A Media Artist's Response To Failing Diplomacy

When BriAnna Olson's pacifist views were confronted by an adamant American couple, she decided to heed their challenge and head to Tehran-- the epicenter of the Axis of Evil nation.

Amongst a landscape of failed diplomacy and media smear campaigns, she and fellow artist Michael Pope found a society far more alive and hospitable than they'd ever been led to believe.

Like jesters of a modern-day Magellan, they've returned with stories and insights to a culture few American's have seen first hand.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Deviant Artists // Online

Above, Cinema in Iran by samoshaver

I just did an interview with Global Voices (!) and was mentioning how an interesting side-effect of government control (as it pertains to exhibition spaces and galleries) is that it has forced Iranian artists to take their voices onto a global platform (the internets).

Head on over to deviant art to see an example of Iranian artists participating in an international social network.

1 comment:

  1. The Deviant Art Site is awesome. I would love a translation from the piece you posted. Probably something like...

    "Michael Pope getting editing notes on his current job. ONE NOTE AT A TIME".

    Or something.

    Yay on the article. :)