Wednesday 21.11.18 17:00 - 18:00 Lecture
“Visual Identities. Strategies of self-representation in 
Contemporary Iranian Art”
Univ.-Ass. Dr. Julia Allerstorfer
Room 127, Einsteinufer 43
18:30 – 20:00 Panel Discussion
"Art Marketing"
Daniele Balice, Anahita Sadighi
Room 127, Einsteinufer 43
Thursday 22.11.18 18:00 – 20:00 Panel Discussion
"Globalization and Iranian Art"
Timo Nasseri, Vanessa Safavi
Room 158, Hardenbergstraße 33
Friday 23.11.18 12:00 - 16:00 (registration required)
Silkscreen Workshop; “Politik & Schrift”
Max 15 places Golnar Kat Rahmani
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Room 158 Hardenbergstraße 33 
18:30 - 20:00 Lecture
“Neo-Orientalist Stereotyping in relation to Identity Politics: 
Iranian Art Practice Today”
Prof. Dr. Hamid Keshmirshekan
Room 158, Hardenbergstraße 33
Saturday 24.11.18 16:00 - 18:00 Panel Discussion 
"Alternative Art scene and Platforms"
Amirali Ghasemi, Hannah Jacobi, Sohrab Kashani, Alireza 
Labeshka (Room 158 Hardenbergstraße 33)
18:30 Group Discussion


a collaboration between AStA, Studium Generale, Interflugs, Common Ground and the Intercultural Diversity Office of UdK.

Organized by Pegah Keshmirshekan, Pharaz Azimi, Umut Azad Akkel


The workshop'IRAN 101'  is aiming to represent a glimpse of Iranian culture by looking into contemporary Iranian art and artistic production, raising questions about the social and cultural life of artists inside and outside of Iran and different generations through a series of lectures, panel discussions, film screenings and workshop. The workshop’s main objective is to familiarize and engage students with different cultural practices and their possible impact on art productions.

This event will examine recent developments in Iranian art both locally and internationally, bringing together a number of scholars, artists, curators and art directors to discuss topics and themes such as the concept of global versus national practices, artist’s affiliation to their birth country and whether or not nationality should play a key role in art works, Iranian art scene, its exposure, dissemination system both inside and outside Iran, alternative art platforms in Iran and also different perspectives on how the curatorial and selection process, mechanism, etc. might function in different contexts. This event will also include film screenings with a brief account of Iranian cinema and a silkscreen workshop focusing on Arabic/Persian writing. It will examine the influence of writing on one’s perception and its connection to politics.

The seminar will encourage group discussions and provide an opportunity to talk further about the key issues and concepts of the event.

Speakers and panelists:
Univ.-Ass. Dr. Julia Allerstorfer
Daniele Balice
Amirali Ghasemi
Hannah Jacobi
Sohrab Kashani
Prof. Dr. Hamid Keshmirshekan
Alireza Labeshka
Timo Nasseri
Vanessa Safavi
Anahita Sadighi

Visual Identity & Graphic design by Masoud Morgan