Buffalo-based Participants Sought for Upcoming Project by Asad Raza

Jun. 11, 2021


Are you interested in sailing, music, astronomy, or art?

Artist Asad Raza is searching for a crew” for his forthcoming project, set to take place October 5 – 8, 2021. The group will sail from Buffalo to Cleveland, arriving at the opening of the FRONT Preview Exhibition at Transformer Station museum. During the trip, the crew will practice navigational methods and work on a musical composition. Raza is looking for curious, communicative, mindful, and enthusiastic individuals in the Buffalo area. Those who study music and play an instrument or sing are encouraged to apply. Participants will be paid, and are not required to have any previous experience in the arts. Participants must be 16 years of age or older. 

One-hour group interviews will be conducted in Buffalo on June 30 and July 12021.

If you are interested, please include a brief paragraph sharing your desire to participate and a little about yourself. Please send an email to info@​frontart.​org with the subject line Asad Raza Project” to receive further details. 

Asad Raza’s work creates dialogues and rejects disciplinary boundaries, conceiving of art as a metabolic, active experience. Recently his works have been shown at the Gropius Bau, Berlin; at the 34th Kaldor Public Art Project in Sydney; Serpentine Galleries; CONVERSO, Milan; the Whitney Biennial; the Lahore Biennale; Ljubljana Graphic Art Biennial; Luma Arles, and many other institutions. Raza premiered Minor History, a dialogue with his 91 year old uncle, at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2019, and his film Ge in 2020. For home show (2015), which took place at his apartment in New York, Raza asked artists and friends to intervene in his life, while Life to come (2019) at Metro Pictures featured participatory works and Shaker dance. With Hans Ulrich Obrist, Raza curates a series of exhibitions inspired by Édouard Glissant. Of Pakistani background, he was born and raised in Buffalo, NY.

Launched in 2018, FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art is a contemporary art exhibition across Northeast Ohio comprised of artist commissions, performances, films, and public programs every three years. Its inaugural edition generated over 90,000 visitors from more than 25 countries and brought $31 million in new economic activity to the region. Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows, the second iteration of FRONT will run from July 16 through October 2, 2022. Building on the success of the first edition, FRONT 2022 will further the triennial’s commitment to stimulating new and sustained cultural conversations within the region.

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Kaldor Public Art Project 34: Asad Raza, Absorption, 2019. The Clothing Store, Carriageworks. Photo: Pedro Greig
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Ge, Asad Raza, 2020. Commissioned for The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish: The Understory of the Understory, Serpentine Galleries.
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Asad Raza, Untitled (plot for dialogue), 2017, CONVERSO, Milan, 2017, © Asad Raza, Photo Credit: Andrea Rossetti