A Note on Iranian Contemporary Art by Parham Taghioff

Iranian contemporary art is an achievement influenced by modernism that has found a suitable context for expression in direction of becoming globalized and in the age of communication. Whether this context is spontaneous and a historical necessity or a planned and imposed project, it is … Continue readingA Note on Iranian Contemporary Art by Parham Taghioff

A note on “Asymmetrical Authority & Historical Kaleidoscope” Series by Milad Odabaei

Asymmetrical Authority & Historical Kaleidoscope stages photography against photography. Parham Taghioff’s photography challenges the apparent complacency of image-making with the conventional narrative of Iran’s history, questioning representational historiography itself by rendering visible the movement it captures. The images take up the photographic representation of paradigmatic … Continue readingA note on “Asymmetrical Authority & Historical Kaleidoscope” Series by Milad Odabaei

“The Revolution Was a Wave that Overtook Me”A Conversation with Photographer Parham Taghioff by Milad Odabaei

Parham Taghioff was born in 1978, the year of the Iranian Revolution. Implicitly referring to the systematic re-writing of history in the aftermath of the Revolution, he jokingly tells me he was born in the “year zero.” He traces his interest in images to when … Continue reading“The Revolution Was a Wave that Overtook Me”A Conversation with Photographer Parham Taghioff by Milad Odabaei