Surviving icons issue, Zamân 4 takes us through a dystopic pantheon of mythological, religious and scientific figures inherited from modern Orientalism. As well as an unpublished interview with Michel Foucault (Iran, 1979) and a neo-primitivist poem by Sohrab Sepehri, the issue features the fate of the colonized Aztecs and the Shiraz-Persepolis Festival of Arts. What do Manet’s icons have in common with Jordi Colomer’s? Providing answers in the form of a puzzle.