A Genealogy of Tehran’s Art Galleries: A History of the (Home-) Studio

Seyed Hossein Iradj Moeini, Mehran Arefian, Bahador Kashani, Golnar Abbasi

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    The art scene and its spaces in Tehran enjoy various degrees of recognition from official, permitted, registered models to unofficial practices. Artistic practices experience a blurred division between the official and the unofficial, and between visibility and invisibility. The complex and multifold conditions in which alternative and non-market-driven artists work leave them striving for survival strategies among which spatial and architectural tactics play a key role. Whether deliberately or not, the working strategies of alternative artistic practices in Tehran employ architecture as one of their main instruments of liberation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUrban Culture in Tehran
    Subtitle of host publicationUrban Processes in Unofficial Cultural Spaces
    Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
    Number of pages43
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-65500-0
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-65499-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Publication series

    NameThe Urban Book Series


    • Artistic practice
    • Art gallery
    • Private ownership
    • Apartment
    • Temporalisation
    • Renovation


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