Benji Knewman

Articles and Essays

 
 
2018

London Museum Exhibition Focuses on Frida Kahlo as a Style IconThe Washington Post
(Also featured in the printed edition on July 8)
How to Recreate The Rolling Stones’ Most Stylish MomentsGQ (British)
(Featured at the top of the homepage on June 28)
Iran’s Ancient Engineering Marvel – BBC (featured at the top of the homepage on June 20)
World Cup 2018 Kits Ranked: From Worst to BestGQ (British)
(Featured at the top of the homepage on June 7)
How to Recreate Paul Weller’s Most Stylish MomentsGQ (British)
(Featured at the top of the homepage on June 3)
ConcreetAt Large (April issue cover story)
Mideast Tunes – Perfect Strangers (inaugural issue)
Yoko Ono: The RiverbedArtAsiaPacific (May/June issue)
Prurience in Persia: The Lascivious World of Qajar IranNin (April issue)
Obituary: Abbas (1944 – 2018)The Art Newspaper
Whole Lotta Style: Led Zeppelin’s Sartorial LegacyGQ (British)
(Featured at the top of the homepage on April 21)
What Iran’s Dazzling Art Tells Us About its Civilisation – BBC
(Featured at the top of the homepage on March 28)
No One Here Gets Out Alive: Kaveh Golestan’s Prostitutes SeriesThe White Review
Future. Iran.The Iranian
The T-Shirt: A Rebel With a Cause – BBC (featured at the top of the homepage on February 5)
The Rubaiyat: History’s Most Luxurious Book of Poetry? – BBC
(Featured at the top of the homepage on January 19)
Paria FarzanehBlanc Magazine
Keanoush Da Rosa – Persian Heritage in Contemporary FashionMetal

2017

By Royal Appointment: Postcard from IranMonocle (Winter Weekly, issue three)
Keith Richards: Rock and Roll’s Ultimate Style IconAnother Man
Keith Richards: Elegantly WastedThe Rake (also featured in the December issue)
‘A Prayer for Mecca’: Ahmed Mater’s Portrait of a City in TransitionThe Financial Times
(Also featured in the printed edition on December 9)
The Ancient Symbol that Spanned Millennia – BBC (featured as an ‘Editor’s Pick’ on December 8)
The Timeless Appeal of the Persian Rug – BBC
Divine Mysteries at Asia HouseApollo
Remembering Johnny Thunders Through Those Who Knew HimAnother Man
Why Iran’s Impact on Rock and Roll is Criminally OverlookedAnother Man
The Least-Known Most Influential Man in FashionThe New York Times
(Also featured in the printed edition on September 21 and republished by The Independent)
Forty Years on, Marc Bolan Remains the Prince of Glam RockAnother Man
ShiftFrieze
The Ancient ‘Arabic Kama Sutra – BBC
(Posted at the top of the homepage and featured as an ‘Editor’s Pick’ on July 25)
Rebel, Jester, Mystic, PoetArtAsiaPacific
Mr. Trump, Lovers of Iran Would Like to Thank You for Helping Our Cause – PRI
The Mystics Who Found Meaning in Solar Panels – BBC
(Posted at the top of the homepage and featured as an ‘Editor’s Pick’ on April 14)
The Iranian Religion that Shaped the West – BBC
(Posted at the top of the homepage on April 7, and featured as an ‘Editor’s Pick’ on April 8;
also included in Flipboard’s ‘Ten for Today‘ list on April 11)
Visuals in 1,500: Leila Pazooki’s Moment of GloryJadaliyya
How Trump is Making Iran Great AgainMuftah
The Unspoken Iranian Influence on Western Fashioni-D/Vice
What Exactly is the ‘Islamic’ World?Forbes
How My Love of Music Inspired My WritingFemale First
Iraq: On the Ground, Through a LensMiddle East Monitor

2016

The House of SassanWelum
I the IranianTopTopic
Tagore Meets an Old Friend in Iran – The British Library’s Untold Lives
Shiraz in Shiraz: Why Wine is Integral to Persian CultureThe Economist
Review: TasfiyaAnthropology of the Middle East
Leonardo DiCaprio Can’t Play Rumi Because He Wasn’t White – Or Was He?Metro (UK)
A Lebanese Artist’s Nude Photographs Spark Scandal and InspirationArtsy
Children of the RevolutionDust
The Place to Which I Shall ReturnBenji Knewman
On the Shoulders of Giants in Southwest IranThe Guardian
Basilico Before BasilicoAesthetica
A Lebanese ArchiveTribe Photo and New Media Magazine
Shiny Happy PeopleAlef

2015

Art and IranCampaign
Travelogue: TehranTravel Plus
Home, or Something Like ItHarper’s Bazaar Art
GoogooshTirgan Magazine
A Wealth of Talent: Domestic and International Markets for Iranian ArtBourse and Bazaar
The Future of Performance Art in Iran is BrightAftab Newspaper
Sin City Exhibition Reviews Annual 2014-15 (published by the International Award for Art Criticism)
Cold TurkeyHarper’s Bazaar Art
A Show About NothingCanvas
Hushang Irani (translation) – Encyclopaedia Iranica

2014

Reviews of albums by Mohammad Mo’tamedi and the Delgosha Ensemble for Songlines
The Age of the Neo-Orientalists – Al Farah Magazine
Tehran BazaarThe Cairo Review of Global Affairs

2013

Ramhani, DeconstructedChristie’s
Hafez in IstanbulLuxury Travel Stories
Journey to the EastTirgan Magazine
Magical Mystery TourOasis Magazine