Category Archives: Design Studio

Part of Me: mise en abyme, Cité international des Arts, Paris

Part of Me: mise en abyme, video program poster designed by Amirali Ghasemi/ parkingallery studio

Part of Me: mise en abyme, a video program in two parts curated by Amirali Ghasemi and Sandra Skurvida for the Iranian Arts Now festival and exhibition, June 23 – July 24, 2012

Cité international des Arts, Paris
Opening reception: Saturday June 23, 6 – 9 PM
Exhibition open 2 – 7 PM daily except Sundays and July 14th

More info about the Program and the Festival

Part of Me is performance, part of me is poetry, and part of me is pain, pain that may not have visible symptoms. My part here is to deliver nothing spectacular, but something delicate enough to be rendered in Turbulence mode we are in. There are things that cannot be said aloud — no manifesto can handle the light weight of the message — the message cannot be broadcast nor encoded to be safe; and sound is the void…. The part curated by Amirali Ghasemi includes works by
Mohammad Abbasi, Erfan Abdi, Makan Ashgvari, Ghazaleh Bahiraie, Amir Bastan, Pouya Ehsaei, Golnaz Esmaili, Bahar Fattahi, Arvin H. Kamal, Tala Madani, Mahan Moalemi, Amirali Mohebbinejad, Photomat, Bita Razavi & Jaakko Karhunen, Sona Safaei, Mohsen Saghafi, Ali Samadpour, Mamali Shafahi, Melika Shafahi, Melodie Zad, Zoha Zokaei, and Niloufar Zolfaghari.

Mise en abyme is a stand-in for the void, a figure opening the subjective fissures of national states, and performatively destabilizing positions of power — the “I”s are focused on the potentialities of arousals and upheavals. The program curated by Sandra Skurvida features works conditioned by the aporias of recent social, political, and ideological insurrections around the world and with reflection on Iran:

Morehshin Allahyari, Mehraneh Atashi, Maneli Aygani, Bahar Behbahani, Negar Behbahani, caraballo-farman, Samira Eskandarfar, Nooshin Farhid, Barbad Golshiri, Anahita Hekmat, Zeynab Izadyar, Nosrat Nosratian, Amitis Motevalli, Neda Razavipour, Hamed Sahihi, Bahar Samadi, Farkhondeh Shahroudi, Negar Tahsili, and Kianoosh Vahabi. 

But not all parts are those of art. As Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri suggested in their recent Declaration, engaged practice “allows us to turn our attention away from the video screens and break the spell the media hold over us. It supports us to get out from under the yoke of the security regime and become invisible to the regime’s all-seeing eye. It also demystifies the structures of representation that cripple our powers of political action.”

Magazine Launch: The Burnt magazine, Mehrabad Special

The cover of The burnt Magazine : Mehrabad Special

+ Launch of photocopy version of Mehrabad Special in the occasion of the exhibition Control Tower curated by Amirali
Friday April 13th, 2012. from 5 pm at Fravahr Gallery, Tehran
in collaboration with and New-Bookz and guest contributions by Shahab Tondar, Peyman Shafieezadeh, Ayeh Rahimi, John Mattavousian, Golrokh Nafisi, Martin Shamounpoor, Delbar Shahbaz, Daryoush Raad, Alyar dastgiri, Hilda Hekmat, Haleh Ghasemi, Marjan Andaroudi, Mojtaba Adibi, Mona Abbaspour, Ghazaleh Bahiraie,  Shilan Borhani, Yashar Lavaei, Mostafa Amini, Alma Sinai, Arash Naimain, Niloufar Nedaie, Anita Esfandiari, Ali Ettehad, Tehran Carnival, Omid Balaghati, Mehrabad Project, Anahita Hekmat,Mahta Saghafi, Hossein Tonfagdar and Amirali Ghasemi

The online version will be launched soon with more pages and more colors, so stay tuned!

Two of our favorite artists and their brand new websites …

We started a series of website for young artist we admire at Parkingallery Studio, here are two of the most recent project finished in 2011 and there will be more coming up.

Anahita Norouzi (1983, Tehran, Iran) is a photographer and artist based in Montreal, Canada. We at Parkingallery Studio recently finished her official website in collaboration with our web developer partner and friend, Hamid Shavarean. Feel free to browse and share this minimal website were its rich content plays a big role.

Anahtita Norouzi’s webiste Designed by Amirali Ghasemi and Hamid Shavarean
From Self Portrait Production Serie by Anahita Norouzi, Digital photography, Lightbox, 2010 – 2011

Vahid Danaiefar (1983-Tehran) is one of our favorite artists which has shown his paintings and drawings extensively, we had a pleasure to design his official website, too.
Enjoy browsing and please don’t forget to share …

Vahid Danaiefar’s Website Designed by Amirali Ghasemi and Hamid Shavarean
Vahid Danaiefar
From My intercession will never reach them, 2011 by Vahid Danaiefar

Designer Talks, video screening and Workshop in ISFAHAN

An-Empty-Chalice a poster by Behrad Javanbakht
An-Empty-Chalice a poster by Behrad Javanbakht

Behrad Javanbakht and Amirali Ghasemi will present their Design works in ISFAHAN Tomorrow Sunday May 8th, at Touhidkhaneh Lecture Hall, Amirali Ghasemi also presents a series of videos by Iranian and International artists … the event continues the day after Monday 9th with a type and image Workshop led by Behrad Javanbakht.

Help Asia, a poster by Amirali Ghasemi
Help Asia, a poster by Amirali Ghasemi