Dastan is pleased to participate in Condo Unit Athens 2019 at The Breeder with a selection of works from Fereydoun Ave’s “The Fig and the Fig Leaf” (2008), “The Bitterness of Old Age/Syros Summer” (2019), as well as revisited limited-edition three-dimensional works from “Principle Characters from the Book of Kings” (1998). The exhibition opens on September 12, 2019 and continuous through September 28. This is Dastan’s second participation at Condo Unit Athens.
Fereydoun Ave (b. 1945, Tehran, Iran) is one of the most influential individuals in Iranian contemporary art and his prolific efforts have taken diverse aspects. He received his BA in Applied Arts for Theatre from Arizona State University, studied film at New York University, and studied at the University of Seven Seas (aka Semester at Sea). During his career, which spans over five decades, he has successfully taken many different roles including artist, designer, art director, collector, curator, gallerist and art patron. His artworks have been featured in many solo exhibitions along with hundreds of group shows in galleries and museums all around the world. As well as being purchased by many notable private collectors, Ave’s work has been acquired by prestigious art institutions including The British Museum in London, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Los Angles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Cy Twombly Foundation and and Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMOCA).
Condo Unit Athens 2019 Press Release
We are pleased to announce the second edition of Condo Unit Athens from the 12th to the 28th of September 2019.
Condo takes its name from ‘condominium’ and is a large-scale collaborative exhibition of international galleries. Host galleries share their spaces with visiting galleries either by co-curating an exhibition together, or dividing their galleries and allocating spaces. The initiative encourages the evaluation of existing models, pooling resources and acting communally to propose an environment that is more conducive for experimental gallery exhibitions to take place internationally. Condo is not-for-profit and participating galleries share the costs.
Vanessa Carlos (Carlos/Ishikawa) started the project in London in 2016 with the aim of developing Condo in five regions: Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and North America. Since then Condo has taken place 4 times in London, 3 times in New York, 2 in Shanghai and one in Mexico. In 2018 a more concentrated version of Condo called Condo Unit was also launched, where a smaller group of galleries were hosted in a single venue. The first Condo Unit took place in São Paulo at Galeria Jaqueline Martins and the second in Athens at The Breeder in 2018. You can find information on previous editions of Condo here
In September 2019 Condo Unit returns to Athens and is organised by The Breeder who will host the following galleries:
will be hosted at Hot Wheels Projects (41 Patission str (28th October) Athens).
Opening 12 September 2019, 6-9pm
Exhibition open until 28 September 2019
The Breeder, 45 Iasonos, Athens & Hot Wheels Projects, 41 Patission str, Athens