrab Mahdavi; moderated by Roxanne Varzi (1 hr., 25 min.)



Panel: On the Curatorial
Fereshteh Daftari, Azar Mahmoudian, and Anna Vanzan; moderated by Sandra Skurvida (1 hr., 45 min.)



Panel: On Art Praxis
Roxanne Varzi, Sohrab Kashani, and Slavs and Tatars; moderated by Shiva Balaghi (1 hr., 22 min.)



Endnote by Hamid Dabashi (47 min., 22 sec.)



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