Oct 06, 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 October 06, 2022, 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.

I will present two works:
–Boston Color-Space Initiative #1,
 2022 and COEV Compositions #4, #13, #5 and #1, 2018
Interior flat wall paint and mirrored glass panels
–Burnt Constructions. Gushul Initiative
, 2016
(Based on Alexander Rodchenko’s Spatial Studies)

Burnt wood

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 October 06 through December 11, 2022. @tuftsartgalleries