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Time Out New York: Top Five Art Shows of the Week
Time Out New York: Top Five Art Shows of the Week
Salman Toor November 12, 2018
Them | Salman Toor's New Art Exhibition Is a Breathtaking Vision of Queer Intimacy
Them | Salman Toor's New Art Exhibition Is a Breathtaking Vision of Queer Intimacy
Salman Toor October 30, 2018
The News on Sunday Review
The News on Sunday Review
Pale Sentinels July 15, 2018
The Daily Times | No child’s play: Artist Waqas Khan’s mystical scripture
The Daily Times | No child’s play: Artist Waqas Khan’s mystical scripture
Waqas Khan July 20, 2018
Artnet Interview | When The Moon Split
Artnet Interview | When The Moon Split
Saad Qureshi October 11, 2017
ArtAsiaPacific | Cuckoonebulopolis: (Flora and) Fauna
ArtAsiaPacific | Cuckoonebulopolis: (Flora and) Fauna
Surendran Nair July 24, 2017
INDY Week | Victor Ekpuk's Divine Mural at the North Carolina Museum of Art Heralds New Life for its African Galleries
INDY Week | Victor Ekpuk's Divine Mural at the North Carolina Museum of Art Heralds New Life for its African Galleries
Victor Ekpuk June 14, 2017

One of the best ways to see the Washington, D.C.-based Nigerian-American artist Victor Ekpuk's large chalk mural at the North Carolina Museum of Art is to turn your back on it and look around the rest of the gallery it's in.

ArtAsiaPacific | A Retrospective
ArtAsiaPacific | A Retrospective
Anjolie Ela Menon June 12, 2017
artnet Asks | Anjolie Ela Menon Reflects on Identity, Spirituality, and Gender
artnet Asks | Anjolie Ela Menon Reflects on Identity, Spirituality, and Gender
Anjolie Ela Menon June 1, 2017

In an interview with artnet News, Menon elaborated on her roots, her spiritual inspiration, and her artistic practice.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Saad Quershi May 27, 2017

We are delighted to offer our congratulations to artist and friend Saad Qureshi on his participation in the exhibition “Tread Softly” at Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s 40th anniversary. The exhibition will run from the May 27th through September 3rd.

Huffington Post | Anjolie Ela Menon: An art exhibit
Huffington Post | Anjolie Ela Menon: An art exhibit
Anjolie Ela Menon May 19, 2017
Artforum
Artforum
Ernest Mancoba May 1, 2017
ArtAsiaPacific | Portraits of Intervention
ArtAsiaPacific | Portraits of Intervention
Contemporary Art from Sri Lanka April 21, 2017
Mousse Magazine
Mousse Magazine
Rasheed Araeen April 11, 2017
New York Times | African Art in a Game of Catch Up
New York Times | African Art in a Game of Catch Up
Ernest Mancoba March 13, 2017
The Indian Express
The Indian Express
Salman Toor and Abir Karmakar at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 December 17, 2016
New York Times | Best Art of 2016
New York Times | Best Art of 2016
Rachid Koraïchi December 7, 2016

The New York season saw some fine gallery shows.

Mangobaaz Pakistani Artists to Follow
Mangobaaz Pakistani Artists to Follow
Featuring Salman Toor November 26, 2016
The Hindu | Delicate Bond of Steel
The Hindu | Delicate Bond of Steel
Mumbai Exhibition November 22, 2016
The National | Art Abu Dhabi 2016
The National | Art Abu Dhabi 2016
November 14, 2016
Mid-Day Review | Delicate Bond of Steel
Mid-Day Review | Delicate Bond of Steel
Mumbai Exhibition November 6, 2016
Hindustan Times | Delicate Bond of Steel
Hindustan Times | Delicate Bond of Steel
Mumbai Exhibition November 3, 2016
Rasheed Araeen | 57th Venice Biennale & Documenta 17
Rasheed Araeen | 57th Venice Biennale & Documenta 17
November 1, 2016

We are thrilled to announce the participation of Rasheed Araeen in the 57th Edition of the Venice Biennale, which runs from May 13 through November 26, 2017. Additionally, we are pleased to announce his participation in Documenta 14 in Athens, Greece from April 8 through July 16, 2017, and Kassel, Germany from June 10 to September 17. The projects will lead up to the opening of his major Retrospective at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, which will run from December 2, 2017 to April 8, 2018.

