Reports & thoughts from Tehran based art space: parkingallery by its Art Director Amirali Ghasemi ...

Friday, December 17, 2004

GRAFFITI & other Street Art ...

Cutouts : Stickers : Posters : 1Grafiti in the streets check it out!The following pages showcase : good ones, cheap ones, Stencils, Walls, Scribbles, Scrawls, Cut-outs, Stickers, 3D Objects ...+ Graf Links.. (All Photos from the streets of Hamburg, Munich, Berlin, Barcelona / 1988 - 2004).
To be continued.... by thomas mueller-TXMX fotos-

Sunday, December 12, 2004

O-hum concert review by BBC persian

O-hum concert review by Raha from BBC persian you can aslo see my photos from the concert.... post me some comments give me more power folks....

Friday, December 10, 2004

My video instalation in fatima gallery

I will have an instalation very soon I will let you know more about it...

Monday, November 29, 2004

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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

My Life; Self portraits by:Dadbeh Bassir | Bassir Dadbeh | | Iranian Artists' Website

My Life; Self portraits by:Dadbeh Bassir | Bassir Dadbeh | | Iranian Artists' WebsiteDadbeh is one of my friends his works has been shown in may international exhibition here & abroad take a look & his artworks in

TA Galleria: A Bachelor House Art Gallery

TA Galleria: A Bachelor House Art GalleryJinous Taghizadeh wrote these words after visting our exhibition in Fatima gallery you can aslo read the Behrang samadzadegan's answers to her words...

Saturday, November 06, 2004

bidoun magazine - arts and culture from the middle east

bidoun magazine - arts and culture from the middle east 2nd Issue is out I enjoyed reading it very much... Negar My good friend has an article explaining what she found in Iran's old photography studios & other archives: Iran Diaries...
Also Tirdad has a review on 9th Iranian photography biennial

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

group exhibition on Bijeh: the murderer of 17 children

Bijeh the murderer of 17 children & his profile is a theme of a group exhibition, Behrang Samadzadegan is curator of the exhibition I have some typography poster there & I joined the show recently. I don’t know mush about the other contributors but he says this show is trying to bring peace among the new generation of contemporary artists, I hope so. I would like to be independent rather than famous & rich!!!
I created a community in Orkut: Anti TMCA mafia TMCA is the Tehran museum of contemporary art!
More soon!

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Digital Divide

I was sold in this center
Of media-Art
Commercialized by the customs I wear
Advertised by the guitar I play
Walking around, every one is tagged
Back of every each of us a brand is dragged

I can't visit you on-line
It's the digital divide

I live in an interior designed
Walking around with shower-proof disguise
Followed by a hi-tech advice
On my PC display rolling dice
Now they surround you with their web-cams
Dream-works through your head-bangs
To kill myself or stay alive
Both feels like suicide

And I can't visit you on-line
It’s the digital divide
I'm cyberactively numb
The digital divide

Words by Sohrab Mohebbi

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

13 video artworks From Iran In New Dehli

13 video artworks From Iran In New Dehli
Iranian Viedo artworks in india curated by Dr. Hamid Severi (I was his student in the Azad University...) TMCA's curator with some arworks of these folks: Farid jafari, Barbad Golshiri,Rozita Sharaf jahan, Neda Razavipour,Daryoush Mehrjoee, Mania Akbari,Simin Keramati, Maryam Niazadeh,Seyfolah Samadian,Ebrahim Haghighi,Zohreh Eskandari & Morteza Darebaghi,I refused to send artworks to him to review as I am not acceptbale one & I'm not his friend &I hate all these TMCA things & stuffs,aslo in my opinion a curator should find the artists but here evertything is upside down, artists mostly find the curator sitting in his office & they ask him to accept them (this is just like begging some times). Amoung these collection Rozita Sharafjahan's video artworks [deep depression] was shown once in her own gallery the Tarahan Azad art gallery Tehran Feb 2004 (the exhibition which I curated), Farid Jafari who makes video artworks for many so called iranian video artists specially the Group 30+'s members called once & said: He (severi) wants to review the artworks wanna come i said no cause a good curator should come after these things not me! I meant visiting the exhibitions, going to artists' studios & ... is their job! ( As many international cuartors came here to parkingallery to see our artworks) We don't have to wait at their door! & this is the result there is no image in the news just some lines & no feed back, that's all!

