Hovnanian’s Perfect Baby Showroom will be at the Dallas Art Fair on April 15, 16, and 17.
Opening May 6 Vita Vitale: Brings together contemporary artists from Austria, Canada, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Romania, Switzerland, UK, USA, Uzbekistan, and Azerbaijan — a presentation spanning the borders of language, cultural heritage, and geography — to raise awareness about our environment and the global transformation of the planet through human activity. Participating gallery artists include: Loris Cecchini and Aida Mahmudova.
Through June 26, 2015 NYU Abu Dhabi Institute 19 Washington Square North, New York City In this new series of drawings Hadieh Shafie explores the two-dimensional medium of paper and uses various techniques to activate the surface. Exploring new ways of image making through a form of reverse-collage, she repeatedly cuts the surface carving away layers of text and pigment.
Il Pane e le Rose (Bread and Roses) Through July 17, 2015 Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro MIlano, Italy With the exhibition "Bread and Roses" Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro reflects on the theme of EXPO 2015, highlighting the human need to feed not only the body but also the spirit. The exhibition will include works by Gianni Caravaggio, Loris Cecchini, Chiara Dynys, Pino Deodato and Giuseppina Giordano.
Accented, Curated by Murtaza Vali Through May 16, 2015 Maraya Art Centre Sharjah, UAE The exhibition’s theme originates in the premise that the ‘accent’ acts as an “enduring sign or figure of cultural difference in the age of globalisation”. ‘Accented’ approaches the accent as far more than a purely linguistic phenomenon. It examines how processes of intercultural translation extend well beyond the limits of language, into the realm of images, spaces, sounds, and smells, and into interior décor and fashion trends.
Islamic Art Now marks the first major installation of LACMA's collection of contemporary art of the Middle East. As the first of two-part program, this exhibition features approximately 25 works by artists from Iran and the Arab world, including Shirin Neshat, Farideh Lashai, Mitra Tabrizian among others.
Dust, Dialogue and Uncertainty is a group exhibition that gives form to a decade of inquiry by the Netherlands-based research platform slowLab, combining diverse facets of its ongoing investigations into the potentials of Slow knowledge in design thinking and practice. Julia Mandle presents Dirty Cookies a live artwork about reconnecting urban audiences with the stories and systems of dirt beneath our feet.
The current edition of the Festival, under the theme 'Art & Science', highlights Islamic art through a variety of significant art exhibitions, seminars and workshops organized by Directorate of Art. The exhibition will be held all over the Emirate of Sharjah, with a total number of 54 solo and group shows, from 26 countries.
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents the first U.S. museum retrospective of Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli. An opening celebration, featuring a 5pm talk with the artist, will be held on Tuesday, February 10 from 5 - 8pm. On view through June 7, the exhibition is free and open to the public.
For the 2014 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, Rachel Lee Hovnanian will present “Poor Teddy MB," a site-specific installation of 300 teddy bears, presented in the lobby of the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach: 1801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Photo credit: Anna Timerina
The Foundation d'enterprise Hermes presents: Ran Hwang: Becoming Again November 6, 2014 - January 31, 2015 Third Floor - Hermes 541 Orchard Roa, Liat Towers Singapore
Drawing on DePaul’s own collection, this exhibition surveys a wide range of political expression, from a Diego Rivera painting of the Mexican Revolution through John Wilson’s searing Down by the Riverside, a suite of etchings about slavery, and Gerda Meyer Bernstein’s powerful installation The Justice Chair.
Shiva Ahmadi - Lotus September 18 - January 10, 2014 Stony Brook University Jasmine Gallery Stony Brook, New York Ahmadi's work reflects on the subjects of social trauma and religious and economic corruption in Iran and surrounding region. It draws on her experience of the destruction and chaos wrought by the Iraq War (2003 - 2011).
