Kiarash Alimi | "Mars Over the Lake": Dastan:Outside

27 September - 7 October 2019 Dastan:Outside

A solo presentation of works by Kiarash Alimi

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Press release

Dastan is pleased to announce "Mars over the Lake", a presentation of works by Kiarash Alimi at the former venue of Electric Room. The show will be open to public viewing from September 27 to October 7, 2019. The presentation consists of 17 works on paper, a work on canvas and a piece of woven fabric. This is the second solo exhibition of works by Kiarash Alimi at Dastan and is an introductory of his new series.

Kiarash Alimi (b. 1985, Tehran) is a graduate of Tehran School of Visual Arts with a degree in Painting. He lives and works in Tehran.





Whatever the mind came across, it broke it down into a hundred pieces. Placed the pieces apart, sat and watched, and reconstrued itself from amongst the partitions.

It gradually became seasoned and worldly; it left its cocoon and joined the world. As it marched on, the mind saw itself a misfit for the world, realizing that the partitions and breaks are to blame. 

To fit, it had to venture back to the days before the split, to the days of the image when everything is tangled and mingled. To the days when there is no will to part, the swatches in patchwork drain in one another, and the categorical boundaries in flags are obliterate through repetition.


Kiarash Alimi, September 2019