This is a model of 25 feet of the 300 foot...
How to Move a Mountain
I’ve included some screenshots from the film. The artwork used a kind of decal to create the red designs on the piece — some of the kids asked if they could have one, and before long I was giving them all sticker-tattoos.
Elevating an artform: Pakistan's Truck Art
I read an article by Tim Hyland where he’s interviews a field researcher on the art of the painted trucks of Pakistan. He talks about how the art form probably began, and the costs of producing such a work of art: five-thousand american dollars in a country where a dollar will buy you a feast. In Hyland’s interview of Jamal J. Elias, we discover that in Pakistan, these trucks go...
Photos from my residency at the Art & Cultural...
Special thanks to ACSL board president Susanna Gyulamiryan who made made so much of this possible. Here’s a link to my artist statement posted on the Art & Cultural Studies Lab website. The photos are from the opening exhibition of the finished work at the exhibition in Armenia.
Asheer & Peregrine's "Shuttlecart" featured as one...
I was proud to see that our collaborative work was featured in this article by Alice Thorson, included as “one of the the great visual artworks of 2011”. My collaboration with Peregrine Honig (pictured) is featured front and center. The project was also mentioned by Mo
Artist looks to trucks to showcase Pakistan's...
Dana Self wrote a strong piece on my work last year. I had just purchased the old body of a 1952 Chevy Grain truck, a truck similar in shape and design to the base models that are used in India and Pakistan known colloquilaliy as the “Jingle Truck.” Here’s the piece by Dana Self, one of the leading art writers in Kansas City, and a curatorial member of the Kansas City...
Moving a Mountain (2010) by local filmmaker Gor Baghdasaryan was awarded Best International Documentary at FiLUMS, the 5th annual LUMS film festival in Pakistan. According to the Manana Youth Films website, despite being only 20 minutes long, the film was awarded the prize not in the short but in the long-form documentary category. The film, produced by Manana Youth Films, took three months of...
Book & Scroll article in the Review Magazine.
“In the short story collection Tales of the Impossible, edited by illusionist David Copperfield, there’s a piece by E. Paul Wilson titled … Sorry. It’s unprintable. Not because it’s obscene, but because the title is made up of letters layered over each other to produce a five-glyph mystery. (Spoiler alert: If you look closely, you can tell that the letters are...
Asheer Akram "Book 2" write-up in the Review... →
Book and Scroll was allowed to fully interact with weather conditions, the resulting oxidation giving it the appearance of venerable age. Book 2, by contrast, is not merely bright, but bold. Its coat of red paint lends the piece an air of urgency. Does the calligraphy contain some encoded proclamation? A prophetic warning? A call to action? The artist isn’t saying. As with the previous...
Here’s a clip from Moving a Mountain, a film created by a group of young Armenian filmmakers who I met during my artist’s residency in Armenia. From their site: Preview of Moving a Mountain, about Asheer Akram, a young American sculptor, who visits Armenia for three months to make a metal sculpture to be placed in one of the biggest art museums in Yerevan. This work is the embodiment...