The fifth Rencontres d'Arles curatorial research fellowship is awarded to the Sogol & Joubeen Studio for the project A House.

A House
is a research-based curatorial project conducted by Sogol & Joubeen Studio around a certain house built in the 1950s by a middle-class family in the north of Tehran, Iran.

At its core this research project is a dialogue between architecture, interior design, domestic objects, books and publications and the photo archive left from the family and saved from the destruction of the house in 2012.

This house symbolizes the process of modernization and the radical change of the Iranian lifestyle of the 1940s and 1950s – a transformation that still has resonance today.

This project shows how art of archiving could be important and necessary even on a small house to open doors to past relations between people and societies.

It is anticipated that the realization of this project in a western context will create a dialogue among a wide range of audience on the subject of globalization, identity, modernization and heritage.

Joubeen Mireskandari (1979, London, UK) and Sogol Kashani (1979, Tehran, Iran) are visual artists and curators based in Tehran, Iran. They founded in 2010 the curatorial platform Sogol & Joubeen Studio dedicated to various forms and aesthetics of artistic projects. They curated several exhibitions and directed a documentary film. Their focus is on the analysis of things that remain underrated or ignored in order to explore how they relate to today’s social context.

The Rencontres d'Arles curatorial research fellowship receives generous support from Jean-François Dubos.
Posted on 11.02.2022
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture