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The Author : Fereshte Moosavi


Fereshte Moosavi, is an independent curator and educator based in London with PhD from Curatorial/Knowledge programme, Visual Cultures Department of the Goldsmiths University of London. Her thesis entitled Studying Curatorial-Abilities; Environmenting, Improvising, & Inhabiting State of Affairs proposes a set of abilities that has the potential to resituate curatorial thinking and expand practices of curation as creative processes. From April 2011 to September 2018 she has worked as the art director and curator of the MOP Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in London that provides different educational and representational programmes for Iranian artists.

Moosavi is the founder of ​Curatorial in Other Words, an ongoing research-based project initiated in December 2015 in Tehran in collaboration with Charsoo Honar. Moosavi has curated a number of research-based exhibitions including: Two-Way Street, Dance Dance Dance 2019-2020, Bermondsey Project Space, London; Contemporary Iran: A historiographical Review on the ​Relation Between Art and Public in Iran, Art Monte-Carlo, 2018; Animal Party, Kamil Gallery, Monaco, 2018; Ali Akbar Sadeghi: A Retrospective, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 2018; and Trans-Transfiguration: Sheikh Saafi’s Anecdote and any Expandable Thing, Lajevardi Foundation, Tehran, 2017. Moosavi has thought at Goldsmiths University, 2014-2016, and Essex University, 2011 and published a number of books and essays.

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Investigation by Fereshte Moosavi
Affiche du second Symposium curatorial de Téhéran
06 November 2020

Distanced Islands and the Turbulent Seas

Investigation by Fereshte Moosavi
Affiche du second Symposium curatorial de Téhéran

Curatorial in Other Words is an ongoing research-based project that I launched in 2016 in collaboration with Charsoo Honar institution in Tehran to study both practical and discursive aspects of curatorial practice today in both local and global contexts. By inviting curators, artists, scholars and cultural practitioners from different backgrounds, a platform was created to collectively exercise self-reflexive processes of thinking about the curatorial as a translational practice. This was set to investigate social structures of cultural and creative processes while unpacking the questions on authorial voice of translator/curator. The text below gives a series of critical reflections on one of the lectures presented by Professor Nasser Fakouhi at Tehran Curatorial Symposium #2, on Saturday 5th January 2019, titled: “Bubbles, Islands and the Turbulent Sea, Curation: the limits of liberty and authoritarianism”.

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