Siyâvash's Teardrop

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Siyâvash's Teardrop

Shabahang Tayyari - Solo Show

7 days to the ending

15 Dec - 29 Jan, 2022

I start with black, Indian red and jade green, and continue with blue. I finish with beige or goose-head green. Slowly, as I get closer to the final stages, I start to obsess over whether I have adequately defined the borders of each color or not; whether I have used each as independently as possible. I would not like any color to hold a grudge against me. My job is to distinguish and delineate. I would like the black fritillaria imperialis, or the inverted tulips as they are called in Iran, to know that I know that it does not fancy being with spotted pinks. I would like no fire to devour the flames of another fire. I would like all of us to burn in the fire that we started ourselves. Even in hell we must start our own fire./// But the wave wishes to sprawl over the fire. It knows that it can win the fight. I accommodate the wave somewhere in the midst of the flames, without causing the fire offence. They fill in for each other’s voids. I fill in the empty spots. I would like no open question remaining. Each shape and every form are independent and informed in their territory. None feel superior to others; except the fritillaria imperialis, who has every right to. It has sacrificed its life. These colors and borders are all a celebration, a feast for the tulips, for their turning upside down. The stigmas are jewels, tears and pearls; black pearls. Those sweethearts who only appear in tales of sailors are impossible to touch, they are mere legends. But our story of the fritillaria imperialis is entirely different from the tales of sailors with all of their treasures, talismans, and curses. Our fritillaria imperialis is solid. Much like the Arch of Ctesiphon, it has sustained injuries but it does not fall. Our tulip, if burned in flames, will be reborn like a phoenix. The phoenix will turn upside down for freedom, falling down on itself and its blood, and grow from its ashes and fire; again, and forever. It flows into the field and the desert; blood does not fade into the earth; nor will fire disappear into the land. It will be reborn. It will harness life. It will vitalize youth. It will never end, this cycle. Text by Shabahang Tayyari Translated by Ashkan Zahraei Note: In Persian mythological history and folklore, it is believed that the fritillaria imperialis was once an upright lily, but once it witnessed the murder of the legendary Persian prince Siyavosh, it bowed its head to respectfully weep for the martyrdom of the innocent hero.

- Address: 47 bis Rue Ramponeau | Paris | France - Photo Installation by Margot Montigny

In this show

Shabahang Tayyari, An angelless arc. Digital Video Disc contains 342 MB of puppies jpg taken by their owners in front of Notre Dame entrance. , 2021, 0
2021 | An angelless arc. Digital Video Disc contains 342 MB of puppies jpg taken by their owners in front of Notre Dame entrance.

Shabahang Tayyari

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Shabahang Tayyari, Two upside down fallen tulips and one black pearl. Digital Video Disc contains 47 MB of 1087 pieces of notes, 4 KB each, all the same. The note is part of a poem by Mahmoud Darwish and a jpg file picture of the poet in his youth., 2021, 0
2021 | Two upside down fallen tulips and one black pearl. Digital Video Disc contains 47 MB of 1087 pieces of notes, 4 KB each, all the same. The note is part of a poem by Mahmoud Darwish and a jpg file picture of the poet in his youth.

Shabahang Tayyari

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Shabahang Tayyari, Black and yellow pearl as velvet tulips stigmas. Digital Video Disc contains 360 MB of a video recorded by my friend England showing a cathedral burning to the ground. , 2021, 0
2021 | Black and yellow pearl as velvet tulips stigmas. Digital Video Disc contains 360 MB of a video recorded by my friend England showing a cathedral burning to the ground.

Shabahang Tayyari

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Shabahang Tayyari, Dark red triple tulips with angelless tall arch. Digital Video Disc contains 360 MB of the artist's soul. , 2021, 0
2021 | Dark red triple tulips with angelless tall arch. Digital Video Disc contains 360 MB of the artist's soul.

Shabahang Tayyari

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Shabahang Tayyari, Black Pearl Sunrise. Digital Video Disc contains 630 MB of my High School photos all jpg and private information about the life of my math teacher and his wife. , 2021, 0
2021 | Black Pearl Sunrise. Digital Video Disc contains 630 MB of my High School photos all jpg and private information about the life of my math teacher and his wife.

