Thursday, February 8, 2007


the tehran-berlin workshop as an intellectual exchange between two academic/artistic groups is part of an attempt to "redefine images about Orient and Occident". this workshop is not an opportunity to replace the image produced by the media with our desired image of ourselves, but an opportunity to better understand why and how this image is produced and portrayed and above all to evaluate this image in terms of its truthfulness in relationship to us. in other words understanding our position in our society as well as the position of our society in relationship to others. I believe that this for us (Iranian artists) would be in invaluable opportunity to re-examine our identity as Eastern artists, measure our stance in the (art) world and very simply re-think and re-look at what we take for granted.

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