Mamali Shafahi and Mimi Amini | "The Underworld and its Emergent Effects": Dastan's Basement
Dastan’s Basement is pleased to announce the opening of Mamali Shafahi and Mimi Amini’s installation exhibition “The Underworld and its Emergent Effects” on May 27, 2016. The exhibition will be open for public viewing through June 11. Mamali Shafahi’s work has been featured in Dastan several times and this is Mimi Amini’s first show at Dastan’s Basement. “The Underworld and its Emergent Effects” is the first show of “Conversation” series, a collaborative art project. In this show, he and Mimi Amini have worked together on a conversation-style experience in art-making. Using fragmented pieces of Mimi’s paintings, Mamali’s set and light design, and other various materials, the artists show a work-in-progress-style depiction of the “atelier”, focusing on both the process and the experience. The “unfinished” space and work induce an alternative experience of observation to the viewer through the use of lights and atmosphere. Using a figure in the space as another “object” or an “objectified presence”, the show becomes an improvised experiment in the gallery, now turned into a studio.