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BIDOUN: From Expats With Love April 14, 2007

Filed under: Art,Iran,Media,Tehran — Tara @ 10:55 pm

 

                                                                                                                                            BIDOUN means ‘without’ in Farsi. In our contemporary context, it connotes the statelessness in which many of us find ourselves

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An art quarterly launched in 2004 by young Iranian diaspora,  Bidoun magazine “was created as a platform for ideas and an open forum for exchange, dialogue and opinions about arts and culture from the Middle East.”  

The e-zine version has limited viewing but for a taste, see the following three articles from various editions:

Flame Wars:
A Brief History of Blogging in Iran
Alaa Abd El Fattah
http://www.bidoun.com/issues/issue_6/11_all.html#article

Death to America
Pop Icons and Political Theatrics at Far Near Distance:
Tirdad Zolghadr
http://www.bidoun.com/issues/issue_1/03_all.html#article

Hotel Naderi Tehran
Negar Azimi
http://www.bidoun.com/issues/issue_7/06_all.html#article

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