Plot

Plot is a paranoiac-futuristic novel and exercise in satire and ontology.

Author: Tirdad Zolghadr

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ISBN: 9783943365269

Category: Revolutionaries

Page: 208

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A speculative, existentialist fiction on the melancholia of revolutionary politics and good intentions, Tirdad Zolghadr's novel is composed of the logorrhea of online communication and unpublished manuscripts. At the start of the New Zion Empire in 2016--a time of unprecedented dystopic stability with superpower coalitions, generous drone regiments, awesome capital investments, and more soft-power propaganda than ever employed in modern history--Sergeant Jim of the United States is taken hostage in Yazd, once the proud seat of the Persian Empire, and becomes a wildly popular mouthpiece for Third World rhetoric, postcolonial jingles, anti-imperial anecdotes, and anti-Zionist mottos. The abductors (a ghostwriter, an aspiring self-help guru, and an academic) invite trusted celebrity blogger Claude Mann to their suburban compound to generate more hype for their cause and to possibly replace Jim as their new abductee. A few years later, the ex-terrorists reconnect when one of them decides to author a memoir of their exploits and gain fame; all the while, Sergeant Jim haunts them with cryptic, tender, frenzied e-mails. Plot is a paranoiac-futuristic novel and exercise in satire and ontology.

Accept the Expected

... Tirdad Zolghadr ( Tehran : Swiss Embassy ) History , Partl and Partll , with
Manuel Krebs and Tirdad Zolghadr Group ... Leipzig Black My Story , Museum De
Paviljoens , Almere Nation , Kunstverein Frankfurt , Frankfurt / M . Girls ' Night Out
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Author: Shirana Shahbazi

Publisher: Walther Konig

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Category: Photography

Page: 103

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Shirana Shahbazi was born in Tehran and raised in Stuttgart. This overview of her German-influenced photography, often on Iranan subjecs, covers the last five years--during which she won the Citibank Prize and appeared in her first Venice Biennale--and includes essays from a dozen distinguished contributors including Maurizio Cattelan.

Forensic Memory

In the other plotline, we learn that the narrator Vladimir Brik has taught an English
as a second language class. ... to Thomas Keenan and Tirdad Zolghadr's The
Human Snapshot (2011), Weizman explicitly links forensic processes to those of
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Author: Johanne Helbo Bøndergaard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331951766X

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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This book describes and analyses a particular literary mode that challenges the aesthetics of testimony by approaching the past through detection, analysis, and ‘archaeological’ digging. How does forensic literature narrate the past in terms of plot, language, narration, and use of visual media? This volume examines how forensic literature provides an important corrective to the forensic paradigm and a means of exploring the relationship between visual and material evidence and various forms of testimony. This literary engagement with the past is investigated in order to challenge a forensic paradigm that aims to eliminate the problems related to human testimony through scientific objectivity, resulting in a fresh and original text in which Bøndergaard argues literature’s potential to explore the mechanisms of representation, interpretation, and narration.

Frieze

... A Woman under the Influence – To Cut ticated , atmospheric token . including
sculptures and a fascinating a Long Story Short ( 2002–3 ) is perhaps Tirdad
Zolghadr works merrily resorted to the traditional symbols of gloom : nightfall ,
winter ...

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Category: Art, Modern

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Museums beyond the Crises

Tirdad Zolghadr is a writer and curator teaching at the Center for Curatorial
Studies, Bard College, New York. His curatorial work includes the 2010 ... His
second novel, Plot was published by Sternberg Press in 2012. CIMAM
INTERNATIONAL ...

Author: Zdenka Badovinac

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443884200

Category: History

Page: 121

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There are a number of different crises, in various guises, in today’s world. The most prominent of these is the global economic crisis, but this is not felt as keenly across the globe: there are also countries of economic prosperity. There is also, however, the museum crisis: the predominant model of the museum is collapsing. Again, this crisis is not constant everywhere – there are spaces that didn’t have museums until recently and are now suddenly experiencing a museum boom, or else are still without museums but have initiatives that are taking care of heritage beyond the traditional model of the museum. Such crises mean that the old paradigm is being replaced by a new one that still needs to be defined. This book investigates what such a new paradigm may entail and its consequences for the preservation of heritage.

