ASIF MIAN: SNAKE GAME
COOP Gallery / 507 Hagan St. November 2, 2019 - December 2, 2019
COOP is pleased to present SNAKE GAME, a video installation of a performance by Asif Mian.
Working at the intersection of sculpture, video, and performance, Asif Mian's practice explores the roles that ritual, masculinity, power, and violence have in society. His varied methods have employed the splicing of rugs together as ‘event sculptures’, altering intimidation rituals for performance, and thermal (IR) cameras for video installations. The concept of hauntology and "the figure of the ghost as that which is neither present, nor absent, neither dead nor alive" is influential in the development of his RAF project.
Asif Mian (b. Jersey City, NJ) received his MFA from Columbia University in 2018, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2018. Recent exhibitions include The SHED: Open Call (2019); RAF’s Red Plaid at CRUSH Curatorial (2019); Always, Already, Haunting, “disss-co,” Haunt at The Kitchen for the Whitney ISP curatorial fellows (2019); Lucky Draw at Sculpture Center (2019); QI 2018: Volumes at the Queens Museum International Biennial, and was recently awarded the 2019-2020 Queens Museum-Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artist with a solo exhibit at The Queens Museum, Oct 2020.
Mian lives and works in Brooklyn, New York