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Déjà Vu at Aun Gallery – Tehran

Group video Installation
Deja Vu – Group Video Installation – Poster Designed by Borna Ahmadi & Amirali Ghasemi

Déjà Vu is a group video installation show curated by Golzar Hassanzadeh for Aun Gallery. Participant Artists are Golzar Hassanzadeh, Abbas Kiarostami, Abtin Mozaffari,  Hessam Nourani, Shadi Noyani,  Hamed Safaee and Parham Taghioff, The show puts together various image makers/artists together around the theme in an unusual setting designed by Borna Amadi and Amirali Ghasemi.

Déjà Vu will be open this Friday March 8th, 2013 from 4 to 8 pm and will continue till March 13th.

Aun Gallery
40 Seoul Avenue, Vanak , Tehran – 19958, IRAN
Telephone:+98 21 88603050

Limited Access Four | Festival for Video, Sound and Performance | Aaran Gallery | JAN 2013

Limited Access Festival
The Fourth Edition

Organized By parkingallery Projects
in collaboration with Aaran art gallery,, Saroseda

For five days, through January 11th – 16th, 2013 Aaran Gallery will host a series of events and screenings of videos, experimental films, animations and sound pieces and performances. The program hours will be from 3 to 8 PM everyday.

Stay tuned and come back for more details soon, the festival’s website will also get a huge update in a short covering its archive past three editions since 2007.


Curator: Amirali Ghasemi
INVISIBLE-PRESENT | poster designed by Arash Khosronejad

Please join us on Monday, October 29th to watch  experimental video works from Iran. Invisible present is an ongoing curatorial project by Parkingallery Projects -Tehran, curated by Amirali Ghasemi. An evolving video program which transforms & manifest itself in various formats from screenings, collaborations, talks and installations wherever it roams. The invisible present tries to be a small introduction of a vibrant new wave in Iranian video art scene, and to highlight the use of various disciplines and different medias, from experimental films to animations and from performance to photography.

Artists included in Invisible Present, Columbus are Saba Alizadeh  | Golnaz Esmaili | Hadi Fallahpisheh | Omid Hashemi | Anahita Hekmat | Zeynab Izadyar | Allahyar Najafi | Shady Noyani | Amirali Mohebbinejad | Ali Momeni | Golrokh Nafisi | Tara Najd Ahmadi | Ramin Rahimi | Sona Safaei | Bahar Samadi | Zeinab Shahidi Marnani

The program has been shown in cultural Institutions and different cities in Brazil as a part of the exhibition Iranian Pulse and now is on tour in galleries & experimental spaces in North America. Invisible Present’s screening at Ohio State University is co- sponsored by Department of Art, Middle East Studies Department and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Department.

Poster designed by Arash Khosronejad

Time: 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

Hagerty Hall (Room 180)
Building 037
1775 College Rd
Columbus, OH 43210

THE INVISIBLE PRESENT + Special Musical Guest | San Francisco | Friday Oct 5th 2012

Poster designed by Parkingallery Studio

Free Form Film Festival presents:

THE INVISIBLE PRESENT – curated by Amirali Ghasemi – Parkingallery Projects, Tehran
with a special performance by musical guest, Cookie Tongue
Friday Oct. 5th, 2012 – 8 pm
$5 @ door
Artists’ Television Access
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-3890
The Invisible Present is an ongoing screening program selected from Parkingallery project’s video archive, The Tehran based video archive initiated since 2004 include emerging artists from Iran and elsewhere. 
 The series is conceptualized and curated by Amirali Ghasemi of Parkingallery in Tehran and it introduces the vibrant new wave video art scene in Iran. The San Francisco edition of the program highlights the use of various disciplines, such as narrative fiction, documentary, experimental, animation, performance and photography. The artists—most of who are younger than 35—work within Iran and across the globe. The Invisible Present sheds light on a generation that can not be plainly defined and is often harshly targeted internationally; a generation which seeks to be present and exercise their significant liberty to experiment, while being invisible to many.

