Aug 30, 2022
Group Exhibition at Tufts University Art Gallery
I was invited to participate in a group exhibition ‘The Sun Rises in the West & Sets in the East,’ (opening Aug 30, Tufts University Art Galleries) an exhibition that explores social & cultural seismic shifts & how traditional culture & the classification of science, philosophy, biology, & economics has fallen into disorder. Featuring new & recent works by Lida Abdul, Kader Attia, Yael Bartana, Asli Çavuşoğlu, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Ali Cherri, Anton Ginzburg, Emily Jacir, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Nyugen E. Smith, & Nari Ward, curated by Sara Raza.
The exhibition borrows its title and main critical inquiry from a mix of fable & eschatological medieval Islamic-Persian cosmography which depicts the ‘signs of the hour,’ & predicts a series of dramatic reversals of natural phenomena, such as earthquakes, boiling seas, blazing hell fires, & the eventual darkening of the Sun. These happenings are to signal the Earth’s decline & precede the dramatic reversal of the planet’s rotation around the Sun.
‘The Sun Rises in the West & Sets in the East’ will be presented at TUAG’s Aidekman Arts Center on Tuft University’s main campus in Medford from August 30 through December 11, 2022. @tuftsartgalleries