Tabatabai and Afrassiabi have collaborated as Pages since 2004, producing joint projects and publishing a bilingual magazine – also called Pages – in Farsi and English. Their projects and the magazine’s editorial approach are closely linked, both described by the artists as ‘attempts in articulating the indecisive space between art and its historical condition.’ A forthcoming issue of Pages, titled Seep, will be published in Summer 2013.
Tabatabai and Afrassiabi live in Rotterdam and work in the Netherlands and Iran. Recent exhibitions include Seep, MACBA, Barcelona (2012); Prairies, Les Ateliers de Rennes Biennial, Rennes (2012); ROUNDTABLE, 9th Gwangju Biennale (2012); Untitled, 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011); Two Archives, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2011); Melanchotopia, Witte de With, Rotterdam (2011); Trust, MediaCity, Seoul (2010); The Isle, MAK Center/ Schindler House, Los Angeles (2009); They have contributed to publishing projects for Documenta 12, Kassel (2007) and Como viver junto, 27th São Paulo Biennial (2006). In March 2013 they present Two Archives at Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm.