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Imran Qureshi in New York’s Metropolitan Museum

He is currently being celebrated with a large solo exhibition in the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle as “Artist of the Year” 2013 and at the Frieze New York his works were on view in the Deutsche Bank Lounge. Now Imran Qureshi’s most recent commission is on view in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden of the Metropolitan Museum in New York. He is the first artist to paint the surfaces of the roof garden. His site-specific work alludes to architectural details of the museum and the panoramic view over Central Park and Manhattan.
“We are so excited and honored to invite Imran Qureshi to cast his perceptive gaze on the Metropolitan Museum,” said Sheena Wagstaff, the Museum’s Chairman of Modern and Contemporary Art. “As a painter, his sensitivity to the environment in which he finds himself—whether the hallowed symbolic space of an old courtyard, a neglected vestigial area of construction or seepage, or an 18th-century palace in the middle of a war-zone city—has resulted in remarkable installations across the world over the past decade. His art is wonderfully complex at the same time as appearing quite simple: it reckons with the realities of contemporary ideologies while reveling in the ability of paint and color to actively both cause and depict regeneration.”

Qureshis installation is on view from May 14 to November 15, 2013. A catalog entitled The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi is appearing on the occasion of the exhibition, the first of a series of volumes documenting annual artist projects for the Metropolitan Museum’s roof garden.

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