The Invisible Present/San Francisco edition
Total Running time: Approximately 73 mins
Followed by Q&A with Curator
Continue reading THE INVISIBLE PRESENT + Special Musical Guest | San Francisco | Friday Oct 5th 2012

Part of Me: mise en abyme, Cité international des Arts, Paris

Part of Me: mise en abyme, video program poster designed by Amirali Ghasemi/ parkingallery studio

Part of Me: mise en abyme, a video program in two parts curated by Amirali Ghasemi and Sandra Skurvida for the Iranian Arts Now festival and exhibition, June 23 – July 24, 2012

Cité international des Arts, Paris
Opening reception: Saturday June 23, 6 – 9 PM
Exhibition open 2 – 7 PM daily except Sundays and July 14th

More info about the Program and the Festival

Part of Me is performance, part of me is poetry, and part of me is pain, pain that may not have visible symptoms. My part here is to deliver nothing spectacular, but something delicate enough to be rendered in Turbulence mode we are in. There are things that cannot be said aloud — no manifesto can handle the light weight of the message — the message cannot be broadcast nor encoded to be safe; and sound is the void…. The part curated by Amirali Ghasemi includes works by
Mohammad Abbasi, Erfan Abdi, Makan Ashgvari, Ghazaleh Bahiraie, Amir Bastan, Pouya Ehsaei, Golnaz Esmaili, Bahar Fattahi, Arvin H. Kamal, Tala Madani, Mahan Moalemi, Amirali Mohebbinejad, Photomat, Bita Razavi & Jaakko Karhunen, Sona Safaei, Mohsen Saghafi, Ali Samadpour, Mamali Shafahi, Melika Shafahi, Melodie Zad, Zoha Zokaei, and Niloufar Zolfaghari.

Mise en abyme is a stand-in for the void, a figure opening the subjective fissures of national states, and performatively destabilizing positions of power — the “I”s are focused on the potentialities of arousals and upheavals. The program curated by Sandra Skurvida features works conditioned by the aporias of recent social, political, and ideological insurrections around the world and with reflection on Iran:

Morehshin Allahyari, Mehraneh Atashi, Maneli Aygani, Bahar Behbahani, Negar Behbahani, caraballo-farman, Samira Eskandarfar, Nooshin Farhid, Barbad Golshiri, Anahita Hekmat, Zeynab Izadyar, Nosrat Nosratian, Amitis Motevalli, Neda Razavipour, Hamed Sahihi, Bahar Samadi, Farkhondeh Shahroudi, Negar Tahsili, and Kianoosh Vahabi. 

But not all parts are those of art. As Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri suggested in their recent Declaration, engaged practice “allows us to turn our attention away from the video screens and break the spell the media hold over us. It supports us to get out from under the yoke of the security regime and become invisible to the regime’s all-seeing eye. It also demystifies the structures of representation that cripple our powers of political action.”

THE INVISIBLE PRESENT video screening at Camera, Toronto

ScreenScene (video still) Mani Mazinani2011

Curated by Amirali Ghasemi/Parkingallery Projects, Tehran

The Invisible Present organized by Sanaz Mazinani and presented by Stephen Bulger Gallery, is the first screening of Iranian video art in Toronto. The series which was conceptualized and curated by Amirali Ghasemi of Parkinggallery in Tehran introduces the vibrant new wave video art scene in Iran. This particular program of two forty minute presentations highlights the use of various disciplines, such as narrative fiction, documentary, experimental, animation, performance and photography. The artists—most of whom are younger than 35—work within Iran and across the globe. The Invisible Present sheds light on a generation that can not be plainly defined and is often harshly targeted internationally; a generation which seeks to be present and exercise their significant liberty to experiment, while being invisible to many.

The program will be followed by a Question & Answer period with Curator, AmirAli Ghasemi and artists, Mani Mazinani, Taimaz Moslemian and Sona Safaei.

Abbas Akhavan | Amirali Ghasemi | Anahita Hekmat | Zeynab Izadyar | Gelare Khoshgozaran | Mani Mazinani | Payam Mofidi | Amirali Mohebbinejad | Taimaz Moslemian | Tara Najd Ahmadi | Shadi Noyani | Shirin Sabahi | Sona Safaei | Bahar Samadi |

Please RSVP as seating is limited

416 504-0575

CAMERA/ Stephen Bulger Gallery
1026 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON


