Parents as Audience – An interview with Bita Razavi

Few weeks ago Finnish Art Agency met a rising star, video and photography artist Bita Razavi and had a nice talk about her ongoing projects and future plans. Bita Razavi’s latest work “Some Critique from Our Parents” will have a premiere on Mother’s Day, 10th of May in Lapinlahti former mental hospital at 12-15. This work can also be seen in a group exhibition New Narrative and Reader, opening in Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre in 5th of June. “Some Critique from Our Parents” consists of several interviews with artist’s parents where they discuss how they understand their children’s art and lifestyle. “Parents are usually the closest people and inevitable part of the artist’s audience, but sometimes it’s hard to find ways to communicate the art world for somebody who is not necessarily part of it” Razavi explains.

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Checkpoint Helsinki: Some Critique from Our Parents premiere 10.5.2015 Lapinlahti (Lapinlahdentie 1, Helsinki)

Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre: New Narrative and Reader 6.6.–29.8.2015 (Moss Street, Bury Lancashire BL9 0DR, England)

Razavi’s photo by Amanda Aho, Finnish Art Agency