In conversation: Rasheed Araeen | Kaelen Wilson-Goldie | Kate Fowle
Thursday, May 3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
35 Great Jones St., New York NY 10012
Aicon Gallery is delighted to host a conversation between artist Rasheed Araeen, writer Kaelen Wilson-Goldie and curator Kate Fowle.
The conversation, in conjunction with Recent Works, a solo exhibition of Araeen’s work at Aicon Gallery, comes at a particularly significant time in the artist’s career. His work has garnered increasing and much overdue institutional attention and critical reconsideration evidenced by his participations in the 57th Venice Biennale and Documenta 14 – Universe in Universe, staged in 2017 in Kassel and Athens and by his recent retrospective at the Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands (2017- 2018). As the authors of critical texts for the catalogue that accompanies the retrospective exhibition, Wilson-Goldie and Fowle are peerless collaborators, in what is bound to be an illuminating discussion.
Kate Fowle is chief curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow and director-at-large at Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York. Previously she was the inaugural international curator at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing and chair of the Master’s Program in Curatorial Practice, which she co-founded in 2002 for California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
Kaelen Wilson-Goldie is a contributing editor for Bidoun who writes regularly for ArtforumBookforum, and Freize. She has traveled extensively in the Middle East and North Africa to report on the relationship between contemporary art and political upheaval, writing for newspapers, magazines, and journals including AfterallApertureParkett, and New York Times among others.
Rasheed Araeen is an internationally recognized artist, writer and civil engineer. As an artist, he began his career in 1953, while studying civil engineering at Karachi’s NED Engineering College. He left for London in 1964 and soon became a pioneer of minimalist sculpture. After being active in several groups for liberation struggles, democracy and human rights, he began to write in 1975, and published his own art journals: Black Phoenix (1978), Third Text (1987) and Third Text Asia(2008). During this time, he also curated two significant exhibitions: The Essential Black Art (1987), and The Other Story (Hayward Gallery, 1989).
We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you there. You may view the exhibition Recent Works online by clicking here.   Please email to RSVP.