An Exclusive Preview of Lotus, Shiva Ahmadi's New Video Installation
Asia Society Museum has invited the artist Shiva Ahmadi to create a new work as part of its ongoing In Focus series. For this exhibition, the artist will present Lotus, a new single-channel animation, commissioned by Asia Society and based on two traditional Buddhas from the Asia Society Museum Collection. This new work will be Ahmadi’s first significant animation to date and marks an important shift in her practice.
Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to announce The A.D.K. a film by Shoja Aari.
Leila Heller Gallery and Alan Istanbul are pleased to present Dolls by Kezban Arca Batibeki, on view May 22 - June 28, 2014 at Alan Istanbul - Istanbul, Turkey.
The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt NY Featuring works by Rachel Lee Hovnanian and Ran Hwang Through April 26
Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to announce the inclusion of Steven Naifeh's work, Uzbek Red I, in a silent auction benefitting Art in General's Spring Gala Honoring Visionaries Lisa Dennison and Phong Bui.
Launching on April 17th, a sale of works from Artsy’s online collection will be available to collect via THELINE.COM and Artsy.net. Featured work: Julia Mandle, Rising Tide (2012).
Artist in Exile: Creativity, Activism, and the Diasporic Experience Featuring Shiva Ahmadi, Shoja Azari, Pouran Jinchi and Hadieh Shafie. Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery/Sun Yat Sen Hall Through May 3 St. John's Univerity, Queens NY These artists' alternative perspectives address issues of innovation, displacement, and identity as tension and conflict, as well as the impact and challenges of mobility and migration on aesthetic experimentation and creative strategies.
A place where artists have the right to fail. Stories of Espai 10 and Espai 13 at the Fundació Joan Miró Featuring Ana Laura Aláez March 13 - May 25, 2014 Fundació Joan Miró Parc de Montjuic, Barcelona, Spain The exhibition, with Manuel Segade as its curator, is organised around seven thematic chapters that show and explain the links between different artistic generations and languages over the past four decades.
Amir H. Akhavan's 2008 gallery show depicting the "Persian Boy," a lover of Alexander the Great, caused a splash in the art world of Tehran. Now he has an upcoming series about soldiers, and works with Leila Heller gallery. "A soldier is a product of circumstances and not to be hated," he says. "It's about having compassion for all sides."
To commemorate the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy—and the resiliency of New York City’s arts community, which was hit especially hard by the storm—the Dedalus Foundation, the Brooklyn Rail, the Jamestown Charitable Foundation join with Industry City Associates to present a nearly 100,000 square-foot exhibition entitled Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1. Among over 200 hundred participant artists are those who were victims of Sandy and those who are showing in solidarity.
Mana Contemporary presents, in collaboration with Leila Heller Gallery, Shoja Azari's Magic of Light, a solo show on the first floor gallery by the internationally renowned artist and filmmaker. Among the works on view will be a groundbreaking four-piece series done in collaboration with painter Shahram Karimi titled Silence.
New paintings by Alexander Yulish are on view at CLOS Wine Bar, located at 64 Kenmare Street, NYC.
Farideh Lashai is one of the 72 artists exhibited at the Moscow Biennale. For the Fifth Moscow Biennale, the curator of the Main Project, Catherine de Zegher, has selected the title "Bolshe Sveta/More Light". It is an open-ended title which allows for many interpretations, promoting more enlightened conversation and action, developing new thinking through attention and reciprocity in the here and now.
Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to announce the participation of Ran Hwang to Path to Peace, a group exhibition curated by Elizabeth Marwell at the Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden.
Farideh Lashai allows bridging between Eastern concepts and Western art. While painting and visual arts are her main practices, lyricism is the reigning characteristic in her works. Her work is at once tender and brusque, indecipherable and calligraphic. This presentation shows four of her most recent works from 2010: Dear, dear! How queer is everything today; Gone down the rabbit hole; I come from the land of ideology; Keep your interior empty of food; that you mayest behold therein the light of interior – all four sound and projection animations on painting, modified for TV broadcasting.
