Culture > Events > The Future State: A Preliminary – Goethe at Lux Artist Residency: Anahita Razmi
Event Date: 12th Jul 2018 | 19:00
The Future State: A Preliminary – Goethe at Lux Artist Residency: Anahita Razmi
LUX Waterlow Park Centre Dartmouth Park Hill N19 5JF London
As part of this year's Goethe at LUX Residency, artist Anahita Razmi will present an exhibition which is conceived as a work-in-progress and for the first time bings together audio recordings of the THE FUTURE STATE roundtable series that have has been taking place throughout her residency with a new time-based visual work.
The exhibition will open with a special event on Thursday, 12 July, 7pm. Razmi will show a selection of works and be in conversation with Stephanie Bailey (Editor in Chief, Ocula Magazine, Hong Kong).
THE FUTURE STATE considers the future state of The Islamic Republic of Iran, as seen from the perspective of a diverse range of diasporic political communities and explored through a series of experimental roundtable discussions undertaken in London during Razmi’s residency. The project has been developed with reference to the work of Iranian Marxist Mansoor Hekmat who is buried in close proximity to Karl Marx in Highgate Cemetery. Hekmat was a theorist, revolutionary and leader of the Iranian worker-communist movement, active in Iran until 1981 and outside the country, in Kurdistan and the UK, afterwards until his death in 2002.