What does it mean to be an artist in Iran today? And how did contemporary art in Iran and the art scene in Tehran evolve? In the book Stimmen aus Teheran. Interviews zur zeitgenössischen Kunst im Iran (Voices from Tehran. Interviews on Contemporary Art in Iran, Edition Faust 2017), over the course of eighteen interviews, artists and theorists, curators and gallerists in Tehran speak about their work and the conditions of art production, adding to a particular narrative on contemporary art in Iran. They shed light on artistic approaches, on modes of operation in the art field, discuss their own art, and show how the socio-political environment in Iran influences local artistic work.