Saturday, October 09, 2004

My answers to Jacek Mrowczyk's questions

Jacek Mrowczyk is editor of 2+3D magazine & i met him In Tehran during the 8th tehran Poster Biennial.He sent me some questions for an article about Iran which published recently....
1. What is inspiring for you during your design process? Who is your hero in design world?
I do lots of photography during the design process, then I work on typography, after that i mix them with each other I liked David Carson's when I was younger, Now I'm interested in MM Paris Design & uwe loecsh, among Iranian designers , I like Reza Abedini & Ghobad Shiva because I have been learning a lot from them & I still can do now

2. Is it important for you to keep Iranian character (stylistic) of your work?
Not that much because I'm living in another period of time & I hate to absorb the world's attention this way its a long story [just like our cinema] while western collectors, curators & art director are paying attention to this co called character which is recently being wasted be new Iranian designer by using the old images with lack of knowledge & concept & just for show off or for the international festivals' tastes
I have to mention these new waves of looking at the Middle East [we are in the news everyday] in west caused the world's view to searching on the surface not deep in side just as the news reporters are looking at it & promoting this to the world.

3. How deep influence has non figurative Islamic art?
I think this background caused us to imagine better than the other designers but I pushed us into abstract images & motifs, I work with photography so I can't be much non figurative designer, for me those influences could be useful in layouts & typography because of our heavy back ground in calligraphy...

4. Very often I could find Latin typography together with Arabic letters. Which typography (Latin or Persian) has bigger potential for creativity?
perhaps every good designer likes to work with his own letters the Persian typography is a little bit different because our basic unit in typography isn't letters but the words, We design [if we design?! many Iranian designers still use the ready fonts which are available & few & ugly ] each word by its connections & its own atmosphere so we have more space to change or create something out of it, its harder than working on letters like Latin typography but the result in my opinion will be brighter & deeper.

5. How looks like Iranian market for graphic designers? Is it easy in Iran to start your own company? Is it possible only in big cities?

I can't tell exactly cause we are bad surrounded by low type & low taste cheap un educated designers[?!], advertising companies & many rules & there are some permission committees in the government that we have to pass to show our creativities in our design, another problem is the clients who are not aware of the importance of the good design they are some companies in every filed which simply employ some students or some in expensive technician to do perform the manager's idea with out the normal design fee that they have to pay if they work a professional designer, as the result our advertising out put is awful the only hope is the cultural activates which are no very well paid projects , so we can not easily depend on that too. yes the only big cites can have such studios because the money is there, I've been traveling In Iran during past 4 months I visited many cities the were full of advertising companies or even print shops which are offering the design as a discount to their clients, no idea, no creativities, nothing.

About parkingallery in its 2nd anniversary!

Parkingallery is a Tehran based independent art space founded by Amirali Ghasemi in 1998 in a parking area of a residential apartment. Parkingallery started initially as design studio, to help young Iranian visual artists through their exhibitions by designing the invitation cards, making portfolios & booking galleries and later by designing web sites [iranian profile] to introduce young talent. During this period we held several exhibitions in the parking area. [the actual parkingallery] Parkingallery also started some audio visual projects such Parkingallery video tryouts & the Meera project . We are grateful for the support of these people while parkingallery was setting out: Navid Ghaemmaghami , Nariman Amiri , Nazli Ataei & Yasser Raad .

In Sep 2002 Amirali Ghasemi, Borzoo Forootan & Armin Zoghi started the project as an online gallery to present a brand new generation of graphic designers, photographer & contemporary artists. Drawing & photography sessions & web design classes were also held in this period.

In Feb 2004 parkingallery held its 1st annual exhibition around the theme of ‘deep depression' with international participants producing video & audio installations, photography, performance & typography. In March 2004 parkingallery took over the 127 project, started by Reza Haeri in 2002, documenting the progress of the Tehran band 127.

As we reach the second anniversary of, we have more than 20 active artists; a new generation of Iranian contemporary artists. We seek to provide an international platform for independent, creative artists.

Parkingallery Team Sep 2004

Friday, October 08, 2004

PICCOLO band dot com | Persian Rock Band ...

PICCOLO band dot com | Persian Rock Band ...I haven't heard their music but the design of the site sounds good!!! I dont like the messy hand writing like typos but the structure is good & the colors work well together... but the site is killingly slow! Now its 3 AM & its the fastest time I ever connected but...

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Parkingallery NEWS...Arash Hanaei's Photos in Silkroad Art Gallery

Parkingallery NEWS...