Frieze Magazine | A Question of Knowledge
Frieze Magazine | A Question of Knowledge
Rasheed Araeen November 1, 2016

We are delighted to announce the New York premier of the first installment of BBC Four's documentary series Treasures of the Indus - Pakistan Unveiled, hosted by Sona Dutta, on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 6pm. The screening is held in conjunction with the first major New York exhibition by Anila Quayyum Agha, Walking with My Mother's Shadow

Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective
Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective
Van Abbe Museum, Netherlands September 24, 2016

We are delighted to announce that a special exhibition showcasing the full retrospective of the works of Rasheed Araeen will be held at the Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven, Netherlands from December 2, 2017 through April 8, 2018. The exhibition will showcase 60 years of Araeen's works, including significant institutional and private loans, selections that form the artist’s archives, and works realized specifically for the exhibition

Blouin ArtInfo | Geometry and Symmetry
Blouin ArtInfo | Geometry and Symmetry
Rasheed Araeen September 23, 2016
Places for Nova
Places for Nova
Salman Toor September 21, 2016

Aicon Gallery is delighted to offer our warmest congratulations to artist and friend Saad Qureshi on being commissioned by NOVA to create a major new site-specific public installation for the district of Victoria in Central London. The project launches on November 22, 2016 and "looks at the portability of landscapes, and the human mind as a vehicle that allows places to travel, to be carried in the memory from one location to another,” Qureshi explains.

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016
Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016
Salman Toor September 21, 2016

We are delighted to announce the participation of Salman Toor in the 2016 edition of the prestigious Kochi-Muziris Biennale, which runs from December 12, 2016 through March 29, 2017. Toor's work, installed in the Aspinwall section of the Biennale, will consist of a large installation of works on canvas both inspired by and presented alongside his multi-media collaboration with exiled Pakistani poet Hasan Mujtaba, which was born of the artist's 2015 exhibition Resident Alien at Aicon Gallery, New York.

Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945–1965
Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945–1965
Rasheed Araeen at Haus Der Kunst, Munich September 10, 2016

We are excited to announce the inclusion of Rasheed Araeen in the upcoming exhibition Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945 - 1965, on view at Haus de Kunst, Munich, Germany from October 14, 2016 through March 26, 2017. Alongside Araeen's works My First Sculpture (1959) and Burning Bicycle Tires (1959-61), the exhibition features the work of Joseph Beuys, Robert Rauschenberg and many others. "The exhibition examines the vibrant and turbulent postwar period as a global phenomenon for the first time in recent exhibition history. In eight dramatic chapters, the exhibition guides visitors through the first 20 years following the end of World War II..."

But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa
But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa
Rasheed Araeen September 9, 2016

We are pleased to annouce that Rasheed Araeen will be speaking at the Guggenheim New York on Friday Sept. 23, 2016 at 2pm as part of the museum's seires of lectures (De)Coupling as Discourse on the Global South, taking place concurrent with the exhibition But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise, on view until October 5, 2016. The discussion, organized by Sara Raza, will explore "the autonomous rise of contemporary art in the Global South, this two-day symposium traces aesthetic and contextual change to identify an elastic discourse around global visual culture."

Express Tribune | Go Figure
Express Tribune | Go Figure
August 17, 2016
Abraaz | Between Structure and Matter
Abraaz | Between Structure and Matter
July 24, 2016
Between Object and Architecture | Tate Modern, London
Between Object and Architecture | Tate Modern, London
Rasheed Araeen July 15, 2016

We are delighted to announce that Rasheed Araeen's work Lovers (1968) is now on permanent view in the exhibition Between Object and Architecture at the Tate Modern in London. The exhibition, on display in Switch House, Level 2, West, explores the ongoing dialog between Contemporary Art and Architecture, and between materials and space. Araeen's Lovers is joined in the West Room by work from artists such as Carl Andre, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Yayoi Kusama, and many others. Lovers was acquired by the Tate in 2011, joining the works 3Y + 3B (1969), Rang Baranga (1969), Bismullah (1988), and Zero to Infinity (1968 - 2007) in their permanent collection.

Recent Institutional Acquisitions
Recent Institutional Acquisitions
Rasheed Araeen July 1, 2015

Aicon Gallery is proud to announce the most recent set of insitutional acquistions by artist Rasheed Araeen. Since Araeen's last solo exhibition, Minimalism Then and Now, held at Aicon Gallery in May, 2015, we are delighted to have placed his work with the following collections. The Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi - Chakras (1969-70), The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY - Pehli Si Muhabut (1971/2015), The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi - Rang Baranga II (1969/2014), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - Chaar Yaar II (1968), and The Art Institute of Chicago, IL - Punj Neelay (1970).

