Wednesday, December 27, 2006

untiteld (do not give your opinion)

untiteld (do not give your opinion)
an installation by nazgol ansarinia
30 Dec 2006- 11 Jan 2007(8-21 Day 1385)
13 vanak street, tehran
opening friday 29th Dec from 3-7 pm
Saturday-thursday 4-6 pm

To see Nazgol's page on parkingallery click here

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

[THE DARK ROOM] Digital photos by Pezhman Fizoozmand

[THE DARK ROOM]an exhibition of Digital photos by Pezhman Fizoozmand at cafe aks
Dec 9-23, 2006
Eskan shopping center, Mirdamad Blvd,Tehran.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

I don't know what else to do with myself!*

I don't know what else to do with myself!*
9. December. 2006
Saturday / AK28
Krukmakargatan 28, Stockholm

Video Screening 20:00
Artist Talk: 21:00
After Party: 22:00

artists: david blandy (uk), selim birsel (Belgium), amirali ghasemi
(tehran), unni gjertsen (norway), tsui kuang-yu (taiwan), adnan yildiz

curated by esther lu and adnan yildiz

Esther Lu and Adnan Yildiz invite us to a discussion around the
role-position of artist today in reference to the changing structures
of contemporary art. Today, artists are traveling a lot due to
residencies, biennials, grandiose exhibitions and etc. And they do not
like to be involved into these processes as "tourists" but they are
also somehow tourists in this game… In relation to their research in
Stockholm, Yildiz and Lu select inspirational videos in order to
trigger a discussion around how artist
deconstruct-fictionalize-establish-reproduce him/herself in/through
their works in this given traveling context. The curators introduce
the concept of 'universal traveler' and contextualize the issue around
the hot topics like ''new-internationalism", "mobile identities", "art
market-ing" and "globalization-alism".

AK28 is the venue of this show for its identity as being an artist-run space.
Supported by Cultural Division, Taipei Mission in Sweden

• a title of a song by white stripes is transformed.
• video screening is also the premiere of S.G.F.S. (survival guide for
stockholm), a research based curatorial project by Adnan Yildiz

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Conscious in Coma

Conscious in Coma is an art project initiated by NOMAD in collaboration with Goethe Institut, Istanbul and Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center. The project is designed to be a long-term networking and archiving project. The name of the project indicates a simple and direct reference to the current unbalanced and devastated state of the globe accompanied by the collective silence and blindness. The project intends to collect, disseminate, and discuss the perspectives and realities of diverse positions in multiple formats. In this respect, the primary focus of the project is to trace, detect and comprehend art and cultural productions which render different cases, approaches and realities with multifaceted cultural, political and social situations.

Conscious in Coma is designed to be a collaborative process of nine curators: Elena Veljanovska (Macedonia), Stefan Rusu (Moldavia), Nat Muller (The Netherlands), Vera-Maria Glahn (Germany), Basak Senova (Turkey), Jack Persekian (Palestine), Clare Davies (Egypt), Christine Tohme (Lebanon), and Amirali Ghassemi (Iran).

curated by Amirali Ghassemi (IR)
Behrang Samadzadegan, Behnam Kamrani, Amirali Mohebbinejad, Negar Tahsili, Raha Faridi, Mohammad Reza Heydari, Ehsan Behmanesh, and Azin Feizabadi.

Video as a medium has been recognized as both an elevator and an escape route for the new generation of Iranian artists since the beginning. As they started their anxious, immature experiments; video became a popular medium although the lack of education and the big cultural gap beside the availability, transferability and ease of use made this journey quiet fragile, expect the few “successful” established artists who emphasize on the exotic face of their country of origin made them able to jump on the “train”, the rest are producing boring materials for the weak small scaled but good looking elitist! Art scene. But on the other hand there are others who are not well known, not board On the train, not famous but still eager to make a kind of art which is not only for export , not aimed at the cul-de-sac of Euro-American market. Most of these videos are chosen from parkingallery archive with no specific point of view or resemblance but the fact of being unseen and interesting.

For more details please check this page

Sunday, October 8, 2006


by Homayoun Askari Sirizi
October 13-19, 2006|5:00-7:00 P.M.
Location: 13, Vanak St. , Tehran , Iran
don't miss it!

Poster designed by Behrad Javanbakht

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Sound installition exhbition in azad art gallery

Sound installation
by Mohamad Javad Safari & Kaveh Kateb
Sep 1-6,2006 - 4-8 pm
Azad art gallery
No 41, salmas sq, Golha sq, Tehran

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Invitation to a Deeper Depression

Parkingallery presents:
Deeper Depression
A contemporary Art Practice
New Media / Performance / Photography / Typography / Literature / Illustration / Painting

2nd round of parkingallery's deep depression project will launch in Tehran on 23rd of June, 2006 in four venues & with 247 Iranian & international participants.

