Based in the Netherlands and Iran Active since 2004 Pages is a bilingual Farsi/English artist magazine initiated by Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi in 2004. It is published sporadically in the Netherlands and its content always expands from the artists own practice. As an independent magazine, Pages provides a platform through which interconnected topics can be thought and explored outside the mainstream, market oriented network of the art world. Pages content is produced partly in Iran and partly in the Netherlands, and always collaboratively through long-term engagements with other contributors. Having published nine issues since its initiation, the editorial team has always followed an interest in unresolved narrations of history, culture and the geo-political, and the ways they condition contemporary notions of artistic practice. The recurring concern for Pages in recent years has been the relationship between contemporary art and the archive. The economies of the new technology has resulted in the proliferation of ad hoc archives. The question that arises is if art can still rely on the archive as a historical premise.
Publishing Against the Grain
Publishing Against the Grain highlights the current state of publishing and art criticism as it exists in small journals, experimental publications, websites, and radio, as well as other innovative platforms around the world.read more »