Sina Choopani | "Aftermath": Dastan's Basement
A solo presentation of works by Sina Choopani at Dastan's Basement.
Dastan presents "Aftermath", a solo exhibition of works by Sina Choopani and his fifth with the Dastan's Basement. "Aftermath" opens on Friday November 12, 2021 and shall be on view through Friday 26 November.
Sina Choopani (born 1990, Sari, Iran) studied sculpture at the University of Tehran. His works are characterized by experimentation with various materials, employment of familiar images, and use of ready-made objects. The works of "The Aftermath" belong to two collections from two periods. A collection of silk prints on paper (2017) and another one on fabric (2021). The artist's intention in choosing works from these two series is to review "what happened to human beings and our globe over this period in time." "We are waiting," the artist maintains, "for the Aftermath" of the events that now seem to have come to an end. The Installation of the exhibition resonates the overall idea: the main walls of Dastan's Basement are filled with the works of the 2017 collection, and the single work of 2021, which is printed on a loose fabric, hangs in front of them and between two columns. It seems that these two series are checking each other out while the audience fills the empty space between the two with his/her presence.