Finissage "Capturing Iran’s Past. Fotokunst – Photo Art – هنر عکاسی"

23 January 2020

Behrooz Moosavi and MMaria

Dear Friends of the Museum for Islamic Art,

We kindly invites you to join us for the Finissage "Capturing Iran’s Past. Fotokunst – Photo Art – هنر عکاسی" on Thursday, 23 January 2020, 6 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm) in the Mschattasaal, Pergamonmuseum.

Welcome - Margaret Shortle, Curator of the Museum for Islamic Art

collaborative audio/visual  performance Behrooz Moosavi and MMaria


The Museum for Islamic Art is pleased to present the collaborative audio/visual  performance of Behrooz Moosavi and MMaria in relation to the closing of its current exhibition, Capturing Iran’s Past – PhotoArt. The performance offers an immersive experience that integrates music, sound, and images in a responsive manner. Moosavi layers loops of modern Iranian music stemming from cassettes and music reels collected since his childhood. Jana Heiss from MMaria further layers moving photographic images in narrative and poetic response to Moosavi’s music. 

Behrooz Moosavi is a Berlin-based musician, producer, songwriter, performer, music/event manager. With a long career in Tehran’s contemporary music scene, Moosavi aims to bring together numerous artistic voices from around the globe and showcase Iranian artists and musicians worldwide. He is the director of Tehran Contemporary Sounds, a contemporary art and music collective, festival and music label based in Berlin. Since 2018, Tehran Contemporary Sounds has offered two contemporary multi-media art festivals in Berlin that brought together more than 50 artists from Iran and Europe.

Places for this event are limited. Registration is required at: (Exclusively for members of FMIK e.V. only).

Registration is confirmed with an Email, which also serves as an admissions ticket at the entrance to the Pergamon Museum (James-Simon-Galerie). Ten minutes prior to the event, access authorization expires. We kindly ask all attendees to arrive early.

A publication has been published to accompany the exhibition, German/English, softcover, approx. 70 pages, approx. 25 colour illustrations, four essays, ISBN: 978-3-88609-833-0. Available in the webshop and museum shop of the Pergamonmuseum for 10,- €.



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