Without Boundary

Newport Beach : Orange County Museum of Art , 2003 Krebs , Manuel , Shirana
Shahbazi , and Tirad Zolghadr . SHAHRZAD ... Self - published , 2004 Lee ,
Christopher Joon - Hai , et al . Black My Story . Exh . cat . Almere : Museum De
Paviljoens , 2003 Pohlen , Annelie , and Tan Wälchli . ... Beatrix , and Tirdad
Zolghadr .

Author: Fereshteh Daftari

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870700859

Category: Art

Page: 111

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Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 26 February - 22 May 2006.

World is Africa

Black My Story has been published as an accompanying volume to an exhibition
of the same name that recently took ... Cecilia Fajardo Hill, Bert Steevensz, Steve
Chimombo, Tirdad Zolghadr and Nov Amenororiu respectively 'portray their ...

Author: Eddie Chambers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350140333

Category: Art

Page: 336

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World is Africa brings together more than 30 important texts by Eddie Chambers, who for several decades has been an original and a critical voice within the field of African diaspora art history. The texts range from book chapters and catalogue essays, to shorter texts. Chambers focuses on contemporary artists and their practices, from a range of international locations, who for the most part are identified with the African diaspora. None of the texts are available online and none have been available outside of the original publication in which they first appeared. The volume contains several new pieces of writing, including a consideration of the art world 'fetishization' of the 1980s, as the manifestation of a reluctance to accept the majority of Black British artists as valid individual practitioners, choosing instead to shackle them to exhibitions that took place three decades ago. Another new text re-examines the 'map paintings' of Frank Bowling, the Guyana-born artist who was the subject of a major retrospective at Tate Britain in 2019. The third introduces the little-known record sleeve illustrations of Charles White, the American artist who was the subject of a major retrospective in 2018 at major galleries across the US. Among the other new texts is a critical reflection on the patronage the Greater London Council extended to Black artists in 1980s London. World is Africa makes a valuable contribution to the emerging discipline of black British art history, the field of African diaspora studies and African diaspora art history.

Literature from the Axis of Evil

The story, if Golmohamad understood correctly, was that of a love triangle
between two affluent single mothers and an ... a fact that hundreds of Afghanis
did indeed live in billboard contraptions of this kind, but considers the 46 Tirdad
Zolghadr.

Author: Words Borders

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595585796

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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Subject of a full-length segment on Morning Edition when it first appeared in hardcover, Literature from the “Axis of Evil” quickly went to the top of the Amazon bestseller list. Its publication was celebrated by authors including Azar Nafisi and Alice Walker, and the Bloomsbury Review named it a “book of the year.” In thirty-five works of fiction and poetry, writers from countries Americans have not been allowed to hear from—until the Treasury Department revised its regulations recently—offer an invaluable window on daily life in “enemy nations” and humanize the individuals living there. The book includes works from Syria, Lybia, the Sudan, Cuba, as well as from Iran, Iraq, and North Korea. As editor Alane Mason writes in the introduction, “Not knowing what the rest of the world is thinking and writing is both dangerous and boring.”

Flash Art

This graceful , understated curatorial gesture bracketed an exhibition that offered
numerous possibilities for plotting ... Presenting works by 74 artists from 36
countries , curators Jack Persekian , Ken Lum , and Tirdad Zolghadr interpreted
the ...

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Solution 168 185

America Tirdad Zolghadr. In sum , if " America ” was an expansionist ... Etc.
Americans , the lot of them . As it happens , in my first and thus far last novel , I
mentioned Bret Easton Ellis in a scene roughly halfway through the plot . It
features a ...

