Museum of Sohrab


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The ApartmentCollectionLibraryArchives
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The Other ApartmentPublications

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About Museum of Sohrab
Museum of Sohrab is a house museum with a collection comprising of artist-curator Sohrab Kashani's belongings including his furniture and hundreds of objects and documents that are on display in the apartment. The museum also houses a library that features hundreds of titles covering a variety of different topics such as Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, and Theory (Blue Room) and a room with a comprehensive archive of Persian books, magazines, and newspapers dating back to the early 1950s (White Room). Kashani himself lives and works in the Museum of Sohrab.

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Museum of Sohrab in 3D

Virtual Tour of the Museum of Sohrab



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Team
Founder, Director: Sohrab Kashani

Photography: Sohrab Kashani, Shirin Rezaee, Sina Najaflou, Siavash Naghshbandi
XR/VR/AR: Sohrab Kashani, Siavash Naghshbandi
Identity & Art Direction: Sohrab Kashani
Web Development: Sohrab Kashani

Thanks: Sara Khoshab, Kamran Vasigh



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Visit Museum of Sohrab
Museum of Sohrab is by appointment only. Events at Museum of Sohrab are by invitation only and RSVP required. Access to the collection, the Blue Room Library, the White Room Archives, Sazmanab Video Library, and the Sazmanab Digital Archives require advanced booking.
Admission to Museum of Sohrab is Free.
To book an appointment please visit the online appointment system. The address and directions will be provided upon confirmation of booking.
Online appointment system
Museum of Sohrab is currently closed to the public. For special visits, please write to sohrabmk(at)gmail.com.




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Contact Museum of Sohrab
To get in touch with Museum of Sohrab please write to the following e-mail address:
sohrabmk(at)gmail.com


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The Apartment
Museum of Sohrab has four main rooms: The Studio, the Blue Room, the White Room, and the Bedroom.
The Studio
Sohrab's art studio.

The Blue Room
The heart and soul of the apartment. The Blue Room holds the Blue Room Library.

The White Room
The White Room holds a comprehensive archive of Persian, books, magazines, and newspapers dating back to the early 1950s. The White Room's furniture, electronics, and other objects in the room are all from the same period. The White Room was called the Event Room before COVID-19 outbreak and exhibitions and talks were held part of Sazmanab programming.

White Room (2020-now)


Event Room (2019-2020)

The Bedroom
Sohrab's bedroom. The bedroom holds electronics and other objects mainly from the 1980s.



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Collection
The collection of Museum of Sohrab comprises of Sohrab's belongings including his furniture and hundreds of objects and documents that are on display in the apartment.

To access the collection database click here.




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The Blue Room Library
The Blue Room Library features hundreds of titles covering a variety of different topics such as Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, and Theory. While there is an assortment of texts, there are specific sections dedicated to Art History, monographs on artists, and exhibition catalogues featuring the work of artists from Iran and other parts of the world.

To access the library-archives database click here.




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The White Room Archives
The White Room Archives holds a comprehensive archive of Persian books, magazines, and newspapers dating back to the early 1950s.

To access the library-archives database click here.





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The Other Apartment
The Other Apartment was a collaborative project between Sohrab Kashani and Pittsburgh-based artist Jon Rubin that occurred simultaneously at the Museum of Sohrab in Tehran, and an exact replica of its apartment and all of its contents at the Mattress Factory Museum in Pittsburgh, U.S..
Using detailed photographs from Kashani (who was not able to travel to the U.S. due to the travel ban on Iranian citizens), the artists worked with a team of fabricators to meticulously recreate the Museum of Sohrab's facade, interior architecture, and all of Kashani's personal possessions. From his soap dish to his furniture, everything in The Other Apartment was purchased, altered, or entirely fabricated to replicate what existed at the Museum of Sohrab.
Since 2008, Kashani has used his apartments as spaces for exhibiting contemporary art and as art residencies. For the run of the project, Kashani and Rubin operated the space together in The Other Apartment and produced exhibitions, programs, and events where every object, video, and performance that happened in one space was reproduced for the other, keeping both apartments identical across the 6,300 miles that separated them.
The Other Apartment functions as a series of theoretical and practical questions within the sad absurdity of our current political condition: What if there was more than one absolute reality; can you build a space that functions as a loophole around national borders and economic sanctions; and what gets lost and gained in the act of duplication?

For more information visit The Other Apartment's website.


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Events
Museum of Sohrab at Bon-gah Art Book Fair 2021











Photos by Sina Najaflou



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Publications
Rls % Alc



Tehran Zine
Issue No.1 Special Edition: Rls % Alc
December 2022
140x195 mm, 24 pages
Risograph print on 127 gsm uncoated paper
Concept:
Sohrab Kashani
Publisher:
Tehran Zine
(Saghi Parkhideh and Amir Moghtada)


Paper receipts collected from groceries delivered to Museum of Sohrab from 2020 to 2021 during the pandemic and sanitized with alcohol-based hand sanitiser. Sprayed receipts were kept for different periods of time and scanned before they completely faded away.
A selection of these scanned receipts was printed and produced as a limited-edition zine.
Rls % Alc offers a glimpse into a chaotic and uncertain historical moment, characterized by despair and economic turmoil, against the backdrop of the rapid depreciation of the Iranian Rial during the pandemic and after.