New York Times | Between Structure and Matter
New York Times | Between Structure and Matter
June 30, 2015
Blouin ArtInfo | Between Structure and Matter
Blouin ArtInfo | Between Structure and Matter
June 15, 2016
Defining Sculpture at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Defining Sculpture at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Rasheed Araeen June 18 - October 9, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Rasheed Araeen's work will be on view in the exhibition Defining Sculpture at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. The exhibition, which centers around the question of "What sculpture is and is not" runs from June 18 - October 9, 2016, and is comprised of work from the museum's permanent collection, featuring artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, Tara Donovan, and many others. Araeen's work was acquired by the museum for their permanent collection in Spring of 2015.

ArtForum Critics' Pick
ArtForum Critics' Pick
Between Structure and Matter: Other Minimal Futures May 24, 2016
New York Times | Frieze 2016
New York Times | Frieze 2016
S. H. Raza May 6, 2016
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Guggenheim Museum, New York
But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa April 29 - October 5, 2016

Aicon Gallery congratulates artists Nadia Kaabi-Linke and Mohammed Kazem on their participation in the  Guggenheim New York's first major survey of art from North Africa and the Middle East, But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise, running from April 29 - October 5, 2016. We are honored to be showing both artists, concurrent with the Guggenheim, in our exhibition Between Structure and Matter: Other Minimal Futures, on view from May 26 - July 2, 2016. The Guggenheim exhibition "through painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and video...presents a spectrum of artistic voices and critical concerns from a rapidly evolving region."

Hyperallergic | Talismanic Calligraphy Made Contemporary in Marrakech
Hyperallergic | Talismanic Calligraphy Made Contemporary in Marrakech
Rachid Koraïchi April 29, 2016
New York Times | Making his own language
New York Times | Making his own language
Rachid Koraïchi April 9, 2015
Not New Now | 2016 Marrakech Biennale
Not New Now | 2016 Marrakech Biennale
Rachid Koraïchi February 24 - August 5, 2016

Aicon Gallery congratulates artist Rachid Koraichi on his participation in the 2016 Marrakech Biennale, Not New Now, running from Feburary 24 - August 5, 2016. During the Biennale's run, we are honored to be hosting the first major showing of Koraichi's work in New York, in collaboration with October Gallery, London, with the exhibition Rachid Koraichi | Love Side by Side with the Soul, on view from March 3 - April 16, 2016.

Hyperallergic | Rituals of Memory
Hyperallergic | Rituals of Memory
Rekha Rodwittiya February 18, 2016

Rekha Rodwittiya’s iconic female figures loom large. An amalgamation of Indian classical and tribal images, Rodwittiya’s asexual goddesses evade easy categorization. Currently in her solo exhibition Rituals of Memory at Aicon Gallery, they command an uncanny presence and beg scrutiny.

The American Bazaar | The Rituals of Memory: Personal Folklores and Other Tales
The American Bazaar | The Rituals of Memory: Personal Folklores and Other Tales
Rekha Rodwittiya February 4, 2016

Prominent Baroda-based feminist artist Rekha Rodwittiya, who is the founder of The Collective Studio Baroda, is back here after two decades with a major exhibition at the Aicon Gallery, ‘The Rituals of Memory: Personal Folklores and Other Tales’, which runs from Feb. 4 through Feb. 27th.

OCULA Conversations
OCULA Conversations
Rasheed Araeen January 2, 2016

Rasheed Araeen should not need an introduction: he is one of the foremost pioneers of Minimalist sculpture in Britain. And yet, (with his first exhibition in Asia taking place now at Rossi & Rossi, Hong Kong), that there is a need to introduce Araeen refers to something that has driven at least part of this artist's 50-year career.

Artnet News | Salman Toor, Painter of Modern Life
Artnet News | Salman Toor, Painter of Modern Life
Salman Toor December 1, 2015
International Gallerie Profile
International Gallerie Profile
Salman Toor December 1, 2015

New York City has facilitated my cobbling together of seemingly divergent understandings of developing societies seething in turmoil, along with the microcosms of cultures like Brooklyn’s art scene. Since I left Lahore, my work has developed in more abstract directions in order to host and superimpose imagined narratives and homelands in which personal and global concerns intersect.

