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“ ” #7: Abbas Zahedi in conversation with Eva Wilson

Abbas Zahedi, Eva Wilson, Arsalan Isa

What happens when we think of the space of art as a living body? Abbas Zahedi became an artist by way of a medical education, a philosophy symposium in a chip shop, community organising, and ‘Dissociative Realism’, as described in an essay by Arsalan Isa. With Eva Wilson, Zahedi explores translation and transplantation as frameworks that allow us to understand ourselves in relation to others — as life-support systems to counter the erosion of identity through trauma.


Edited by former residents Adam Gibbons and Eva Wilson, “ ” (quotation mark quotation mark) is a series of books that looks at the forms and roles of publishing as and within artists’ practices. Each issue initiates a dialogue with an artist or artist group, through which a body of work is introduced. The series hosts conversations with artists who work at the intersection of publishing and exhibition-making: through circulation, dissemination, spamming, dispersion, print, data, language, infection, fashion, networks, disturbance, myth, parasiting, and infiltration.


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Book, 160 pages, 2023

Edited by Adam Gibbons and Eva Wilson

Co-published with NERO Editions