The third issue of B|ta’arof magazine, the Street Culture Issue, brings together popular and high art, searching for the extraordinary in the everyday. Its pages feature previously unseen work by Iranian visual art giant Ardeshir Mohasses and up-and-coming L.A. based artist Samira Yamin, interviews with scholar/writer Persis Karim and professional skateboarder Salman Agah, and a one-of-a-kind translation from Ahmad Shamlu’s Ketab-e Kuce (The Book of the Street) by Stanford University Stegner Fellow Solmaz Sharif. We also present here an influential contingent of artists working in Iran who have managed to catch the eye of a global audience. These include interviews with acclaimed painter Ali Akbar Sadeghi and graphic designer Farhad Fozouni, a curated archive of film ephemera by Iran:RPM’s Ali Bakhtiari, graphic design by StudioKargah’s Aria Kasaei, and graffiti art canvases by Mohammad Khodashenas (MAMI). Situated alongside nonfiction and photo essays that interpret public life from diasporic perspectives, this collection walks through the world of Iranian experience one street at a time.
The second issue will be available for sale in limited numbers online, and at select events in New York City and Los Angeles. Copies will also be available at quality booksellers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, and Philadelphia.
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