Iran

Iran is an ongoing series of one of a kind pieces in which Wagenknecht creates a dynamic collaboration with the Nashravaran Journalistic Institute. This branch of the Iranian government manually processes and censors incoming mail in order to follow the government controlled censorship laws around international magazines and books.

Every month for the last year, Wagenknecht sends three unedited Western womens magazines to contacts in the country who have agreed to collaborate under terms of anonymity. The process takes approximately three months for the envelope to be received from Central Europe.

The black ink or in some cases white, is the documentation of the process. No pages “disappear”, but the evidence of interference and the end collaboration between artist and state remains.

Detail: Overview of Magazine prior to being sent to contact in Tehran, April 2015

Detail: Overview of Magazine prior to being sent to contact in Tehran, April 2015

Vogue Feb 2015, A4 editorial campaign. Unique

Vogue Feb 2015, A4 editorial campaign. Unique

W Magazine, January 2015, Unique.

W Magazine, January 2015, Unique.