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Tall Tale
Group Show

9 days to the ending

25 Apr - 30 May, 2024

Tall Tale

Statement:

Tehran-based Bavan Gallery is proud to present its fourth contemporary art exhibition at Dubai's Foundry. Titled Tall Tales.

The Tall Tale, a form of storytelling, is a fascinating exploration of narrative through exaggeration, distortion, and imagination.

Rooted in oral traditions and folklore, tall tales typically feature larger-than-life characters, improbable events, and extravagant details that stretch the boundaries of reality. These stories are often passed down through generations, evolving and growing more elaborate with each retelling.///

Beyond its traditional roots in literature and lore, the concept of the tall tale has also found a home in the world of visual arts, where artists harness its power to captivate viewers and challenge their perceptions of reality.

Through the use of exaggeration, distortion, and manipulation of visual elements such as perspective, composition, and colour, artists create immersive worlds that defy logic and reason. By blurring the line between fact and fiction, these artists invite audiences to suspend disbelief and enter into a realm of fantasy and wonder.

In this exhibition, this idea has been implemented as a powerful tool for artists to engage viewers in imaginative storytelling and challenge their perceptions of reality.

Through exaggeration, distortion, and manipulation of vision, perspective, composition and colour, artists have created worlds that defy logic and reason, inviting viewers to suspend disbelief and enter into a realm of fantasy and wonder.

They have used the tall tale as a means of challenging perceptions of reality and engaging viewers in playful narratives.

Artists

In this show

Elham Etemadi, Tendance, 2023, 0
2023 | Tendance

Elham Etemadi

190 × 160cm

Amir Farhad, The Warrior, 2022, 0
2022 | The Warrior

Amir Farhad

69 × 53cm

Soraya Sharghi, Bathing Virgin, 2022, 0
2022 | Bathing Virgin

Soraya Sharghi

64.77 × 49.53cm

Samaneh Motallebi, Self Portrait, Throat, 2024, 0
2024 | Self Portrait, Throat

Samaneh Motallebi

85 × 58cm

Morteza Ahmadvand, Untitled, 2024, 0
2024 | Untitled

Morteza Ahmadvand

192 × 150cm

Mehdi Hosseini, Untitled, 2022, 0
2022 | Untitled

Mehdi Hosseini

100 × 150cm

Mehdi Farhadian, Before Storm, 2023, 0
2023 | Before Storm

Mehdi Farhadian

150 × 200cm

Kamran Diba, Munching Toward (Friday, October 23, 2009), 2011, 0
2011 | Munching Toward (Friday, October 23, 2009)

Kamran Diba

164 × 132cm

Installation view

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