Contributors: BITA FAYYAZI
Acquired by Luciano Benetton, a profound reflection
on the inevitability of destiny.
KISMET BY BITA FAYYAZI
INSTALLED AT FABRICA
Ponzano, 13 February 2007. The force of destiny, the inescapable forger of the future; this is the theme of Iranian artist Bita Fayyazi’s Kismet installation which Luciano Benetton has purchased. It will be permanently displayed at Fabrica, Benetton Group’s communication research centre. Bita Fayyazi herself will today present the installation to Luciano Benetton.
Kismet (the word means “fate” in Persian) is a group of golden, suspended new-born babies which, as Bita Fayyazi says, “dissociate from the reality in which they find themselves. Loosing their apparent form and solidity, spinning cocoons, contemplating their world as an impregnable castle. They realize their destiny”. Because destiny reserves a day for all of us, each and every one.
Formerly shown at the 51st International Biennale of Venice in 2005, the work is now at Fabrica in the corridor between the neo-Palladian villa and Tadao Ando’s new building: a symbolic passage between the old and the new, past and future. Between the Western world and Oriental culture, which the Benetton Group, and its president in particular, has always observed with great interest.
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