On Thursday November 12, 2009, at 8 pm
By Nathaniel Rackowe & Rana Begum
They will present their work and will be more than happy to answer your questions
Zico House, 174 Spears Street, Sanayeh, Beirut
Rana Begum transforms the overpowering associations of urban debasement into poetic entities, by building architectural superstructures with neatly ordered geometrics and colliding colour codes.
Using repetition and symmetry, centred on audacious color combinations, pure forms and lines, Rana’s work fuses the codes of urban visual stimuli, such as road signs, advertising, hazard markings, with Modernist aesthetics.
Rana Begum (b. 1977) graduated from the Slade with a MA in Fine Art. She has exhibited her work internationally including Bishoff/Weiss (London), Riflemaker (London), Martin Creed’s Work n. 951 (London), Jerwood Space (London) & The Third Line (Dubai).
Designed to interact with the environment in which they are situated, Nathaniel Rackowe’s large scale architectural structures are built using light, kinetic elements and common industrial materials.
Drawing on Minimalism’s attention to the relationship between viewer, object, and space, and fusing the structural codes and material outcomes of Modernism, Nathaniel’s works transports the viewer from passive observer to participant, exposing the otherwise unseen dimensions of visual and temporal spaces.
Nathaniel Rackowe (b. 1975), graduated from the Slade with a M.F.A in sculpture. Recent exhibitions include Galerie Almine Rech (Paris), the Economist Plaza (Contemporary Art Society, London), the Institute of Contemporary Art (London), Chisenhale Gallery (London), MoCA (Miami), Duve (Berlin).
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