BEIJING, Yassin's latest project, is a series of dynamic and mesmerizing architectural photographic composites built from images of iconic buildings in Beijing, spanning hundreds of years, from the Temple of Heaven to the Bird’s Nest Stadium. Yassin constructs the work from a single photograph of the subject by repeating, mirroring and rotating the image.
The exhibition runs through September 22 with an artist reception on Thursday, September 6, from 6pm to 8:30pm.
An accompanying video work, REM, animates a series of images of the China Central Television Headquarters building. The title alludes to both the name of the architect, Rem Koolhaas, and the stage of sleep associated with dreaming. The accompanying sound composition is created by Oliver Lyons from field recordings of crowds in Beijing.
Aaron Yassin received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA from American University. His work has been shown domestically at the Jersey City Museum, PS 122, and DiVA, and internationally in Taiwan, Argentina, Korea, and Italy. He has been reviewed in the New York Times and the Star Ledger. Aaron Yassin currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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