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The Mosaic Rooms 10 Years

Modern Masters and Contemporary Culture from the Arab World and Iran

20/03/1814/09/19

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, The Mosaic Rooms present an ambitious programme of exhibitions and events running from spring 2018 to autumn 2019. The programme of six exhibitions has two parts, a series of seminal Arab and Iranian modernist artists from Egypt, Iran and Morocco curated by Morad Montazami and a series of group shows presenting contemporary art from these three countries organised in partnership with regional institutions and curators.

When Legacies Become Debts

18/01/1930/03/19

From Debt to Dedication, From Performance to Perfume

Opening Talks

23/01/19 7:00 pm
Free

Art critic and cultural theorist Jan Verwoert is in conversation with artist Ronak Moshtaghi.

Dance the Dabke

Family Fun

26/01/19 2:30 pm
Free

Join Jamila Boughelaf for this workshop where children will learn the basic steps of the dabke, a joyful and defiant traditional Arab folk dance.

Inheriting Childhood

Opening Talks

26/01/19 7:00 pm
Free

Writer Haytham El-Wardany is in conversation with curator Azar Mahmoudian about Kalila wa Dimna, and on how we could learn from childhood.

Enghelab Street, A Revolution Through Books: Iran 1979-1983

Book Launch

31/01/19 7:00 pm
Free

Artist Hannah Darabi in conversation with curator Catherine David about her new artist book and archival research Enghelab Street, A Revolution Through Books: Iran 1979–1983.

Bazm-e-Razm (Drums of War)

Screening

6/02/19 7:30 pm
Free

Vahid Hosseini’s 90 minute documentary Bazm-e-Razm (Drums of War) tells the tumultuous story of the Iranian music scene between 1979 and 1989, featuring extensive interviews with individuals involved in the scene.

We have a Right in this House too

Talk

13/02/19 7:00 pm
Free

Hamed Khosravi traces the multifaceted life of a couple, who through their foundation of the Women’s Association and the Association of Iranian Architects, redefined newly conceptualised domestic spaces in Tehran as spaces of resistance.

 

Nature Morte

Screening + Conversation

21/02/19 6:30 pm
Free

Artist and filmmaker Mamali Shafahi in conversation with artist and writer Ashkan Sepahvand about Nature Morte, a film by the filmmaker Sohrab Shahid-Saless.

 

Free

Translation as a Prism: Diffracting Languages

Conversation

7/03/19 7:00 pm
Free

Writer and translator Khashayar Naderehvandi and writer Lucie Mercier reflect on translation as both practice and as a theoretical prism.

Pocket Folklore

Book Launch

14/03/19 7:00 pm
Free

Artist Shirin Sabahi in conversation with curator Azar Mahmoudian about her recent publication, Pocket Folklore. The book concludes Sabahi’s long-term project around a sculpture by Noriyuki Haraguchi at TMOCA.

CAD Conspiracy: Pattern Recognition in Contemporary Art

Conversation

19/03/19 7:00 pm
Free

Artists Mahan Moalemi and Bahar Noorizadeh expand on their collaborative work in a discussion with theorist Suhail Malik.

Eastoxification: An Introduction

Conversation

22/03/19 7:00 pm
Free

A lecture performance by two members of Alphabet Collection (AC), Mohammad Salemy and Patrick Schabus. They illustrate the role of liberal and leftist intellectuals from the postwar period until present time, in confusing the popular and emancipatory aspects of political Islam with its more reactionary tendencies.

That Which Tomorrow Was Not: Legacies of an Anti-Western Revolution

Conversation

26/03/19 7:00 pm
Free

Filmmaker and cultural critic Hamed Yousefi in conversation with theorist Sami Khatib discussing the political legacy of anti-Western thought in Iran and beyond.

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Tue 22

The Mosaic Rooms 10 Years

20/03/1814/09/19
Tue 22

When Legacies Become Debts

18/01/1930/03/19
Sat 26

Dance the Dabke

26/01/19 2:30 pm
Sat 26

Inheriting Childhood

26/01/19 7:00 pm

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