TAZKAR is a space for the promotion of artists whose art presents a theoretically different conceptual understanding and forms of expression. The word different refers to the artist’s individual potential in applying a quite “personalized”* approach. This trait builds up to a sort of inquiry and theorization in arts and it helps to view art’s public praxis from a private point.
Tazkar is an exclusive representative of its artists in Iran and introduces them based on a certain schedule and analyzes the capacities of their works according to the fields of theory and criticism. The approach is adopted to increase abilities for a critical communication, creative reception and in general ideas of a different space for conversation in arts. The aim behind studying foreign artists beside the Iranian artists is to introduce the non-local practices in line with this experimentation. These artists, according to their contextual and academic differences, principally differ in their conceptual sensitivities or techniques from the local artists. Although the differences are shown implicitly, they do not make the main goal. Those artists are targeted who at the same time display the differences and are independent in their art episteme and approach to the surrounding. What is sought is to recognize and promote the independent ways of looking in arts and toward what we identify as “reality.”
*A personalized communication is fed by the memory and time, so it does not correspond to the existing reality. The inconsistent work of art is shaped based on imagination and theory and itself is a new claimant for the reality. In such an approach, the artist’s act is not a result of wish but the lifestyle and the intellectual communication of the artist with the world. The artist is not bound to add a new word; they analyze all that exists and continue to live within it. Therefore, the encounter with the work by these artists is rather an encounter with an idea for living. | TAZKAR means remembering and being remembered, a narration of memory and time.