New York Magazine
11. See Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran
Still on the ’gram. woollymammoth.net, through April 18.
The Javaad Alipoor Company’s adrenalizing online show slipstreams through a form that’s part tone poem about the Anthropocene, part cautionary history lesson, unrolling via video link and in the show’s Instagram feed. Its wild sense of motion stems from the way Alipoor and co-creator Kirsty Housley exploit Instagram’s “downwards” movement: First the show describes a (real) 2015 car crash in Iran, then the stories of the materialistic young people who died there, and then it plunges deeper, until it’s describing the archaeological record itself.