This Week’s Six Pillars – European Everything – Norway at Documenta14
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This Week’s Six Pillars – European Everything – Norway at Documenta14

As the quinquennial Documenta 14 opens in its second city, Kassel in Germany, we hear from participating artist Joar Nango. One of the endangered Sámi tribes in Norway, Nango is an architect who creates installations and collaborative works with the environment and social context in mind. His open air piece at Athens Conservatoire is called … Continue reading

Currently Listening to…Johnny Be Good, Persian Version
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Currently Listening to…Johnny Be Good, Persian Version

These guys never take themselves too seriously. Their mixture of folk, prose and classical Persian music is made contemporary by their approach. Velshodegan are composition, voice and tar – M. Fallahi, composition, voice and fiddle – Behzad Hassanzadeh, tombak and prose – Mohammad Bahar. Check their video below for their parody of the mundane, a … Continue reading

Electronic Music From Tehran, The Wire Magazine
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Electronic Music From Tehran, The Wire Magazine

The Wire Magazine‘s October 2016 issue, 392, features this article on the electronic music being made in Iran today. The Wire maintains its quality of work via magazine purchases, but as it is not deliverable in Iran, they have agreed for us to post it here. The article is also available as .pdf, hosted on … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Politicising Tourism in Palestine
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Politicising Tourism in Palestine

This week highlights from the event Politicising Tourism in Palestine, part of the Crisis and Creativity A Season of Contemporary Films from and about the ‘Arab world’ series of events at The Mosaic Rooms, London, curated by Shohini Chaudhuri.  Broadcast Times Six Pillars broadcasts on air on 104.4FM, on digital radio signal and online Wednesday … Continue reading

Persian Game of Thrones
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Persian Game of Thrones

Missing GOT? Although the theme tune is already writen by a composer of Iranian descent (half Iranian, half German) Ramin Djawadi, this version by long time collaborator and supported artists the cheeky Moslem Rasouli, is 100% Persian-sounding. An interview with the original Emmy-nominated composer talking about the music and breaking it down in detail, is … Continue reading

Fearless, the Next Wave of Iranian Art at Total Arts, Dubai.
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Fearless, the Next Wave of Iranian Art at Total Arts, Dubai.

Until April 30th you can walk into a space hidden in Dubai’s industrial district and examine a series of works that collectively point out how outdated mainstream curatorial considerations often is, of what is being made in the field of Iranian art today. Not exactly outsider art, nor art that necessarily consciously rejects the mainstream  … Continue reading