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The New York Times highlights two exhibitions featuring Morehshin Allahyari

The New York Times article "New York Art Galleries: What to See Right Now," highlights concurrent exhibitions Refiguring the Future at 205 Hudson Gallery (through March 31) and Refiguring Binaries at Pioneer Works (through April 21).

The only artist in both exhibitions is Morehshin Allahyari, with pieces from her project ‘She Who Sees the Unknown’ (2017-present). Ms. Allahyari researches female monsters and dark goddesses from Middle Eastern cultures and recasts their supposedly negative powers as sources of strength in poetic, multimedia artworks. Her process, which she calls ‘refiguring,’ encapsulates the ethos driving nearly all the artists in these shows. Instead of using technology to chase after the new, why not look to what we have and what we’ve neglected as a means of reconsidering how the world could be?
— Jillian Steinhauer for The New York Times

The Armory Show preview: Morehshin Allahyari, Booth F12

The Armory Show preview: Morehshin Allahyari, Booth F12

Morehshin Allahyari’s She Who Sees The Unknown recontextualizes goddesses and female Jinn of Persian and Arabic origin. Using scanning, 3D printing, video and archiving as tools of investigation, the artist explores ancient myths as they relate to digital colonialism, oppression and catastrophe.

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