Hyperallergic | Resident Alien
Hyperallergic | Resident Alien
Salman Toor November 30, 2015
Village Voice | The Kominas Close Out Asian Contemporary Art Week
Village Voice | The Kominas Close Out Asian Contemporary Art Week
November 9 , 2015
Observer Preview | 11 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before October 30th
Observer Preview | 11 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before October 30th
Salman Toor October 26, 2015
Blouin ArtInfo | Husain at Hundred
Blouin ArtInfo | Husain at Hundred
M. F. Husain October 1, 2015
The American Bazaar | Husain at Hundred
The American Bazaar | Husain at Hundred
M. F. Husain August 31, 2015
Observer Preview | 10 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before June 19th
Observer Preview | 10 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before June 19th
Sadequain June 15, 2016
ArtReview Asia | Minimalism Then and Now
ArtReview Asia | Minimalism Then and Now
Rasheed Araeen June 13, 2015
New York Times | Minimalism Then and Now
New York Times | Minimalism Then and Now
Rasheed Araeen June 11, 2015
Artnet News | The Daily Pic
Artnet News | The Daily Pic
Rasheed Araeen May 27, 2015
News Line | Art Dubai 2015
News Line | Art Dubai 2015
April 1, 2015
The News on Sunday | Art Dubai 2015
The News on Sunday | Art Dubai 2015
March 29, 2015
The National | Top Ten Things from Art Dubai in Pictures
The National | Top Ten Things from Art Dubai in Pictures
March 21, 2015
The Guardian | Art Dubai 2015
The Guardian | Art Dubai 2015
March 17, 2015
The National | Art Dubai
The National | Art Dubai
March 10, 2015
Artnet News | Dealer Spotlight
Artnet News | Dealer Spotlight
March 3, 2015
Village Voice | Growing Up Heems
Village Voice | Growing Up Heems
Eat Pray Thug February 3, 2015
Express Tribune | Eat Pray Thug
Express Tribune | Eat Pray Thug
March 15, 2015
GQ India | Himanshu Suri & Eat Pray Thug
GQ India | Himanshu Suri & Eat Pray Thug
August 13, 2015
Blouin Artinfo | Eat Pray Thug: Das Racist's Himanshu Suri Curates Indian Art
Blouin Artinfo | Eat Pray Thug: Das Racist's Himanshu Suri Curates Indian Art
February 27, 2015
Animal | Eat Pray Thug
Animal | Eat Pray Thug
February 9 , 2015
Art Radar | Fair season: Galleries prepare for Art Stage Singapore and India Art Fair 2015
Art Radar | Fair season: Galleries prepare for Art Stage Singapore and India Art Fair 2015
January 16, 2015

The art fair season in Asia ushers in a new exciting year for contemporary art, starting with Art Stage Singapore and the India Art Fair taking place back-to-back during the last week of January 2015. Art Radar caught up with 6 galleries hailing from different corners of the world to find out about their participation in both fairs and what draws them to Asia

Friday Times Review | Semblance of Order
Friday Times Review | Semblance of Order
October 24, 2014
Hyperallergic | Making Art from Politics in Bangladesh
Hyperallergic | Making Art from Politics in Bangladesh
Readymade September 3, 2014
Art Radar Feature | 9 Bangladeshi Artists to Know
Art Radar Feature | 9 Bangladeshi Artists to Know
Readymade August 29, 2014
Artillery Magazine Review  | Contemporary Art from Bangladesh
Artillery Magazine Review | Contemporary Art from Bangladesh
Readymade August 13, 2014
Saffronart Review | A Retrospective
Saffronart Review | A Retrospective
Sadequain July 15, 2014
Dawn Profile | In the Remains
Dawn Profile | In the Remains
Saad Qureshi December 22, 2013
Blouin ArtInfo Feature | In the Remains
Blouin ArtInfo Feature | In the Remains
Saad Qureshi November 29, 2013
Arte Fuse Review | In the Remains
Arte Fuse Review | In the Remains
Saad Qureshi November 26, 2013

Starting with his own memory that Qureshi builds his amalgamated version of traditional tales presented in mythical landscapes and structures that marry seamlessly Islamic and Christian imagery. I found the works arresting and richly layered with not only memory of a culture but brimming with fresh possibilities.