Workshops

Local Access | Strolling along Kheradmand Avenue and further

Local Access

Strolling along Kheradmand Avenue and further
Curated by Helia Hamedani & Amirali Ghasemi
Oraganized by New Media Society


Simultaneous with the 7th edition of Limited Access Festival, We want to practice collectively a simple tryout: our local access to the locality here and now in Tehran. Therefore we asked our artist neighbors to open their studios for us for a friendly chit-chat, for few hours on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th of April.

It’s not exhibition situation or to see works installed in a white cube environment. Here is a safe and immediate space for conversation that can be more helpful than reading lines of descriptions and artist statements. Studios will transform too, side by side to our view of the neighborhood in every and each of the stops.

Studios Visited:

Yousha Bashir / Neda Zarfsaz / Mohammad Ghazali / Zarvan Rouhbakhshan / Ali Sadeghi / Elahe Farahani / Farya Aryanejad / Arman Mahdavi / Amir Mobed / Samira Eskandarfar / Hamed Sahihi / Paria Sahihi / Sina Choopani / Mojtaba Amini / Shahryar Hatami / Sam Sami’ee

Guided by Helia Hamedani, Amirali Ghasemi, Sohrab Kashani, Pegah Tabasinejad

Walk Around New Media | Workshop by Helia Hamedani

Walk Around New Media,  

From Berlin wall to the emergence of the Internet

A two-day workshop by Helia Hamedani

April 4 & April 10

6 – 8:30 pm

New Media Projects

In early April 2017, coinciding with the 7th edition of Limited Access festival, New Media Society starts its new series of Workshops.

Walk around New Media is a two-day workshop held by Helia Hamedani, curator & researcher based between Tehran & Rome. The workshop is a historical introduction which emerged two decades after the world war two and it overlooks upon various disciplines and frames such as archiving, wandering in the city as well as the appearance of the curator as a key player to the increasing influence of technology in the realm of visual arts. The workshop will continue with a glance on a timeline prior to the fall of Berlin wall and end of cold war till the age of Internet and the moment the term New Media was coined as a crucial keyword for understanding contemporary art.

Helia Hamedani was born in Tehran-Iran in 1981, now lives and works between Rome and Tehran.

She is graduated in Art History at the La Sapienza University of Rome and in Industrial Design in Tehran. She has done her last thesis on Re-reading Relational aesthetics that Nicolas Bourriaud defined for the art tendency of 90s. Writes for magazines of contemporary visual arts in Iran and Italy. She is also an independent curator, particularly interested in Intercultural field. As the project Nomad Artist in the city of arts, 2013 in MACRO (The Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome -Testaccio), an exhibition on the theme of “home”: an ongoing show in “Museum of the Other and the Elsewhere|” (MAAM Museo dell’Altro e dell’Altrove di Metropoliz

2014) and Nube di Oort gallery in from 2013-2016. She was the first selected curator of Bridge Art Residency in Sicily, the project that aims to create a bridge in creative sharing and dialogue between distant worlds.