Home grown: Asad Raza stages art show in his one-bedroom NYC apartment

Disclosure: Asad Raza is my nephew and a former 3QD columnist. This is Michael Slenske in Wallpaper:

ScreenHunter_1555 Dec. 12 16.24While the hoi polloi was busy overtaxing their social media feeds in Miami during Art Basel, a select group of curators and artists were busy considering one of the more intimate and intriguing art world happenings of recent memory back in NoLita, New York. The idea for this tiny sensation took seed five years ago when Buffalo-born, New York-based artist, writer, and producer Asad Raza was helping the British-German artist Tino Sehgal produce ‘This Progress’, his acclaimed 2010 exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. During the end of the show’s run, he had an idea to produce another ephemeral show — inside his pint-sized one-bedroom apartment.

‘I didn’t get around to it and the idea just floated to the back burner,’ says Raza, who has worked with a who’s who of conceptual artists over the past seven years (including Philippe Parreno, Adrián Villar Rojas and Sarah Morris) producing shows all over the world. In the ensuing year he heard about other apartment-based exhibitions — from Jan Hoet’s Chambres d'Amis to Hans-Ulrich Obrist’s World Soup — which kept the idea alive. While working with Parreno this summer for his massive H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS show at the Park Avenue Armory it brought back the desire, he says, ‘to make an intimate small show in my own life that’s totally different to what I’m doing here.’

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