The Sazmanab Platform for Contemporary Arts occupies a special place in Tehran. Housed in Tehran’s former water department, the non-commercial art center is a narrow, three-story building with a flexible exhibition space and a library. In addition to its insightful exhibitions of international dimension, Sohrab Kashani, its founder, organizes debates and conferences that enhance the dialogue about artistic practice and hosts an annual residency program open to international curators and artists. Though he had previously worked with Amirali Ghasemi to curate the alternative art space Parkingallery, Kashani leaves behind the underground and set up a model.
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