Shabahang Tayyari

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Shabahang Tayyari, Red tulips with two black pearls and an upside down purple tulips with a yellow stigma. Digital Video Disc contains 11 MB a single PDF file. Titled An introduction to geometry and love. , 2021, 0
2021 | Red tulips with two black pearls and an upside down purple tulips with a yellow stigma. Digital Video Disc contains 11 MB a single PDF file. Titled An introduction to geometry and love.

Shabahang Tayyari

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Shabahang Tayyari, Black tulip with three black pearls and one blue stigma. Digital Video Disc contains 17MB of three jpg files in three different folders. One folder is titled personal and contains a picture of the artist breast feeding by his mother in 1988. Second folder is titled unknown and contains a picture of Arif of Qazvin, an Iranian Poet. The third folder is titled BABA and contains a picture of the artist and his father in Khalkhal jungles where the artist was born in 1987. , 2021, 0
2021 | Black tulip with three black pearls and one blue stigma. Digital Video Disc contains 17MB of three jpg files in three different folders. One folder is titled personal and contains a picture of the artist breast feeding by his mother in 1988. Second folder is titled unknown and contains a picture of Arif of Qazvin, an Iranian Poet. The third folder is titled BABA and contains a picture of the artist and his father in Khalkhal jungles where the artist was born in 1987.

Shabahang Tayyari

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Shabahang Tayyari, A black tulip and a black pearl beside a lying down tulip with three black stigmas. Digital Video Disc contains an image of the artist sitting down in his studio thinking about the past he was not even born, thinking about the future when he is not gonna exist.  , 2021, 0
2021 | A black tulip and a black pearl beside a lying down tulip with three black stigmas. Digital Video Disc contains an image of the artist sitting down in his studio thinking about the past he was not even born, thinking about the future when he is not gonna exist.

Shabahang Tayyari

31 × 41cm

Shabahang Tayyari, An upside down tulip with black pearl and the pearl's grey shadow. Digital Video Disc contains hundreds of pictures taken from a cathedral entrance arch on fire and the reflection of flames on the cathedral's rose windows. , 2021, 0
2021 | An upside down tulip with black pearl and the pearl's grey shadow. Digital Video Disc contains hundreds of pictures taken from a cathedral entrance arch on fire and the reflection of flames on the cathedral's rose windows.

Shabahang Tayyari

31 × 41cm

Shabahang Tayyari, Dark Sunrise. Digital Video Disc contains 720 MB of a video file showing the artist digging a hole at Loot desert in 2018., 2021, 0
2021 | Dark Sunrise. Digital Video Disc contains 720 MB of a video file showing the artist digging a hole at Loot desert in 2018.

Shabahang Tayyari

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Shabahang Tayyari, A red tulip with three black pearls. Digital Video Disc contains 18 MB of a single video file and a jpg photo. Video showing burning oil on the surface of the sea. Video is recorded by a local fisherman in the south of Iran. The jpg file is a picture of the artist's close friend. , 2021, 0
2021 | A red tulip with three black pearls. Digital Video Disc contains 18 MB of a single video file and a jpg photo. Video showing burning oil on the surface of the sea. Video is recorded by a local fisherman in the south of Iran. The jpg file is a picture of the artist's close friend.

Shabahang Tayyari

31 × 41cm

Shabahang Tayyari, A black tulip with a blue pearl and a grey tulip with three stigmas. Digital Video Disc contains 2 MB a single jpg file. The picture shows the artist picking raspberries and showing the photographer a red bloody hand. Title of the photo is greatfulshabahangpickingtheraspberries.jpg , 2021, 0
2021 | A black tulip with a blue pearl and a grey tulip with three stigmas. Digital Video Disc contains 2 MB a single jpg file. The picture shows the artist picking raspberries and showing the photographer a red bloody hand. Title of the photo is greatfulshabahangpickingtheraspberries.jpg

Shabahang Tayyari

31 × 41cm

Shabahang Tayyari, Two identical grey tulips with six pearls as stigmas. Digital Video Disc contains 37 KB of a note file. It is a four pages of an Iranian fisherman's diary in 1991 at Persian gulf explaining how the bombs scared the fishes away and they couldn't catch any that day. , 2021, 0
2021 | Two identical grey tulips with six pearls as stigmas. Digital Video Disc contains 37 KB of a note file. It is a four pages of an Iranian fisherman's diary in 1991 at Persian gulf explaining how the bombs scared the fishes away and they couldn't catch any that day.

Shabahang Tayyari

31 × 41cm

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