Zürich; Hauser & Wirth gallery , Rashid Johnson “The Gathering”

by Venetia Kapernekas

2 November -21 December 2013, Hauser & Wirth, Zürich


photo: courtesy of the gallery

Rashid Johnson’ s first solo exhibition in Switzerland, this exhibition “The Gathering” comprising over a dozen new works including sculpture, painting and video. For this exhibition, Johnson will unveil a new series of abstract portraits which he refers to as ‘characters’…..

….The abstracted form of these ‘characters’ was inspired in part by Johnson’s recent re-reading of Albert Camus’ ‘L‘Étranger’, in particular a memorable scene in which the rays of the sun obscure Meursault’s vision of the Arab…..

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