Arash Hanaei's Photos in Silkroad Art Gallery Oct. 6-24, 2004. Opening -5:00 to 8:30 PM. Sat. to Wed. from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Thur. from 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Click here to see his photos on parkingallery
Arash Hanei

Add: No 112, Lavasani Ave. (Farmanieh)
Tehran 19368-39631, Iran Tel: +9821 272 7010 Fax: +9821 272 7011

Monday, October 04, 2004

our poster exhibition in

THE IRANIAN: Here and there our poster exhibition in
All of us with Reza Abedini in Mehrin art Gallery.

parkingallery version2 is ready

Tehran art expo

no commentIs this realy a web site related to ART?what do you think?I will write more as I visit this messy so called art gig!!!

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Live from the IRIS

my post for the I-gizmo contest : SOLITUDE
I missed one contest Music but you can check that as well, as far as i know I'm writing these for no one, as no one is cheking my blog, so please if you read these lines drop me a comment!!

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Group Graphic design Exhibition in Mehrin art gallery

{{{{Welcome to Amirali Ghasemi's website}}}}}Group Graphic design Exhibition in Mehrin art gallery by Amir Ali Ghasemi, Maryam Enayati , Soha Shirvani & Reyhaneh sheikh bahaei , curated by Reza Abedini Sep 27- Oct 2, 2004,Visiting hours 4-8 Pm Opening 5-9 Pm

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

clouds cut by wires

Live from the IRIS on the day Setareh My friend left Iran & went to Rome to study art, I had a peotic exploration in our neighborhood & as she flew over the Tehran's Cloudy sky in early morning I found this: clouds cut by wires....

Friday, September 17, 2004

A PERSIAN CRY [Graphic designers in Iran]

Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprim?A PERSIAN CRY [Graphic designers in Iran]
from 25 september to 12 december 2004 two posters of mine is in the exhibition i will put a link of them very soon

Monday, September 13, 2004

FILTERing the I-gizmo & my Photoblog

my photoblog is FILTERed By another ISP: Datak
what's happening? what are you escaping from? How a photography website & photoblog should seem political to you?aren't you carzy?what should we do? demonstartion in the street?signing some useless papers? sending letters?
For god's sake stop this or....!!!

FILTERing the I-gizmo & my Photoblog

my photoblog is FILTERed By another ISP: Datak
what's happening? what are you escaping from? How a photography website & photoblog should seem political to you?aren't you carzy?what should we do? demonstartion in the street?signing some useless papers? sending letters?
For god's sake stop this or....!!!

Saturday, September 04, 2004

working on

hi there parkingallery is under construction & we are working on it hardly,i wish this can be finished in one week ,1st we will publish a static version then the programmized version will be avaliable in one month... so pary for us couse we will be one of the gateways of Iranian contemporary art [the new generation]

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

a part of our Sappi proposal

"...We aim to take graphics out of books & galleries & studios where handful of people get to see them & put it out thereon the streets of our city where it belongs, where millions be exposed to the possibilities it offers.

There are hundreds of billboards in every corner of Tehran but what gets posted on them begs to be injected with the pure energy & vitality of great artists working in this field.

We plan to have a giant exhibit of these artists whose work would be displayed on carefully selected & strategically located boards around the town (along with our own work) for a definite period of time...."

winds of changes

Neda ISP has filtered the so many Iranian user who use their services can't visit my photo blog, and there are many other small IPSs who use neda's services as big provider has the same problem,I sent an Email to Neda support the said they did it acourding to Smart Filter's database!!! and they promised to fix it very soon but the problem is still remianed. as 57% of my visitors are from Iran ... so you can guess....

Monday, August 23, 2004

I turned it on I mean the comments this is a test is there any body out there?
Sappi Ideas that Matter - Europe 2004 Grant recipients Parkingallery did not recieved the this year's grant I will post the details of our proposal very soon....
Koozeh in Photo This is Kabeh's photoblog my new friend

Saturday, August 14, 2004

my latest photo in I-gizmo: Light explored in a cup
the god damn smart filter's database categorized I-gizmo as site to be filtered so some of my iranian visitors [who use Neda network ISP]may not be able to see this page !!!! I told them once but they did fix it but i think every time they update thier filter list the problem repeats....
The Lonely Rave Shervin's weblog my old pal, he writes in english...

Friday, July 30, 2004

Rene Wanner's Poster Page / 8. Tehran International Poster Biennial 2004the great Rene wanner created a full coverage on 8th Tehran poster biennial In his Great Poster pages

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Thursday, July 15, 2004

I'm trying to write again, I didn't put a space for others to use comment , I know that nobody read these words cos i didn't recevie any feed back by email & my main focus was on my photo blog,which is blocked by Neda network ( i think by mistake) & their user can't see my photos so I advertised for pars online :)) which didn't make such a mistake...
I will write I promise but too sad these days be good to me this is not a take care of me message...

