January – February 2020
Mahan Moalemi (b. 1992) is a writer and researcher from Tehran. Pursuing studies in the emerging field of Comparative Futurism, he explores possible encounters between global visual cultures and critical future studies, with a particular interest in the transformation of temporal structures and the relationship between politics and time.
Moalemi has also been exploring the movement of ubiquitous documentary materials known as “installation shots” or “exhibition views” across various platforms in order to highlight how the contemporary art world coincides with a global experience economy that relies on the rapid generation and wide circulation of such visual information as abstract currency.
He is co-editor of Ethnofuturismen (Berlin: Merve Verlag, 2018) and his writings have appeared in Art Agenda, Cabinet, Canvas, Domus, and Spike Art Quarterly, among other art journals as well as exhibition catalogs, literary publications, anthologies, and zines published in and outside Iran.