The Brooklyn Rail Cover

The Brooklyn Rail Cover

Ali Banisadr in conversation with Phong Bui in the October 2018 issue

October 2018

Frieze Video "Ali Banisadr: The World Upside Down"

Frieze Video "Ali Banisadr: The World Upside Down"

October 15, 2018

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 

Ali Banisadr: Volume 2 Monograph

Ali Banisadr: Volume 2 Monograph

DAVID ANFAM, AZAREEN VAN DER VLIET OLOOMI, NEGAR AZIMI,PUBLISHED BY BLAINSOUTHERN, 236 PAGES

September 2018

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.

Format: hardcover 
Pages: 236
Size: 29.5 x 25.5 x 3 cm
Published: September 2018 by Blain|Southern

Current Solo Exhibition

Current Solo Exhibition

Ali Banisadr: "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.

Upcoming Group Exhibition

Upcoming Group Exhibition

"Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century", Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

November 16, 2018- April 28, 2019

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