We are pleased to announce that Shoja Azari is featured in the ikono On Air Festival. For the first time in TV history, ikono has launched an arts festival taking place exclusively on TV and live webstream. Until the 29th of September 2013, the ikono On Air Festival will air a daily program of over 200 international, both established and emerging video artists. The festival can be experienced through the HDTV channels ikonoTV and ikono MENASA, which currently reach over 30 countries worldwide, and is also available on all mobile devices including computers, tablets and smartphones.
Doris Duke’s Shangri La is the first exhibition to allow audiences, beyond visitors to the house, the opportunity to experience Shangri La’s distinctive blend of architecture, landscape and Islamic art. To achieve this purpose, 60 works of Islamic art are featured alongside architectural sketches, archival photographs, videos and large-scale color photographs of the estate. In addition, eight artists who have participated in Shangri La’s artist-in-residence program, including Ayad Alkadhi, have contributed new work to the exhibition.
Spectra at the San Diego State University Downtown Gallery explores the use of color as both element and subject in the work of ten artists from Los Angeles, New York and San Diego. Incorporating painting, sculpture, video, performance and sound-sculpture installation, the exhibition provides a broad array of chromatic experiences. Included in the exhibition are Hadieh Shafie, John Baldessari, Gisela Colon among others.
Architecture in Detail celebrates the aesthetics and achievement of the built human environment. This summer exhibition features works by Stuart David, Andreas Feininger, John Martin, Addison Mizner, Vik Muniz, and Firooz Zahedi, among others.
The Kidspace @ MASS MoCA Words & Images exhibition project FREEDOM features six world-renowned artists of Asian descent including Roger Shimomura, Ang Tsherin Sherpa, Ran Hwang, Gonkar Gyatso, Long-Bin Chen, and Xu Bing. Hwang, born in Korea, will show her meditative installations depicting caged and un-caged birds made from buttons.
Curated by Dina Nasser-Khadivi, and supported and produced by YARAT, Love Me, Love Me Not is an unprecedented exhibition of contemporary art from Azerbaijan and its neighbours, featuring recent work by 17 artists from Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkey, Russia, and Georgia, will be on view during the 55th International Art Exhibition- la Biennale di Venezia, from June 1 until November 24, 2013, at Tesa 100, Arsenale Nord.
Collaboration of Library Street Collective, Detroit MI and Benetton, Venice, Italy.
The Jameel Prize, inaugurated in 2009, is an international art prize for contemporary artists and designers inspired by Islamic traditions of art, craft and design. The initiative was launched by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) to explore the cultural dialogue between the Islamic artistic tradition and contemporary practice, and to contribute to a broader debate about Islamic culture.
Detached, dysfunctional, dystopian, and disturbing are some of the adjectives which spring to mind while considering the oeuvre produced by Iranian-British artist Mitra Tabrizian over the last 25 years. Tabrizian is best known for her large-scale, orchestrated photographs of people, which inevitably means parallels are drawn with Jeff Wall, one of the contemporary art world's best known photographers.
St. John’s University is honored to present Sublime Porte: Art and Contemporary Turkey, an exhibition which features a broad range of contemporary works by a select group of emerging and internationally acclaimed artists whose works respond to Turkey’s rich cultural diversity. The exhibition addresses issues of race, gender, sexuality, religion and politics as well as broader arguments concerning art, culture and globalization.
Transparencies brings together a group of international contemporary artists whose work explores glass as both medium and a subject matter. Each ceases contemporary art that connects with the history of glasswork, from luxury objects such as chandeliers and mirrors to household items like drinking vessels and light bulbs.
Over the course of a millennium, blue-and-white porcelain has become one of the most recognized types of ceramic production worldwide. With roots in the Islamic world and Asia, and strong presence in Europe and the Americas, various cultures adapted blue-and-white, from the Willow pattern to isznik. Taking inspiration from global blue-and-white traditions, today’s artists continue the story, creating works that speak to contemporary ideas.