Tarahan Azad Gallery/ June 23- July 5, 2006/ Opening: 4-8 pm/ Visiting hours: 4-8 pm/
No.41, Salmas Sq., Golha Sq., Tehran, Iran/ Tel.: + [9821]88008676
Atbin Gallery/ June 23- July 4, 2006/ Opening: 6-10 pm/ Visiting hours: 4-8 pm/
No.12+1, Khakzad St., Valiasr Ave. [Parkway Crossing], Tehran, Iran/ Tel.: + [9821]22017761
Zangar Gallery/ June 29 – July 5 2006/ Opening: 6-9 pm/ Visiting Hours: 4-9 pm/
Flat No.5, 1st Floor, No. 19, Mina Blvd., Africa Blvd., Tehran, Iran/
Tel.: + [9821]88771272
Tehran Gallery/ June 24 – July 5 2006/ Opening: 5-8 pm/ Sat. to Wed.: 2-8 pm/ Friday: 5-8 pm/
East Side of Tehran University , Ghods St., Enghelab Ave., Tehran, Iran/
Tel.: + [9821]66410959, 61112495

Curator: Amirali Ghasemi

In cooperation with Media Designer Consultant Co. & Shervin Book Series.
Posters designed by Behrad Javanbakht & Farhad Fozouni

Friday, June 2, 2006

"Heaven & Hell" Digital Illustrations By Behrang Samadzadegan

"Heaven & Hell"
an exhibition of digital illustrations by
Behrang Samadzadegan

Jun.9 to 22 2006
Khordad 19 to Tir 1st 1385
No.13 Vanak St.
Vanak Sq.
Ave Gallery

*openning: 4-8 pm

Monday, April 10, 2006


Tracing the Limits of Artworld Internationalism

Contemporary Art Exhibition

Artspace: 13 Vanak Street & Azad Gallery, 41 Salmas Square

Conference and Screening: Shahid Avini Auditorium, University of Tehran
Tehran, 14th – 27th of April 2006

This project raises the question of what is expected or demanded of an artist who attempts to penetrate the “international art circuit”. What does the European market, in particular, wish to buy, and why does it wish to do so. It is now plain to see that the West is not a mere observer of globalized cultural flows, but a consumer playing a decisive role. Just as any other demanding client, it actively defines the supply. Which strategies might be useful when facing such hegemonic structures? This theme was addressed at curator Tirdad Zolghadr’s 2004 exhibition “Ethnic Marketing: Art, Globalization and Intercultural Supply and Demand” (curated with M. Anderfuhren), and is now revisited in Tehran.

The event includes:

  • April 14th, 4 PM: opening of group exhibition with seven artists at 13, Vanak Street: Shirin Aliabadi, Bilal Khbeiz, Farhad Moshiri, Erkan Özgen, Sener Özmen, Natascha Sadr-Haghighian
  • April 14th, 6 PM: opening of group exhibition with eleven artists at Azad Gallery: Atlas Group, Ursula Biemann, David Blandy, Jakup Ferri, Shahab Fotouhi, Jens Haaning, IRWIN, San Keller, Ahmet Ögüt, Sener Özmen, Michael Snow, Peter Stoffel
  • April 18th, 5:30 PM: film screening at Shahid Avini Auditorium, Tehran University, with films by: Fikret Atay, COM & COM, Dirk Herzog, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Sener Özmen, Space Campaign, Hito Steyerl, Erik van Lieshout
  • April 19th, 4 PM: conference with Giovanni Carmine, San Keller, Farhad Moshiri, Natascha Sadr Hagighian, Solmaz Shahbazi, Tirdad Zolghadr et al
  • a catalogue in Farsi and in English
  • student workshops (on invitation only)

Saturday, April 8, 2006

Photo/video exhibition by Alireza Ghandchi

Photo/video exhibition by Alireza Ghandchi in
Asar Art Gallery
Opening: 14 April, 2006. 5-9 pm.
14-26 April, 2006. (25 Farvardin-6 Ordibehesht 1385)
Visiting hours: 11 am-8 pm
Gallrey is closed on Friday 21th of April (1st of Ordibehest)
Add: no 13, Barforoushan alley, Iranshahr St. Tehran

