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Joobin Bekhrad
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‘Quite stunning and beautifully designed.’
Atom Egoyan on the print edition of Reorient

Reorient


Reorient Media Inc.
2012 - 2018

Editor: Joobin Bekhrad

Managing Directors: Joobin and Shahdad Bekhrad

Contributors:

Abdellatif Abdeljawad
Afsoon
Tara Aghdashloo
Sheema Ahanin
Mania Akbari
Ali Al-Woozain
Sahar Allamezade
Rashed Aqrabawi
Sarah Aziza
Nicola Baird
Mashaael Basheer
Lydia Beardmore
Mohamed Belmaaza
Megan Bénéat-Donald
Kornelia Binicewicz
Elnaz Bokharachi
Simon Broughton
Rima Chahrour
Mohamed Chakmakchi
Sophie Chamas
Charlie Clarkson
Raphael Cormack
Laurence Cornet
Michelle Davis
Alex Dawe
Aimee Dawson
Rachel Dedman
Sherif Dhaimish
William Dobson
Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz
Mario El Khoury
Dana El Masri
Aria Fani
Joseph Flaherty
Siobhán Forshaw
Asma Ghanem
Nazli Ghassemi
Nicolas Gilles
Maria Gómez López
William Gourlay
Sabrina Guerrieri
Hedy Habra
Sabah Haider
MK Harb
Amira Haroun
Sarah Hassan
Inaya Hodeib
Zoë Hu
Joan Hua
Ibi Ibrahim
Sarah Irving
Noora Ismail
Sanaz Jamloo
Leila Jarman
Negine Jasmine
Tarek Joseph Chemaly
Chitra Kalyani
Taushif Kara
Mona Kareem
Julia Kassem
Sophie Kazan
Aysha Khan
Mina Khanlarzadeh
Zara Knox
Samannaz Kourang Pishdadi
Jippe Kreuning
Leo Kroonen
Shahira Kudsi
Dina Lobo
James Mayer
Paola Messina
Seth Messinger
Ben Mirzaei
Natasha Morris
Sayantan Mukhopadhyay
Pendar Nabipour
Ashitha Nagesh
Ian Nagoski
Valeriya Nakshun
Edwin Nasr
Perwana Nazif
Elisa Pierandrei
Sarah Quinn
Amir-Hussein Radjy
Salar Rajabnik
Wided Rihana Khadraoui
Necla Rüzgar
Priyanka Sacheti
Safa Samiezade-Yazd
Tareq Sayed Rajab de Montfort
Anna Seaman
Kevin Schwartz
Natalie Shooter
Nur Shkembi
Sunny Suits
Alexandra Talty
Ezgi Üstündağ
Lizzy Vartanian Collier
Zakaria Wakrim
John Wisniewski
Sarah Zakzouk
Nada Zanhour
Kamal Zargar
Sara Zia Ebrahimi

Reorient (2012 - 2018) was a publication about the contemporary art and culture of Iran and the surrounding region.

Founded, edited, and co-managed by Joobin Bekhrad, and featuring the contributions of over a hundred writers around the world — including academicians, artists, curators, filmmakers, broadcasters, and editors of other notable publications — Reorient was instrumental in promoting the work of established and emerging artists as well as countering false narratives surrounding the cultures and peoples of the publication’s focus countries.

Covering visual art, film, literature, and music through long-form essays, interviews, and podcasts (on Reorient Radio, hosted by Bekhrad), Reorient was mentioned by such publications as The Guardian, Newsweek, The Art Newspaper, l’Officiel Hommes, and The Huffington Post, as well as organisations like Art Dubai and Christie’s, and was followed by nearly 100,000 individuals across its social media accounts.

In addition to its many contributors, Reorient was fortunate enough to receive the support of Abu Dhabi Art; the Aga Khan Museum; Art Dubai; ArtInternational Istanbul; the Beirut Art Fair; Cinéfranco; Contemporary Istanbul; Fondation Behnam Bakhtiar; and Magic of Persia, amongst other cultural institutions.



Reorient’s coveted ‘Sex, Drugs, and Gol-o-Bolbol’ tote bag (designed by Taravat Talepasand) in the hands of filmmaker Leila Jarman (courtesy Leila Jarman)

Selected Press


Art World Reels from Trump’s Immigration Ban
The Art Newspaper

From Uckfield to Persepolis
The Courtauld News
Issue 38

From Tehran to Toronto and Everywhere in Between
The Globe and Mail
October 15, 2016 edition

From Institution to Iranian Revolution: Unedited History 1960 - 2014
The Guardian

l’Orient Autrement
l’Officiel Hommes
Issue 63

Leading Figures in the Art World Support Palestinian Artist Sentenced to Death for Apostasy
Newsweek