Sazmanab Center for Contemporary Art

NPR Morning Edition: Art Installation Opens Passage To A Different World

NPR Morning Edition: Art Installation Opens Passage To A Different World

We recently stood at a door in New York. We walked through that door and faced a person inside Iran. That was the concept of an art installation which started in New York and whose creators hope to take it elsewhere. They invited us to try. Walk into a common steel shipping container painted gold.

Public Radio International: This New York Art Installation Opens Up a New Gateway to Tehran

Public Radio International: This New York Art Installation Opens Up a New Gateway to Tehran

On Friday morning, a portal opened between New York City and Tehran. For the next two weeks, people in either city can walk into a scale-replica of a shipping container outfitted with an AV connection to the other city and have a live, impromptu chat with a stranger partway around the globe. The project is called A Portal Between Tehran and NYC.

New York Times Magazine: A New Exhibition Offers a Virtual Link to Tehran

New York Times Magazine: A New Exhibition Offers a Virtual Link to Tehran

When the Harvard- and Yale Law-educated artist and journalist Amar Bakshi, born and raised in Washington D.C., was traveling the globe seven years ago for his How the World Sees America interview series, he realized something: People often kept letters from American pen pals dating back to the 1980s, before the Internet made other modes of international correspondence possible.