Friday, March 31, 2006

Self timer an exhibition by Homayoun Askari Sirizi

Self timer an exhibition by Homayoun Askari Sirizi
7-13 April 2006 , Friday-Thursday 6-8 pm
Av Art Gallery no 13, vanak street, Tehran - Iran
Poster by Behrad Javanbakht

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Parkingallery postcards Vol. 1

March 2006: Parkingallery published a series of 9 Postcards by Amirali Ghasemi
For more informartion please Email us at info[at]parkingallery[dot]com

Friday, February 24, 2006

Call for entry;Deeper Depression

Parkingallery Presents
Deeper Depression; a contemporary art practice / Summer 2006 Tehran
Deadline: 15th May 2006
New Media, Performance, Illustration, Painting, Typography, Flash Fiction, Photography.
Please check the Deep depression website to download the Entry forms (Persian & english) in both PDF & WORD versions.

Curator:Amirali Ghasemi
Poster by Farhad Fozouni

Friday, February 10, 2006

Gallery Imagery + Shelves

Photo Exhibition in Etemad Gallery by
Abnous Alborzi + Hanna Mirjanian
Gallery Imagery + Shelves
Opening: 18 Feb. 2006 From 5 to 9 P.M.
The exhibition is open untile 2 Mar. 2006 from 3 P.M. To 8 P.M.
Darous, Shahrzad Blvd., Yaar Mohammadi St., Zafari St., No 5
Tel:+(98)(21) 225 99 127

Poster designed by Kassra Abedini

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Shrinkage Worldwide Award

Shahneshin Foundation would hereby like to invite you to participate in an open international design competition which will result in a multidisciplinary multiuse poster to explore divulge foster sensitizes awaken 'shrinkage' nature, culture & experience....
Submit entries by September 15 2006
click here to download the PDF file

"Believe it or not, we have crafted a culture bubble, and built an
environ bubble, where mindsets are the extra-, the mega-, the over-
cultures. The challenge today is to deflate the bubble before it
bursts".Quote extracted from a recent lecture delivered by Dr. Shahneshin

Moustache by Peyman Hooshmandzadeh

Updates on parkingallery:
Moustache documentary photos by Peyman Hooshmandzadeh added to this month,so don't miss it!

Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Group Painting and Photo Exhibition by
Hamed Sahihi
Rokneddin Haerizadeh
Samira Skandarfar
Ramin Haerizadeh

3 to 8 Fev. 2006 (14-19 bahman) - 4 to 8 pm / opening: friday Fev. 3rd ( jom'eh 14 bahman) - 5 to 9 pm
Azad Art Gallery / #41, Salmas Sq., Golha Sq.Tehran, Iran
poster designed by Iman Raad

Friday, January 27, 2006

Amiralionly says; a photoblog

100th photo is posted on so please check this out!

Monday, January 23, 2006

127 concert in Tehran conservatoire

127 Live In Tehran conservatoire Jan 29-30, 2006 see their website for more details here on their offcial website!
Poster designed by Behzad Elyas Azar

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Painting Exhibition by MORTEZA ZAHEDI

Painting Exhibition by MORTEZA ZAHEDI,21-28 Jan. 2006 4-7 pm,
Opening: saturday 21 Jan. 4-8 pm
DAY Art Gallery: 1060, Valiasr Ave., opossite Saei park, Tehran, Iran
poster designed by Iman Raad

Monday, January 16, 2006

new posters by Behrad Javanbakht, Maryam Enayati and Parisa Tashakori

New updates in parkingallery posters by Behrad Javanbakht, Maryam Enayati and Parisa Tashakori added yesterday....
check them out here:
Behrad Javanbakht's posters
Maryam Enayati's posters
Parisa Tashakori's posters
and even more updates are on the way...

Monday, January 9, 2006

Who is afraid of public space?

Who is afraid of public space?

Work samples of the box-series by Shirin Homann-Saadat*
on Thursday Jan 12, 2006 from 5-7 pm
Tarahan azad art gallery
No 41, Salmas sq, Golha sq, Tehran

*Shirin Homann-Saadat
studied Philosophy in Berlin & Oxford and Architecture in London & New York;
she worked as a tutor and critic in both areas and writes on Art &
Her projects consist of a series of boxes that deal with our relationship
towards space. They have been published & exhibited internationally. Shirin
lives & works on route.

Tuesday, January 3, 2006


Photo Exhibition
by Maryam Niazadeh
January 13-17, 2006
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
opening: January 13
Atbin art gallery
No. 12+1, Khakzad St., [Park-way crossing] Vali-asr Ave., Tehran
Tel: +98 21 22017761
Poster designed by Behrad Javanbakht