Deparately Seeking Paradise

Rashid Rana2007

AAN Collection

AAN Collection
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

A seminal work by Rashid Rana and a number of equally important works have emerged from this particular artwork. A large-scale yet meditative sculpture which needs to be explored as the viewer walks around it. This work also beckons the viewer to imagine it from two distinct perspectives. The viewer has to observe the work from afar, but then has to move closer to enjoy and understand this work in depth. The cube appears like a chunk of glass fronted high rise building in any modern city. When the viewer observes it from one perspective, he sees a landscape of tall buildings but upon closer inspection, the larger image is composed of smaller images of small and ordinary houses in the historical city of Lahore. This work explores the themes of immigration, nostalgia, displacement and inherent desire to reach for success.

Exhibition : Desperately Seeking Paradise, Project at Art Dubai, 2008, Asian Art Biennial Taiwan, 2009, Rashid Rana So Exhibition at the Musee Guimet Paris, 2010, The Rising Tide at the Mohatta Palace Museum Catalogue, 2010, Special Project Art HK, 2011Art Stage Singapore at the Singapore Art Museum, 2012, Labyrinth Of Reflections at the Mohatta Palace Museum in 2013.

Published: Asian Art Biennial Catalogue, 2009, Rashid Rana The Monograph, 2010, The Rising Tide at The Mohatta Palace Museum Catalogue, 2010 The Labyrinth Of Reflections-The Monograph, 2013


  • Title: Deparately Seeking Paradise
  • Creator: Rashid Rana
  • Date Created: 2007

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