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The future state #02

THE FUTURE STATE #02, a round table continuing the discussion about what the future of The Islamic Republic of Iran may look like.
This second event in a series of roundtables is part of artist Anahita Razmi’s Goethe at LUX residency project THE FUTURE STATE. Exploring different diasporic perspectives on Iran’s potential future, the project references the work of Iranian Marxist Mansoor Hekmat, who is buried in close proximity to Karl Marx in Highgate Cemetery close to LUX. Hekmat was a theorist, revolutionary and leader of the Iranian worker communist movement, active in Iran until 1981 and in Kurdistan and the UK afterwards until his death in 2002.
Anahita Razmi is a Berlin-based artist whose work revolves around cultural transfers and translocations. Working mainly with video, installation, new media and performance, Razmi’s work examines processes of cultural appropriation in which the meanings of existing images, artefacts and thus identities are altered by situating them in another temporal context. In doing so, she often reflects strategies of disarrangement and structures of perception expressed by the mass media of consumer and pop culture against the background of different communities between the West and the Middle East. The Islamic Republic of Iran, with its current political and social conditions and relations, remains an open, ambivalent point of reference.
In 2017 Razmi received a BS Projects scholarship at Braunschweig University of Art, Germany. Other residencies and awards include the Werkstattpreis of the Erich Hauser Foundation (2015), the MAK-Schindler Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program, Los Angeles (2013) and the The Emdash Award, Frieze Foundation (2011).
Goethe at LUX Artist Residency
Experimental Research Roundtable
Thu 21 Jun / 7pm
LUX, Waterlow Park Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, London, N19 5JF


(2018-06-13)
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