Paadmaan (meaning ‘safeguard’ in Farsi) is an independent artist run platform with an interdisciplinary approach, working primarily between Tehran, Toronto, and the Internet. Through a variety of programming, Paadmaan seeks to expand on existing discourses surrounding interdisciplinary art within various Iranian communities and to fuse them in responding directly to their input, transforming into output.
The development of a positive shared community identity and self-empowerment go hand-in-hand. Paadmaan aims to promote these by focusing on research, dialogue and presentation to assist in contemporary art discourse.
Keywords: contemporary art, interdisciplinary art, art platform, Iranian art, community, art as research, art beyond borders.