Venice - National Participation

Iran 2017

Palazzo Donà Dalle Rose

13 May 201726 Nov 2017

Tehran born artist Bizhan Bassiri, has been chosen by
Majid Mollanoroozy, Commissioner and Curator of the Iranian Pavilion, to represent Iran at the 57th Venice Biennale.

Tapesh, The Golden Reserve of Magmatic Thought, on view at Palazzo Donà Dalle Rose, is a polyphonic composition, a symbolic deposit of works illustrating, through the diversified forms of its art, a unique concept: the Magmatic Thought of the artist is like a volcano that, in its catastrophic activities, provokes the transformation of matter. Bassiri creates plastic, poetic inventions combining Iranian and European tradition, mythologies with contemporary issues.

Project and Legal Manager Chiara Modìca Donà dalle Rose

Graphic Design Franco Mancinelli

With the support of Ministry of Cultural and Islamic Guidance of Islamic Republic of Iran

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Abadan Museum of Contemporary Art

Arvand Free Zone Organization

Cultural Heritage of Khuzestan

WISH – World International Sicilian Heritage | BIAS

Fondazione Volume

Brosel srl. | Law Office Politeama | legalit | Alfa Production srl

  • Iran Pavilion, Exhibition view, 2017 Iran Pavilion, Exhibition view, 2017

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Special Events

Destination: Venice
Where: Palazzo Donà Dalle Rose
Type: Opening
Admission: By Invitation Only


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