Kamrooz Aram

Displacement, traversal, revision + community for Lack of Location Is My Location showing artists living, working + teaching in Brooklyn

3 November 2017

The Lack of Location Is My Location group exhibition is on at New York’s Koenig & Clinton, opening November 3 and running to January 7, 2018. 

Featuring the work of artists living, working, and teaching near the Brooklyn gallery — including American Artist, Becca Albee, Eleana Antonaki, Kamrooz Aram and more — the show examines “various forms of displacement, traversal, revision, and community building that are made manifest in artwork today.”

The exhibition title is from a 1991 interview between critic Roberta Smith and artist Glenn Ligon, the latter of whom characterises the disjuncture between the ‘two worlds’ of his school and daily life in “lack of location is my location.” The show takes this idea further by applying it to a contemporary sociopolitical context.

Other artists include Alexandra Bell, Lisa Corinne Davis, Torkwase Dyson, Andrea Geyer, Nicole Miller, Aliza Nisenbaum, Dawit L. Petros, Xaviera Simmons and William Villalongo.

See the FB event page for details.**

American Artist, ‘AJ’s Dignity Image’ (2017). Courtesy the artist.
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Kamrooz Aram’s Palimpsest: Unstable Painting for Anxious Interiors

17 February 2014

Iranian NYC-based artist Kamrooz Aram is launching his book Palimpsest: Unstable Painting for Anxious Interiors, published by Dubai’s Green Art Gallery and London’s Anomie Publishing, on March 17, as part of his exhibition of the same name running at until May 2 .

Inspired by the cycle of resistance and suppression of public graffiti removal and its reapplication in the urban environment, Aram’s series explores whether the process of image-making can become central to the meaning of a painting.

Also involved in the publication are curators Eva Díaz and Bidoun contributors Murtaza Vali and Media Farzin. **

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