We are pleased to announce support from the Diversity Art Forum for our Urban Observations series. Previous editions have included films profiling Los Angeles and Istanbul. This year’s focus is on Tehran, guest curated by Vali Mahlouji.
He is presently working on a survey of pre-revolutionary artistic production in Iran and is curator and producer of the upcoming exhibition and colloquium Perspectives on the Shiraz Arts Festival at Yale University. He is co-editor of Yale University’s journal Theatre (2011-‘12). Vali is independent curatorial adviser on the modern/contemporary Iranian collections and educational programme at the British Museum.
Diversity Art Forum has supported national and international projects since 2005. Recent collaborations include Artangel, Eastside Projects and David Malkovic at the Baltic. Diversity Art Forum have also been very actively engaged in our choice of this year’s collaborating guest curator.