Author: Tirdad Zolghadr

Publisher: Sternberg Press / Solution

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 111

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"As for the more long-term solutions, this is certainly a job for the avant-garde, be it in the shape of architects, supercilious tourist intellectuals, secret societies or some other semi-conspiratorial cluster... This demands an avantgarde a little more proactive... and responsive than a Brechtian Villa Aurora... It's hardly a surprise that, over time, most Americans have become suspicious of people sympathetic to avant-gardism, assuming them all to be fascist hyena pigs, ipso facto no less. But in point of fact, America offers a rich tradition of politicized avant-garde conspiracies, the Black Panthers being only the most impressive recent example to have caught the public eye. To be honest, anything in my own book was long tucked away in their laundry list already." Solution 168-185: America is the fourth book in the Solution series. Opting for the United States of America, "still the most proficiently colonial place I know," Zolghadr provides a compilation of highly entertaining "solutions," where the objective is not the education of America so much as the pleasure of a text that purports to be just that. Tirdad Zolghadr is an independent writer/curator based in Berlin. He writes for frieze and other publications, and is editor-at-large for Cabinet magazine. Zolghadr most recently organized the national pavilion of the United Arab Emirates, Venice Biennale 2009, and the long-term project Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie (with Nav Haq). He's a curatorial advisor to the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. Zolghadr currently teaches at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

Abitare

... Racconto di / Story by Sally McGrane A cura di / Edited by Annina Koivu C C TI
P r -- - al C S Tre edifici pubblici a Londra / Three public buildings in London
Progetto di / Architect David Adjaye Racconto di / Story by Tirdad Zolghadr A cura
di ...

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Category: Architecture

Page:

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Cabinet

... STORY MARK S . ROBERTS & DAVID B ALLISON THE LOGICS OF
DEFLATION JOHN ROBERTS STAMPS : ARTIST ... AN OPEN CALL EL PUEBLO
UNIDO : ARCHITECTURE AND REVOLUTION IN TEHRAN TIRDAD ZOLGHADR
59 64 ...

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Category: Arts, Modern

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Mute

... re - write the official story of urban renewal in Manhattan 012 Free Speech
Zones and Preemptive Detentions > Daniel ... s PR campaign against the
Mapuche 025 Body Shop Hermeneutics > Tirdad Zolghadr on this autumn ' s
Black Atlantic ...

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Category: Art and electronics

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Art AsiaPacific Almanac

... Venice Biennale , opening in June , with a national pavilion organized by
Iranian curator and critic Tirdad Zolghadr . ... global the Museum of Calligraphy's
3rd Sharjah financial crisis of late 2008 and dropping Calligraphy Biennial in
June ...

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New Statesman

Tirdad Zolghadr But her life changed when hardline Telegram Books , 208pp , £
8.99 clerics seized power in 1979 . When maths ... Before long , she was bar that
closed with the onset accused of plotting against the of the Islamic revolution .

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Deutsche Nationalbibliografie

Author: Die deutsche Nationalbibliothek

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New York

... This Happy Few Actually Read Books ” message board , “ A Little Less
Conversation , " by Tirdad Zolghadr“ I read this ... The Uses of Invention , " " How
the Penguin's Life Story Inspired the US Religious Right , ” “ Bird Brains - US
Christian ...

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Nicosia this Week an Unofficial Guide to the Biennial that Never was

... Sala , Walid Raad and Jalal Toufic , Liam Gillick , Pierre Huyghe , Martha
Rosier , Tirdad Zolghadr , Irit Rogoff , Boris Groys , Nikolaus Hirsch . “ It will be
located in a three - story structure located in the very centre of the Turkish Cypriot
area .

Author: Louise Dossing

Publisher: Veenman Pub

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 192

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This alternative guide to the city of Nicosia, Cyprus, was produced to accompany Manifesta 6. Following the biennial's abrupt cancellation in 2006, "This Week" has now become one of the few historical records of a great event that never happened. With contributions by the three curators, and others.

Ottagono

... Anton e Tirdad Zolghadr per raccogliere immagini sul Medio Oriente , al di là
del cliché di un conflitto ormai imperante ... A bilingual exhibit catalogue was
produced for JRP Edition , featuring previously unpublished texts and a summary
of ...

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