Rasheed Araeen – In the Midst of Darkness

When 16 Apr 2020 - 7 Jun 2020
Where Aicon Contemporary
35 Great Jones Street
New York, NY 10012
United States

*This is an online program*

Aicon Art New York is proud to announce Rasheed Araeen - In the Midst of Darkness, a major exhibition of the artist’s recent works that constitute his fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition also marks the gallery’s foray into virtual exhibitions, an exciting space that offers new ways of engaging with art, accessible the world over.

It is fitting to debut our virtual exhibitions with a pioneering voice such as artist Rasheed Araeen‘s – a voice for alternative and Non-Western interpretations of Minimalist and Conceptual art in the 1960s and 70s, outside of the typically referenced canon. The artist introduced a lattice structure into the oeuvre of Minimalism, a visual language that had come independently to Araeen at the same time as it was taking root in New York; although, in Araeen’s case, it was linked back to his background in structural engineering. This approach of creating stable but open structures by finding inspiration in nature and the classical elements – earth, fire, air and water -is at the centre of Araeen’s innovative practice.

You may also preview selected works from these exhibitions by clicking on the respective invitation above. You may enter the virtual exhibition by clicking here.

On May 7, we were pleased to have Kate Fowle, Nick Aikens and Iftikhar Dadi in conversation with Prajit Dutta in conjunction with the exhibition. As the authors of critical texts on Araeen’s previous exhibitions, Fowle, Aikens and Dadi were excellent collaborators, in what was an illuminating discussion. It can be streamed by clicking here.

The exhibition is the first step in the our efforts to revitalize our digital presence. We will continue to announce our digital programing – on our Instagram @aiconart and our virtual exhibitions -  for the upcoming months. Stay tuned and stay safe.

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Image courtesy of the gallery and the artist.