Dadbeh Bassir, in the exhibition:
Giving Yesterday a Tomorrow …
Iran: Architecture and Art
Opening at IFA-Galerie Stuttgart
Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (IFA)
Charlottenplatz 17, D-70173 Stuttgart
Opening 22nd April- 3rd July 2016
Excerpts from Curators note, for more info: http://www.ifa.de/en/visual-
Since 2007 he has held the position of artistic director at Omran Falat Civil Eng Co, in charge of documenting and recording activities of this company in different parts of the country.
Since 200 7 , he has been a member of “Institute for Promotion of Visual Arts” in Iran as well as “ Iran Authors, Journalists and Artists Support Credit Found”.
The Iranian contribution to the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale looked at different moments (and buildings) during processes of modernisation in Iran in the last century, when a process of the recreation and reinterpretation of historical heritage was initiated. The photos and videos by Mehraneh Atashi and Dadbeh Bassir and the collages and installation by Mona Hakimi- Schüler explore traditional technologies, old legends and Persian poetry, looking at their significance in today’s social and political contexts and reflecting the transformation of traditional norms in a rapidly changing world. Both Iranian architecture and these artistic positions question seemingly binary categories of past and present, tradition and modernity, seeking to combine them and make them productive for the future.