Art, Social Space

Current Projects


Live Broadcast From Tomorrow

The opening ceremony of the three-day symposium will take place at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco on November 3rd with a live-stream from Tomorrow, a traditional coffeehouse in Tehran, Iran’s Darvaze Ghar district.


Slavs and Tatars : 79.89.09

The lecture-performance looks at two key modern moments – the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and Poland’s Solidarność movement in the 1980s – as bookends to the two major geopolitical narratives of the 20th and 21st century, respectively – Communism and political Islam. Via a range of issues as disparate as the monobrow, modernity, and the Beach Boys, the lecture-performance…

Mohsen Namjoo : ZAR

Zār refers to a type of spirit/wind (ruh/rih/bād), the affliction it causes, and the ritual by which the malady is assuaged. It is local to the Southern coastal regions of Iran but has its origins in Africa. The healing rituals are led by MamaZārs and BabaZārs who sing in a mixture of Persian, Arabic, and…


GhalamDAR // public art works

GhalamDAR will be the 2016 artist-in-residence and will produce three new works on campus at Stanford’s McMurtry Art Building, San Francisco’s Mission District, and Oakland’s Jack London Square.

Upcoming Projects


Horizon to Horizon

Horizon to Horizon (Working Title) Minoosh Zomorrodinia and Tara Goodarzi will work on an in-situ performative intervention between Stanford, California and Khoram Abad, Iran during Spring 2017.


Mehdi Ghadyanloo // public art work

A newly commissioned public art work in San Francisco. Mehdi Ghadyanloo, currently in the research phase and will conduct site visits of potential sites for a new work in November 2016.