Micro-macro is the first exhibition to bring together the work of two acclaimed New-York based painters, Andrew Sendor and Ali Banisadr. This seemingly unexpected pairing - juxtaposing small-scale, photo-realistic paintings by Sendor, with large-scale, predominately abstract paintings by Banisadr - explores the natural kinship found in the work of these two 'pure painters'. Despite their obvious stylistic difference, common to both is the painterly process, as well as influences, ideas, and themes fundamental to both bodies of work - the constructed narrative; the imagination; the theatrical; and the history of art.
Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century is a sweeping survey of contemporary art from around the world that weaves together images of the physical world, memories, emotions, and the virtual world. Works from thirty-six international artists dramatically suggest the powerful, exciting, and destabilizing effects of 21st-century forces such as globalism, mass migration, radical ideologies, and the rapid expansion of technology.
With his first German solo show at Blain|Southern Berlin open until 17 November, the New York-based artist discusses using drawings to make sense of his intense childhood in Iran and sound being a guiding force
A major new publication accompanies Ali Banisadr's first exhibition in Germany, The World Upside Down. 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.
Size: 29.5 x 25.5 x 3 cm
Published: September 2018 by Blain|Southern