SAMIRA SHAKERI | SHAME

29octAll Day05novSAMIRA SHAKERI | SHAME

Event Details

Dastan’s Basement presents “Shame”, a solo presentation of works by Samira Shakeri, opening Friday, October 29, 2021. “Shame” will be on view through Friday, November 5. Samira Shakeri (b. 1983, Tehran) lives and works in Tehran. Since graduating in Painting (2008) from Tehran’s University of Art, she has participated in many group exhibitions inside and outside Iran. “Shame” is her first solo exhibition at Dastan’s Basement.

In “Shame”, Shakeri returns to more-or-less familiar images springing out the Revolution of 1979. From stamps to money, from city walls to schoolbooks, these images have formed part of the visual memory of the Iranian society. In this return to archival visual material, she comes upon a prevailing feeling – shame. This is a shame imbued with rage, coming from a sense of loss of individual or collective ideals. Shakeri sees this rage as a rebellion against the self.

In “Shame”, the artist’s approach to image construction is balanced on two connected but separate planes. Her drawings with pen and ink are direct, to-the-point, and straightforward. Her paintings on various media on fiber are made of multiple layers of paint with slow execution. To her, the drawings are closer to her intention while the complexity of painting on fiber offers a choice of tampering with the final image.


Samira Shakeri, Shame, installation view. Courtesy of Dastan Gallery

more

Time

October 29 (Friday) - November 5 (Friday)

Location

Dastan’s Basement

#6 Bidar, Fereshte St., Tehran, Iran

Organizer

Dastan’s Basement

#6 Bidar, Fereshte St., Tehran, Iran

Learn More

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

selections-arts-logo

SELECTIONS is a platform for the arts, focusing on the Arab World.

Selections editorial presents a quarterly print magazine and weekly online publication with high quality content on all subjects related to Art and Culture. Full of world-leading artworks, exquisite brand imagery, original creative illustrations and insightful written articles.
Selections Viewing Rooms presents carefully curated online art shows aiming not only to shed light on contemporary art executed by living artists, but also for viewers to buy contemporary fine art, prints & multiples, photography, street art and collectibles.
Discover the previous and current shows here.
Cultural Narratives foundation is an extensive collection that is travelling the world by leading established and emerging talents aiming to reflect the culture of the region in their works.

RANDOM READS

‘I Care’ Campaign by The Royal Commission For Alula

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has initiated an inclusive heritage conservation campaign, titled I Care, aimed at enhancing public understanding, awareness, and commitment to safeguarding and uplifting AlUla’s ancient history. Launched on February 1, the campaign emphasises RCU’s ongoing…

‘No Title’ by Fadi Yazigi at Galerie Tanit Beirut

Galerie Tanit Beirut presents ‘No Title’ by Fadi Yazigi taking place from January 10, 2024 – February 16, 2024. Spanning various mediums, including paintings, sculptures, and reliefs, Fadi Yazigi’s artworks share a thematic cohesion, predominantly centred on everyday life in…

The Custodian: Samia Halaby

Dr. Ramzi Dalloul enjoyed a serious attitude towards collecting. At a time when he began focussing more heavily on Arab artists, I had the pleasure of enjoying his special personality. Our relationship as collector and artist was smoothed by traits…

Artistic Unity: Art in the UAE. Tabari Artspace interview with Maliha Tabari

This article appeared in The Artistic Unity Issue #67 that was dedicated to the art scene in the UAE in which we unravel the threads of unity by exploring the perspectives of various stakeholders within the UAE’s art community. Through…

‘The Passion of Colours’ by Leyla Nabbout Wakim at Beit Beirut

‘The Passion of Colours’ a solo show by Leyla Nabbout Wakim opens at Beit Beirut on the 4th of January and is on until the 9th. Curated by Kalim Bechara and Randa Sadaka the show’s exclusive representation is the Kalim…

Art Dubai 17th Edition Programs and Partnerships

Art Dubai unveils its 17th edition, running from March 1 to 3, 2024, at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, with previews on February 28 and 29. The event will feature: new commissioned performances exploring themes of healing and hope, the Global Art…

february 2024

24oct(oct 24)09:0017feb(feb 17)09:00Growing Kopi, Drinking Qahwa; Stories of Coffee in Qatar and Indonesia

26oct(oct 26)09:0005mar(mar 5)09:00'MEHDI MOUTASHAR: INTROSPECTION AS RESISTANCE'

10nov09:0010mar09:00Armenia Contemplating the sacred