Saturday, June 26, 2004

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Canada's Best Blogs we are selected by Top Blogs Judges : Live From The IRIS
Two great photoblogs in one. The nomination was for the nariman blog but we're awarding Top Blog status to both photobloggers, nariman and amirali, for the joint effort. Visit when you have plenty of time. There are hundreds of excellent pics to see.

Saturday, May 29, 2004

printemps persanpersian spring; an art exhibition from Iran in Paris

Friday, May 28, 2004

Saturday, May 22, 2004

BBC Persian interview amiralighasemi & 127 band

(by Raha Faridi) Interview with 127 band members & Amirali Ghasemi,
about 127
concert & its back projection clips! You can see
some of the clips here
in 127's website... I will add some still
frames & some demos very soon. Download
Factors music

Saturday, May 08, 2004

University table
<br /> Just Brighter colors, more details & more fun with 4 color Super HAD CCD, Sony F828.Live from the IRIS [amirali]
127 Rock concert in Farabi Hall May 11-12,2004. 6 PM

Friday, May 07, 2004

127 Rock concert in Farabi Hall May 11-12,2004127 Rock concert in Farabi Hall May 11-12,2004. 6 PM

Farabi Hall Art (Honar) University Valiasr Crossing, Oposite Bozorgmehr St. Tehran

Poster By Niloufar Lohrasbi & Shervin Shahamipour

127 official web site


Saturday, April 24, 2004

Mark's photoblog [My New friend] markmyshots

Thursday, April 22, 2004 | Yalda Moayeri's weblog I realy like her weblog because it she follow a very special way in photography and also she writes about the problem in photographers society [read in persian] | Persian Weblog | Iranian Artists'SiteThe which is a very important iranian artists' site pressented my photographic art works in kargah's weblog here is the link read in persian.

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Saturday, April 17, 2004

Live from the IRISI was working on picture that i took for a video art poster. When it finished, I found my reflection in TV. So this unexpected auto-portait was created. Tomorrow our selfportrait exhibition will be opened in baran art gallery, this is my artwork there please leave some comments for me!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2004

shutterbug : photographs by tracey very talented photographer : tarcy from sydney I found this on :

Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - Profile for AMIRALIGHASEMI.COMmy profile@ I was in 25th position in hot list , it was wonderfull! vote for me plasae!

Sunday, March 28, 2004

Live from the IRIS me & Nariman isn't it great?
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | Hockney hits out at photography
Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | The camera today?You can't trust it. Hockney sparks a debatewhat is uncle david saing I can't understand? Is hockney tired? these digital cameras made me more powerfull to experience almost for free...
I starting a photo blog with my old friend Nariman I will put the link for him very soon !!

Friday, March 26, 2004

Z MAN Famous Zartosht Soltani !! let take a closer look to his site...!

Thursday, March 25, 2004

>----Deepression art; a multimedia project by parkingallery...
A review of a strange exhibition might be interesting if you put some the facts which are strange but easy to understand, when you enter the exhibition you will face a black suitcase full of fiction in the middle of the stairs, the papers are dropped here and there and if you pick up one of the you can easily read a title " Depression".
Then when you turn and go down the rest of stairs you will face a man which his face is like the dead people working on a grave stone, around him are filled by many candles… as it can be read on his grave stone his name is Omid Bamdad & he died today. He is presenting the visitors a box full of dates as Iranian tradition in moaning after some one who passed away…
Just after you met this dead guy you will meet a bride (angelo di morte) her name is Tinoush Shariat Panahi, walking around the exhibition hall with deadly silence her face is white instead of her eyes which are looking around to hunt!
End of part one
Amirali Ghasemi
To be continued

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Welcome to Amirali Ghasemi's Web site! Finaly I registered my own web site this is a temporary page but it will be uploaded soon...
follow the links on the page for the deepression multimedia project by parkingallery...

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

127 my friends' web site.....
they are great!
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | British art show debuts in Iran | Yalda Moaeri's weblog
some Secrets about the "For bam" exhibition in Iranian Artists' Forum .... I will talk about it later

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Photo Friday - The Weekly Photo Challenge my photo in photofriday's Challenge this week : man !!
I'm really deepressed. we are working on the a multimeda project which contain video art, audio art, typography and photography. my video will be about a fake Tv which is caled deepression Tv just like fashion TV which is trying to make people feel depress; It says; are you depressed ? Come to depression area ! Join the deepTv model awards!!

Me & Farid jafari are working on the edit of the video !
the exhibition will be Feb 21-26 2004 tehran in Tarahan Azad Art gallery KEEP IN TOUCH