Baseera Khan: I am an Archive

Person wearing red platform shoes against a green background in a wooden frame behind a cut out old carpet holding a vase.
Mosque Lamp and Prayer Carpet Green, from Law of Antiquities (2021) Archival inkjet print, artist's custom frame, 33" x 24".
Bust of a figure with long dark hair leaning to the left wearing an intricate outfit carrying a large dome in front of it on a steel pedestal.
I Am an Archive, Speaker, from Bust of Canons (2021), FMD (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D-printed acrylic, flex foam speaker, artist's hair, custom steel pedestal, 6' x 3' x 3'.
Rear view of previous bust of a figure with long dark hair leaning to the left wearing an intricate outfit and carrying a large dome in front of it on a steel pedestal.
I Am an Archive, Speaker, from Bust of Canons (2021), FMD (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D-printed acrylic, flex foam speaker, artist's hair, custom steel pedestal, 6' x 3' x 3'.
Mosque Lamp and Prayer Carpet Green, from Law of Antiquities (2021) Archival inkjet print, artist's custom frame, 33" x 24". I Am an Archive, Speaker, from Bust of Canons (2021), FMD (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D-printed acrylic, flex foam speaker, artist's hair, custom steel pedestal, 6' x 3' x 3'. I Am an Archive, Speaker, from Bust of Canons (2021), FMD (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D-printed acrylic, flex foam speaker, artist's hair, custom steel pedestal, 6' x 3' x 3'.

Art at 100 

As the Department of Art celebrates its 100th anniversary this academic year, alum Baseera Khan returns to AAP for a public artist talk on their recent work. 

Bio:

Baseera Khan (M.F.A. '12) was born in Denton, Texas, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Khan has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, their work is part of many public collections, and they are the recipient of a number of prestigious awards and honors.

Select solo and two-person exhibitions include those shown at the Brooklyn Museum, New York (2021); The Kitchen, New York (2020); Simone Subal Gallery, New York (2019); Jenkins Johnson, New York (2019); Colorado Springs Fine Art Centers, Colorado (2018); Texas Christian University College of Fine Arts, Fort Worth, Texas (2017); Participant Inc. Gallery, New York (2017).

Khan's work has been included in group shows at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (2021); NOMA, New Orleans, LA (2020); Gracie Mansion Conservancy, New York, NY (2020); LACE, Los Angeles, CA (2020); Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism, Germany (2019); BRIC, New York (2019); Albany Museum, Albany, (2019); Ford Foundation Gallery, New York, (2019); Helena Anrather, New York, (2019); St. John the Divine Church, New York (2019); Simone Subal Gallery, New York, (2018); MoCA Tucson, Arizona (2018); Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York (2018); 47 Canal, New York, (2018); Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (2018); Smack Mellon, New York (2018); The Kitchen, New York (2018); Kate Werble Gallery, New York (2018); Sculpture Center, New York (2018); Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado (2018); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2017); Queens Museum, New York (2016); Socrates Sculpture Park, New York (2016); and Abrons Art Center, New York (2016).

Kahn will soon exhibit at the Highline, New York City (2023), Moody Center for The Arts, Rice University, Houston, Texas, the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio (2022), and Georgetown University (2023).

Khan's awards and fellowships include the BRIC Colene Brown Art Prize (2019); Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant (2019); and Art Matters (2018). They have participated in selective artist residencies at LUX Art Institute, California (2021); Pioneer Works, New York (2018); AIRspace, Abrons Art Center, New York (2016); and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Program, Maine (2014).

Khan's work is included in public collections at institutions such as the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Kadist, Paris, France, and San Francisco, CA; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.

Abstract:

For this talk, I will discuss matters of what I see and the politics I sit in. I will share music I made for my solo show, I am an Archive, currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum, and show slides of my work from 2017–2021.

Please register HERE to attend the lecture via Zoom.

To view the full programming of our anniversaries click here.

This lecture will be in-person and attendance is open to the public and Cornell community following required COVID-19 measures.* 


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