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Heirs of Saffron and Salt

Heirs of Saffron and Salt is a documentary series researched and directed by Ali Ettehad. This series is a visual ethnographic project with the goal to preserve and showcase in high video quality the performative and musical heritage of the greater Iran, including but not limited to the current political borders or Iran and many neighboring regions.


Street Fighting Man

Based in Tehran, Ali Ettehad is an artist and curator. Along with his wife, Nikoo Tarkhani (an artist as well), he has been at the forefront of performance art in Iran, and is also one of the better-known names in the country’s contemporary art scene in general. Together, this artist power-couple performs in Tehran, curates exhibitions and performance art series, hosts seminars, and produces films, among other things.

The fourth Realm

 Parvaneh Etemadiby Ali Ettehad(Contemporary Practices vol.13) Prvaneh Etemadi is an artist who has been always searching for new expressions for representing her ideas. She was born in Birjand (North East of Iran) in 1948. She began to go to school in Tehran; she explains her days at school: “I didn’t