A collaborative project by Bita Fayyazi | "The Dinosaur Lost her Bearings": Dastan:Outside
A project by Bita Fayyazi in collaboration with Raana Dehghan, Farbod Elkaee, Nariman Farrokhi, Afshin Sadipour, Sepideh Sakhaie, and Sepideh Zamani at Dastan:Outside(College).
Dastan presents a site-specific project by Bita Fayyazi in collaboration with Raana Dehghan, Farbod Elkaee, Nariman Farrokhi, Afshin Sadipour, Sepideh Sakhaie, and Sepideh Zamani, titled “The Dinosaur Lost Her Bearings” at Dastan:Outside/College. This exhibition will open on Friday, 18 December, 2020 –with a preview on Thursday, December 17, and will be on display for public viewing until January 15. Featuring a large-scale installation, this presentation includes a number of ceramic, porcelain, and plaster sculptures and a video screening of the first animated cartoon of a dinosaur, titled “Gertie the Dinosaur”, created by Winsor McCay in 1914.
Bita Fayyazi (b. 1962, Tehran) currently lives and works in Tehran. Her multifarious practice incorporates a wide range of media from sculpture to drawing, installation and performance . Ever since she began her artistic practice in mid-1990s, she has been known for her process-oriented collaborations and public art installations that transcend using a single medium and move towards multidimensional works. In addition to running independent public art and collaborative projects, Bita Fayyazi has also participated in many renowned international artistic events. Her works have been featured in the Iranian Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005 and have been exhibited at Espace Louis Vuitton (Paris, 2008 and 2010), the Museum of Modern Art, (Freiburg, 2007) and the Pergamon Museum (Berlin, 2008), among others.
“Dastan:Outside Projects” hosts a series of curated pop-up exhibitions located outside the gallery’s main exhibition spaces (i.e. Dastan’s Basement and Dastan+2), including shows at V-Gallery, Shirin Confectionary, and The Electric Room. The program aims to extend the scope of the gallery outside of its regular venues, featuring exhibitions that mostly involve experimental and non-traditional formats of exhibiting art. Bita Fayyazi’s collaborative project, “The Dinosaur Lost Her Bearings”, a Dastan:Outside project, has been formed during autumn 2020 in an old house located at the intersection of College (Now Hafez) and Bamshad in Tehran.