IRAN 101 WORKSHOP (Blockseminar)

a collaboration between AStA, Studium Generale, Interflugs, Common Ground and the Intercultural Diversity Office of UdK
Organized by Pegah Kashmirshekan, Pharaz Azimi, Umut Azad Akkel
1 SWS, 1 ECTS, registration per Mail on: with the subject "IRAN 101"
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Wednesday 21.11.2018, 17-18: Lecture
Univ.-Ass. Dr. Julia Allerstorfer: “Visual Identities. Strategies of self-representation in Contemporary Iranian Art”, Room 127, Einsteinufer 43
Wednesday 21.11.2018, 18:30-20: Panel Discussion
Daniele Balice, Anahita Sadighi: "Art Marketing", Room 127, Einsteinufer 43
Thursday 22.11.2018, 18-20h: Panel Discussion
Timo Nasseri, Vanessa Safavi: "Globalization and Iranian Art", Room 158, Hardenbergstraße 33
Friday 23.11.2018, 12-16 h: Silkscreen Workshop
Golnar Kat Rahmani: Silkscreen Workshop; “Politik & Schrift”
(registration required, max 15 places. Register to, Room 158 Hardenbergstraße 33 
Friday 23.11.2018, 18:30-20 h: Lecture
Prof. Dr. Hamid Keshmirshekan: “Neo-Orientalist Stereotyping in relation to Identity Politics: Iranian Art Practice Today”, Room 158, Hardenbergstraße 33
Saturday 24.11.2018, 16-18 h: Panel Discussion 
Amirali Ghasemi, Hannah Jacobi, Sohrab Kashani, Alireza Labeshka: "Alternative Art scene and Platforms", Room 158, Hardenbergstraße 33
Saturday 24.11.2018, 18:30 h: Group Discussion


The workshop IRAN 101 is aiming to represent a glimpse of Iranian culture by looking into contemporary Iranian art and artistic production, raising questions about the social and cultural life of artists inside and outside of Iran and different generations through a series of lectures, panel discussions, film screenings and workshop. The workshop’s main objective is to familiarize and engage students with different cultural practices and their possible impact on art productions.

This event will examine recent developments in Iranian art both locally and internationally, bringing together a number of scholars, artists, curators and art directors to discuss topics and themes such as the concept of global versus national practices, artist’s affiliation to their birth country and whether or not nationality should play a key role in art works, Iranian art scene, its exposure, dissemination system both inside and outside Iran, alternative art platforms in Iran and also different perspectives on how the curatorial and selection process, mechanism, etc. might function in different contexts. This event will also include film screenings with a brief account of Iranian cinema and a silkscreen workshop focusing on Arabic/Persian writing. It will examine the influence of writing on one’s perception and its connection to politics.

The seminar will encourage group discussions and provide an opportunity to talk further about the key issues and concepts of the event.

Speakers and panelists:
Univ.-Ass. Dr. Julia Allerstorfer
Daniele Balice
Amirali Ghasemi
Hannah Jacobi
Sohrab Kashani
Prof. Dr. Hamid Keshmirshekan
Alireza Labeshka
Timo Nasseri
Vanessa Safavi
Anahita Sadighi