Posts Tagged ‘Joobin Bekhrad’

Made in Iran, Born in America

Taravat Talepasand. Iran, Iran, Iran, Iran (detail); 2017. Metal, rope, denim, pigment, hand match patches, assorted pins, iPhone 7 plus. Collaboration with Laura Rokas.

Today, from our friends at REORIENT, we bring you Joobin Bekhrad’s interview with artist Taravat Talepasand, aka TVAT. They discuss Talepasand’s recent show at San Francisco’s Guerrero Gallery, Made in Iran, Born in America, the use of drugs in her work, and her love of Iran. The artist says, “Take your definition of ‘Orientalism’, which I find offensive, and see if you can create art that is as conceptually profound and technically[…..]

This Is Not Iranian

Anahita Razmi. Middle East Coast West Coast, 2014 (video still); HD Video; 23:04.

From our friends at REORIENT, today we bring you Joobin Bekhrad’s conversation with artist Anahita Razmi. Bekhrad and Razmi discuss identity, underwear, and the Pakyan. Razmi states, “I like the idea than an identity is something that one constructs, something that is at all times flexible and changing.” This article was originally published January 3, 2017. What was I doing near Trafalgar Square? I don’t know.[…..]

The Importance of Being Hassan

Today, from our friends at REORIENT, we bring you an interview with Hassan Hajjaj (also known as the “Andy Warhol of Marrakech”). REORIENT editor Joobin Bekhrad talks with Hassan about his recent decoration by the King of Morocco, his participation in Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, and pop art in the Middle East and North Africa. This article was originally published[…..]

Shiny Happy People: Interview with Reem Al Faisal

Reem Al Faisal. Zaheera.

From our friends at REORIENT, today we bring you an interview with the Saudi photographer, gallery owner, journalist, and princess Reem Al Faisal. Author Joobin Bekhrad talks with Faisal about her most recent solo exhibition, Nass [People], color, and being a woman photographer in “a man’s world.” This piece was originally published on March 1, 2016. It’s early in the morning, and, amidst news of escalating tensions between Iran[…..]

Street Fighting Man

Nikoo Tarkhani.

Today from our friends at REORIENT, we bring you an excerpt from Joobin Bekhrad‘s interview with artist and curator Ali Ettehad, who says, “I strongly believe that at a time—especially in the Middle East—when art is, for the most part, commercially-driven, performance art is powerful in its ability to help artists retain their independence and integrity.” This article was originally published on June 2, 2015. Joobin[…..]