Farah Ossouli, My Bird, Your Cage, 2009, Gouche on Paperboard, 75 x 75 cm, Courtesy of Farah Ossouli and Dastan’s Basement
Dastan Gallery features an extensive and multi-dimensional program, focusing on exhibitions, events and publications on Iranian contemporary and modern art. Dastan’s program includes Dastan’s Basement, Dastan+2 and Dastan:Outside.
Dastan Gallery’s original space, Dastan’s Basement, was established in 2012 in Tehran, Iran. The Basement is dedicated to exhibiting Iranian art with a focus on emerging and experimental art. In October 2015, Dastan opened Dastan+2, a new gallery within walking distance of the Basement to showcase works by established Iranian artists and masters.
Dastan has continuously hosted pop-up curated exhibitions under the title Dastan:Outside. The program features exhibitions that are usually site-specific and mostly involve experimental and non-traditional formats of exhibiting art. Dastan:Outside’s newest temporary space, Electric Room, which was opened in June 2017 in downtown Tehran, focuses on showcasing short-term experimental projects and occasional single-piece exhibits.
Ali Akbar Sadeghi
Mohammad Hossein Gholamzadeh
Nima Zaare Nahandi
Mohammad Reza Yazdi