March 8, 2018 NADA, NEW YORK 2018
8–11 March, 2018
Skylight Clarkson Sq
550 Washington Street
New York, USA
Carbon 12 is delighted to announce its participation in the 2018 edition of NADA, NY for the 4th consecutive year. The gallery will be showing a duo presentation with works by Olaf Breuning and Amir Khojasteh. One exceptional and rare work of Sara Rahbar from 2011 will be in direct dialogue with both artist’s works and will add another layer of political discourse in our presentation.
b. 1988, Tehran, Iran. Lives and works in Tehran, Iran.
Depicting fantastic expressive pictures and portraits, he is playing with the concept of fear and fear-maker. The artist is mostly inspired by the political condition of the Middle East, specifically Iran, and happenings around the world which have a dramatic impact on people’s life. Khojasteh plays with the idea of violence and power, dictatorship and sacredness of fear, and represents it through fantasy, dark humor and expressive painterly style simultaneously. He also refers to art history, popular culture and his personal life in his works.
b. 1970, Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Lives and works in New York, USA.
Olaf Breuning studied photography at the Zuercher Hochschule der Kuenste and Winterthur (Switzerland). Breuning’s artworks, in whichever of the plethora of media it emerges in, deals with the “big questions in life” through a language that merges mass-culture and art manifesting a body of ephemeral works made permanent via artistic documentation constituting of humorous art without ridiculing art. Breuning has had over 320 exhibitions worldwide, his works are exhibited in the most important galleries and art fairs worldwide, and has many public installations and permanent public sculptures in various locations in North America and Europe, proving a fixture in the contemporary arts and culture.
b. 1976, Tehran, Iran. Lives and works in New York, USA.
Rahbar pursued an interdisciplinary study program in New York and at London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Her work ranges from photography, sculpture to mixed media installation and always stems from her personal experiences. While her initial practice explored more autobiographical ideas of national belonging originating from her Iranian/American history, her current practice has evolved to address issues of the human condition on a broader-scale. Rahbar has exhibited widely in art institutions including but not limited to Queensland Museum, Sharjah Art foundation, Venice Biennial, The Centre Pompidou and Mannheimer Kunstverein, and her works are included in the permanent collections of the British Museum, The Centre Pompidou, Queesnland Art Gallery, The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, and the Sharjah Art Foundation amongst others.