Assar Art Gallery at Contemporary Istanbul 2013


7-10 November, 2013

Stand LK105, Lutfi Kirdar Rumeli
Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICEC)

Assar Art Gallery announces its participation in the 8th edition of Contemporary Istanbul with works of five of its artists: Samira Alikhanzadeh, Mohammad Ghazali, Reza Lavassani, Babak Roshaninejad and Mojtaba Tajik. 
The exhibiting works include Samira Alikhanzadeh’s latest artwork from her renowned Persian Carpet series, seven photographs from Mohammad Ghazlai’s never exhibited Closed Doors, Sleeping Eyes series, an installation of Reza Lavasani’s worldly known papier-mâché sculptures, an oil triptych by Babak Roshaninejad and two works from Mojtaba Tajik’s most reputable Shoe Box series. 

Contemporary Istanbul is the leading international art fair in Turkey that brings both local and international focus to the dynamic art scene in Turkey's vibrant metropolis every November. One of the highlights of the 2013 edition of CI is Hermann Nitsch’s 66th Painting Performance, "Malakt", taking place during the fair. Hermann Nitsch is one of the founders of Vienna Actionism. 

The new addition to the fair, Plug-In, is dedicated to video art and new media. 

The New Horizons section that had previously featured contemporary art from Syria, Iran, the Gulf and Central and Eastern Europe, this year focuses on Russia.

Moreover, the citywide weeklong initiative celebrating contemporary culture
and art - Art Istanbul - runs alongside the 8th edition of the fair from 4 – 10 November at art institutions, museums, foundations and art galleries.