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Morad Montazami is our new guest blogger for the online magazine of Jeu de Paume. In Paris Petroleum, he suggests a documentary investigation on the theme of Art History as infrastructure and natural resource.


Morad Montazami is an art historian, a publisher and a curator. He works as a research-curator “Middle East and North Africa” for the Tate Modern (London). He published several essays on artists such as Jeremy Deller, Francis Alÿs, Zineb Sedira, Éric Baudelaire, Walid Raad, Latif al-Ani, Bahman Mohassess, Mohammed Melehi, Faouzi Laatiris… He also runs the journal Zamân (Textes, images et documents) as editor-in-chief and Zamân Books publishing as director, committed to explore transnational studies of Arab, Asian and African modernities. He was co-curator for “Unedited History : Iran 1960-2014”, Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris-MAXXI, Rome (2014-2015) ; as well as curator for “Volumes Fugitifs : Faouzi Laatiris et l’institut national des beaux-arts de Tétouan”, Musée Mohamed VI d’art moderne et contemporain in Rabat (2016).


This blog is translated from French into English by Jeremy Harrison.