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Tehran-geles by Arash Nassiri at the Masafat festival

Last September 3, 2016 took place this solo-screening of works by French-Iranian filmmaker Arash Nassiri, features two recent experimental films, together with a new work in progress. This was the first screening of his work in the UK.

Tehran-Geles (2014, 18 mins): is a fictional vision of Tehran that uses Los Angeles as its set. During an aerial journey, we discover an uncanny landscape. While flying over boulevards, personal memories of migrants create an echo of the collective story of the Iranian capital. Downtown, the buildings are saturated with neon signs, pulsating with voices that take us on a hallucinatory trip. Link to Tehran-Geles Excerpt

Darwin-Darwah (2016, 12 mins): During a single trip through Paris catacombs, a voiceover tells of hidden underground cities and hidden connections through civilizations. While narrating, artifacts from museums historical collections appear as fossils on the walls, tracing an alternative history. Link to Darwin-Darwah Excerpt

New-Days (work in progress) (2016, 25 mins): At night, the inhabitants of Los Angeles become host to memories of Tehran.  They no longer speak English, but a Persian idiom. Neon lights fill the streets with psychedelic colors. This ephemeral and mutant territory was filmed during the Persian celebrations in Spring. Produced by Jonas Films / Elsa Klughertz and Mathias Holst.Made with the kind support of Han Nefkens foundation, FNAGP and CNAP.

Masāfāt is a two-part festival taking place in London and Cairo this September. The festival is designed to create an open-ended, international platform to foster artistic and professional exchange between independent artists and professionals across the Middle East, North Africa and the UK.

Tehran-geles by Arash Nassiri at the Masafat festival                              

The ArtAids foundation was set up in 2006 at Han Nefkens’ initiative. ArtAids fights AIDS with the power of art as its most important weapon. ArtAids invites leading artists to produce work that is inspired by AIDS and related problems. These works of art are used to raise the public’s consciousness and to encourage their involvement.

Fundació Han Nefkens

The Han Nefkens Foundation is a private non-profit organisation that was set up in Barcelona in 2009 with the aim of promoting the production of contemporary artworks. The mission is to stimulate artistic creation in Barcelona by offering international artists an opportunity to create artworks and interventions in the city, and to promote other fields of contemporary creation.


Han Nefkens started to collect art in 2000. The H+F Collection, named after himself and his partner Felipe, is in long-term loan to various museums in The Netherlands and abroad. Nowadays Han Nefkens is not only active as a collector but also as an initiator of international art projects, often in collaboration with museums and other art institutions.