Where there is Power: Celebrating Asif
Join us for a virtual conversation that brings together intimate perspectives on the life and work of Asif Farooq on the occasion of the artist’s birthday and the closing of the exhibition Where there is power.
Over the course of more than eight years, Asif worked to recreate an entire Soviet-era MiG-21 jet fighter in true scale, wholly out of paper. The artist was uncompromising in this endeavor. From the plane’s distinctive delta-shaped wings and pencil-like nose cone to the elaborate assortment of gauges, levers, consoles, and switches of its cockpit panel, he crafted every aspect, down to the smallest detail, with meticulous authenticity.
Upon the artist’s death in 2020, the plane was approximately 85% completed. It sits today in a warehouse space in unincorporated west Dade, where Asif’s studio team continues the project while working to preserve his artistic legacy.