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Natascha Sadr Haghighan and Ashkan Sepahvand (eds) seeing studies
Publication, 05 Jan 2011EN / NLPrint 

Produced by dOCUMENTA (13) with Casco – Office for Art, Design, and Theory and the institute for incongruous translation and published by Hatje Cantz 
Edited by Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Ashkan Sepahvand for the institute for incongruous translation 
Designed by image-shift and Farhad Fozouni 
With contributions by Nazgol Ansarinia, Homayoun Askari Sirizi, Mehraneh Atashi, Mahmoud Bakhshi, Daniel Berndt, Binna Choi, Media Farzin, Shahab Fotouhi, Farhad Fozouni, Reza Haeri, Zoya Honarmand, image-shift, Hatem Imam, Sohrab Mohebbi, Mehdi Navid, Molly Nesbit, Oya Pancaroglu, Tina Rahimi, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Ashkan Sepahvand, Setareh Shahbazi, Zeinab Shahidi with Reza Abedini, Jana Traboulsi and William Wheeler 
210 x 260 mm 
304 pp., English/Farsi 
ISBN 978-37-757-2972-7 
Price: € 39,80 
Seeing studies investigates the ways we learn ‘to see’. Departing from a schoolbook—published by the Iranian Ministry of Education to teach art in the first year of Iranian public middle school—this bilingual publication (English/Farsi) embarks on a collaborative journey, visiting different ‘schools of seeing'. The institute for incongruous translation has invited contributors and interlocutors to make proposals to the problems posed by dissonant visual languages. These proposals take shape as words, pictures, numbers, objects, practices, and concepts—in sum, ‘things’ coexisting in multiple configurations. Tenuous relations are drawn up between things as they take up positions in relation to a problem. Throughout this voyage, seeing is understood as a radical and expanded process of translation. How to look, read, and depict come together to form systems of ‘common sense’ that constantly extend, transform, and re-assign ‘meaning’. 
The publication is made possible with the additional financial support of Fonds BKVB for Electric Palm Tree, Hessische Kulturstiftung and Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen.