''Amid a Gloomy Economic Forecast and Simmering Political Tensions, Art Dubai Tries to Find Stability''

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artnet has recently published a review on Art Dubai 2019 in which Dastan's Basement has a booth. Click here to read it in full.

 

From the article: '"The sculpture is impossible to miss. At this year's edition of Art Dubai, right at the front entrance to the booth of the Tehran-based gallery Dastan's Basement, there is a work by Mohammad Hossein Gholamzadeh titled Farewell to Proserpina (2019). It depicts a man grasping a large orange weight, and is inspired by Gian Lorenzo Bernini's 16th-century sculpture Rape of Proserpina.

 "He's trying with all his might to hold this heavy load-a bit like our situation now," the owner of Dastan's Basement, Hormoz Hematian, told artnet News. "This work is indicative of the rough terrain that we are in-of Iran and the wider region.""

March 22, 2019