3:00 pm
PART 1 (45 mins)
Shadi Noyani – The Iron Heel (4 min)
Shirin Sabahi – Swede Home (14 min)
Amirali Mohebbinejad – My Calm Town (6 min)
Taimaz Moslemian – Beard (4 min)
Tara Najd Ahmadi – Measuring the Level of Resisitance (4 min)
Anahita Hekmat – Apparition IV & V (3 min)
Zeynab Izadyar – Cut (1 min)
Sona Safaei – Decenter (1 min)

Gelare Khoshgozaran – Why (15 min)

4:00 pm
PART 2 (40 mins)
Payam Mofidi – Poeticide (11 min)
Abbas Akhavan – August 2006 (8 min)
Sona Safaei – Alphabet (1:25 min)
Bahar Samadi – The Memory (2 min)
Mani Mazinani – Screen Scene (14 min)
Amirali Ghasemi – Coughing and a bit of Scratching (3 min)
Sona Safaei – Grid (1:40 min)

Magazine Launch: The Burnt magazine, Mehrabad Special

The cover of The burnt Magazine : Mehrabad Special

+ Launch of photocopy version of Mehrabad Special in the occasion of the exhibition Control Tower curated by Amirali
Friday April 13th, 2012. from 5 pm at Fravahr Gallery, Tehran
in collaboration with and New-Bookz and guest contributions by Shahab Tondar, Peyman Shafieezadeh, Ayeh Rahimi, John Mattavousian, Golrokh Nafisi, Martin Shamounpoor, Delbar Shahbaz, Daryoush Raad, Alyar dastgiri, Hilda Hekmat, Haleh Ghasemi, Marjan Andaroudi, Mojtaba Adibi, Mona Abbaspour, Ghazaleh Bahiraie,  Shilan Borhani, Yashar Lavaei, Mostafa Amini, Alma Sinai, Arash Naimain, Niloufar Nedaie, Anita Esfandiari, Ali Ettehad, Tehran Carnival, Omid Balaghati, Mehrabad Project, Anahita Hekmat,Mahta Saghafi, Hossein Tonfagdar and Amirali Ghasemi

The online version will be launched soon with more pages and more colors, so stay tuned!

Momentgraphy at parkingallery projects

Installation view Parkingallery projects

Momentgraphy A project by Yaxer Brad, poster designed by Amirali Ghasemi

Momentgraphy, a collective photography curated by Yaxer Brad was on view on parkingallery projects from Monday 12th to 24th March 2012. It brought together 137 individual who responded to Brad’s call to capture one moment all at the same time, wherever they are located on the face of the earth and exactly on Saturday, April 16th -2011 sharp at 4:00 pm GMT.

Installation view Parkingallery projects

He writes:

Momentgraphy  is born on Sunday [ 16/4/2011], at 04.00pm GMT, with 137 participated from all over the world. Wherever they were, whatever they were doing.
The idea is based on curiosity, life style and social activities…
Here we are going to exhibit various places, views, activities,at the same moment in different places…!


On (photo) paper, Without Name at parkingallery projects

On (photo) paper, Without Name, poster designed by Amirali Ghasemi

On (photo) paper, Without Name is parkingallery’s 2nd group show based on an open call and the anonymity of the participants … this time after the first successful show, On paper, Without Name, which happened in Nov 2011. the exhibition is dedicated to photography. Participants were asked to submit a 30×45 cm photograph each. they are also encouraged to swap their images and the prices were kept fixed and at an affordable rate of only 25 euros. The show opened on Thursday 15th of March 2012 and will be on for two weeks by appointment.
Please write to or call +9821 88977343 to book.
Other calls will be published in the near future for upcoming projects … so stay tuned, and Happy New Iranian Year to Everybody.

German Language Class, a due-performance at Parkingallery Projects

Teachers at work, Shahab Anousha and Martin Shamoonpour, Friday

Last Friday Parkingallery project was turned into a “German Language Class” which is happening only 2 session each season. Shahab Anousha and Martin Shamoonpour in their clever and hilarious due – performance, were engaging the audience ( aka students ), in many levels, the serious plot which reveals itself in a parallel narration of simultaneous switches between Persian( performed by Shamoonpour) and German ( performed by Anousha ). Yet they aren’t easygoing teachers and aks for constant attention of the crowd, often asking them to repeat the new words with correct pronunciations. The class ended by putting up a caricature Auction of the picture drawings on the walls for relatively lowest prices you can imagine.