Venice - National Participation

Iran 2019 (Islamic Republic of)

Fondaco Marcello

11 May 201924 Nov 2019

Title: “Of Being and Singing”
Artists:  Reza Lavassani, Samira Alikhanzadeh and Ali Meer Azimi.
Curator: Ali Bakhtiari 
Commissioners: Hadi Mozafari (senior commissioner), General Manager of Visual Arts Administration of Islamic Republic of Iran and Mahdi Afzali, CEO of Institute of Contemporary Arts Development

“of Being and Singing” is an homage to life and to precious moments of the past, present and future. The show carries a message of peace from the cultural and artistic scene of Iran, a message seldom relayed to the world by contemporary media. Representing Iran are three artists hailing from various disciplines who magnify the glory of being and time, identity and memory, reality and dreams. Challenging cliché notions of Iranian art as mostly composed of local elements and motifs, these artists represent the universal aspects of Iranian art through their artistic terminology.

  • Samira Alikhanzadeh, Hanger-Perspex Samira Alikhanzadeh, Hanger-Perspex

Related Artists


Special Events

Destination: Venice
Where: Fondaco Marcello
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

Contacts & Details

tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm



San Marco 3415 Venice, Italy