Baseera Khan is one of eleven artists whose work will be presented in NOMA’s exhibition Mending the Sky, on view from October 9, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Khan’s video-performance work, titled Braidrage, explores the experience of overcoming trauma, based around a rock-climbing wall made from resin casts of parts of Khan’s body that the artist climbs.
Khan was among eight arts-related professionals profiled in a Labor Day weekend feature from the The New York Times written by Alisha Hardisani Gupta. An excerpt follows:
The artist Baseera Khan decided to film a cooking series for Instagram called “Apocalypse Cooking” in the days after New York began sheltering in place.
The videos were decidedly tongue-in-cheek, almost parodying Instagram as a medium (“look at all my toilet paper,” “I still have cute nails”), that provided viewers with easy-to-follow recipes.
“‘You don’t need fancy things to make fancy food’ was the theme,” Khan said in a recent interview.
On March 26, Khan, who uses the pronoun “they,” did a live cooking session on BRIC Brooklyn’s Instagram page. And then, that day, Khan started feeling the symptoms of Covid-19. Immediately after filming for BRIC, they started getting the chills.
“So April was dark for me,” Khan said, and much of their life came to a halt.
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