Upcoming Solo Exhibition

Upcoming Solo Exhibition

"The World Upside Down" Blain|Southern Berlin

September 28, 2018 - November 17, 2018

Ali Banisadr presents two comprehensive bodies of work for his first solo exhibition in Germany, The World Upside Down.In this title the artist references philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin and his concept of carnival as a subversive event that inverts structures of power.

In 12 new paintings Banisadr employs the order of theatrical and social archetypes and distorts them to create a carnivalesque disruption. 12 new works on paper, the largest ever produced by the artist, introduce an entirely new, almost three dimensional style.

A major new publication accompanies this exhibition. Ali Banisadr Volume 2 is a continuation of Ali Banisadr, One Hundred and Twenty-Five Paintings (2015). The new volume includes every painting since 2015, as well as all works on paper. Together they form the artist’s first Catalogue Raisonne. The new book includes a text by novelist Azareen van der Vliet Oloomi, an essay by art historian Dr David Anfam and an interview with art critic Negar Azimi.

Current Group Exhibition

Current Group Exhibition

"Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century", The Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN, travels to Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

June 22-September 16, 2018

Current Group Exhibition

Current Group Exhibition

ACQUISITIONS RÉCENTES DU CABINET D'ART GRAPHIQUE, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

May 30-September 3/2018

New Publication

New Publication

CHAOS AND AWE: PAINTING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (MIT PRESS)

March 2018

MARK W. SCALA, MEDIA FARZIN, SIMON MORLEY

Copublished with the Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN

 

New Publication

New Publication

The Artist Project: What Artists See When They Look at Art

October, 2017

FOREWORD BY THOMAS P. CAMPBELL INTRODUCTION BY CHRISTOPHER NOEY, THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, PHAIDON

Bloomberg Documentary on Ali Banisadr

Bloomberg Documentary on Ali Banisadr

Brilliant Ideas

March 2016

The Artist Project at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Artist Project at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ali Banisadr on Hieronymus Bosch's The Adoration of the Magi

March 2016