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
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
I. Using history as a force in art is to coordinate, reconcile, and combine two far away realms, as one is rooted in knowledge and the other strives for truth. History is the realization of humans’ insatiable desire for learning, and then writing and waiting … Continue readingA Note on “Asymmetrical Authority” by Hamidreza Karami
Panel Discussion about “Iranian Contemporary Photography” with Amirali Ghasemi, Parham Taghioff & Hamidreza Karami | December 11,2018 | University of Tehran.
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