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December 2016
Exhibition as Editing Exercise | Publication Launch | Delfina Foundation


Exhibition as Editing Exercise

5 Dec 2016
6-8 pm

Delfina Foundation, London
29-31 Catherine Pl, London SW1E 6DY



We might agree that a publication can be as much of a display of artistic inquiry than an exhibition. Yet, the lines of work leading to both cases may also be carried out separately, perhaps resulting also in a different sense of completion. How might these established formats of representation be rethought as methodologies for research or dissemination, as ways of curating, collaborating, editing, communicating, or simply, looking ahead?


Situated in the context of urban Tehran, Exhibition as Editing Exercise by Nader Koochaki, has been a special project created for the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (MOP CAP) 2015 Winner’s Exhibition. Resulting from an ongoing process of photography, travels, collecting, writing and discussions, this publication gathers for display the editorial yield of the eponymous exhibition, shown in November 2016 in London.


For the publication launch, the year-long process and collaboration will be discussed and presented through the accounts from the artist Nader Koochaki, the project's curator Mika Savela, as well as curator Fereshte Moosavi from the MOP Foundation.

Exhibition as Editing Exercise
© 2016 Nader Koochaki
ISBN 978-952-68416-1-8
Published by:
MOP Foundation, London, United Kingdom
Selim Projects, Helsinki, Finland
Editor: Mika Savela
Texts: Mika Savela, Mohamad Reza Haeri, Nader Koochaki
Translations: Robert Curwen, Kimia Kamvari, Mahan Moalemi
Photography (works): Nader Koochaki
Photography (publication): Pat Graham
The publication has been made possible with the support of:
MOP Foundation
MHA London
Sophia Contemporary Gallery
Etxepare Basque Institute
Delfina Foundation

Past Events
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November 2017
Farideh Lashai: On Violence and Beauty | British Museum

July 2017
Magic in Monaco | Fundraising Exhibition & Auction

December 2016
Exhibition as Editing Exercise | Publication Launch | Delfina Foundation

November 2016
Exhibition as Editing Exercise | A project by Nader Koochaki | Winner of MOP CAP 2015

September 2016
Contemporary Iranian Art Exhibition Opening | LA

September 2016
Fereydoun Ave|Panel Discussion & Film Premiere | LA

September 2016
Contemporary Iranian Art | VIP Dinner & Auction

July 2016
European Women in Persian Houses | British Museum

April 2016
Talking Asphalt | MOPCAP 2015 in Tehran

March 2016
'Remembering Tomorrow' | Dubai | Private Dinner & Auction

February 2016
'Remembering Tomorrow' | Tehran | Exhibition Preview & Cocktail Reception.

October 2015
MOP CAP 2015 Finalist VIP Auction Dinner | London

September 2015
MOP CAP 2015 Finalist Exhibition Opening | London

August 2015
MOP/Parasol Unit Research Resident 2015 Talk

May 2015
A Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts Shiraz-Persepolis

May 2015
Nicky Nodjoumi: From Tehran to New York

March 2015
MOP CAP 2015 Shortlist Exhibition | Dubai

March 2015
Nowrouz Auction Gala Benefit 2015 | Dubai

November 2014
MOP Foundation Fundraising Exhibition

November 2014
Sotheby's New York Contemporary Day Sale

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