Rachid KoraÏchi Shortlisted for Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Rachid KoraÏchi Shortlisted for Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Rachid Koraïchi

June 2, 2022

Aicon is proud to announce Rachid Koraïchi’s Le Jardin d’Afrique in Zarzis, Tunisia, has been shortlisted for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2020-2022 cycle. The Jardin was a focal point of his solo exhibition at the gallery earlier this year: Le Chant de l’Ardent Désir.

The New Arab | The Sublime is an Experience Looking for Context

The New Arab | The Sublime is an Experience Looking for Context

Algerian artist Rachid Koraïchi's Le Chant de l'Ardent Désir

March 10, 2022

Inimitable Algerian artist Rachid Koraïchi's latest exhibition Le Chant de l’Ardent Désir is a transcendental and hypnotic experience that compels the viewer into examining our shared experiences of loss, longing, human suffering and dignity.

Settimana | Entendre le cri des migrants

Settimana | Entendre le cri des migrants

Rachid Koraïchi

Denouncing in particular the situation on the island of Lampedusa, as well as the ravages of "globalization and indifference," David Miliband praised the "remarkable project carried out in Zarzis, which is an inspiration to us all. All over the world there is every reason to think that nothing can change, but through your art and your determination to remind us of our common humanity, you show that special things happen when people take responsibility," he said to Rachid Koraïchi. "This is an impressive gift you are giving us. There is an interaction between art and public affairs, and in a time marked by so much drama, perhaps it is art that reminds us of our humanity," he said. Before adding that the artist has made a lie of Stalin's famous phrase: "The death of a man is a tragedy. The death of a million men is a statistic. With the Jardin d’Afrique, you have shown that the thousands of migrants who die in the sea are not statistics," he concluded.

Dart International Magazine | Rachid Koraïchi: Le Chant de l’Ardent Désir

Dart International Magazine | Rachid Koraïchi: Le Chant de l’Ardent Désir

Rachid Koraïchi

February 19, 2022

Open till March 12, 2022, this is Aicon Art’s third solo show celebrating the art of Rachid Koraïchi—humanist, polymath, creator of art carrying universal significance. While originating in a culture permeated by Quranic scholarship and Sufi mysticism, his art crosses artistic frontiers going beyond Islamic calligraphy and inscription. In inventing a unique artistic language, Koraïchi draws upon many languages and cultures, including those of the Berber and Tuareg peoples. Within his fold, too, are invented Chinese ideograms plus magical squares and talismanic glyphs and other auspicious signs. Also most impressive is the range of his materials, the employment of which has often inspired the artist to create a symbiotic partnership with designers and artisans around the globe. 

Spotlight: Algerian-Born Artist Rachid Koraïchi Creates a Shrine for Migrants Lost in the Mediterranean Sea

Spotlight: Algerian-Born Artist Rachid Koraïchi Creates a Shrine for Migrants Lost in the Mediterranean Sea

Artnet News

Every month, hundreds of galleries add newly available works by thousands of artists to the Artnet Gallery Network—and every week, we shine a spotlight on one artist you should know. This week, Artnet spotlights Rachid Koraïchi at Aicon Gallery.