Hard Cover, German, Staple Binding, 32 Pages, 2004, episode publishers
Pages is a bilingual, Farsi and English, magazine with the aim to function as a platform for exchange, dialogues and projects, a place for collaboration between artists/writers from Iran and elsewhere. The magazine’s interest lies more in the socio-political flows within spaces of urban and everyday life.
The diversity of contributions expand and even transgress the geographically bound subjects and subjectivities, as they often develop, return, change and interact with one another from one issue of Pages to the other. We may emphasize on localities, and it is, we believe, the intricacy and dissonances within local currents that give way to chains of meanings, relations, differences and exchange.
Pages is a project initiated by Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi, both artists living and working in Rotterdam/the Netherlands.
The magazine is designed by Lust, The Hague.
Pages 1, Public & Private, was published in February 2004, by the Witte de With institute, centre for contemporary art in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This issue addresses different manifestations and understandings of public and private in Iran and was brought about by the collaboration and contribution of Iranian artists/writers.