Locked in Space

From Kanishka Raja's new series, "In The Future No One Will Have A Past" (2007). Photo: Image courtesy of Envoy, New York.

East meets West visually in Boston-based Indian artist Kanishka Raja's two-venue exhibition "In The Future No One Will Have A Past," opening next week at Envoy on the Lower East Side and Tilton on the Upper East Side. We're not sure if this entirely intentional, but the grill — derived from a photograph of a now-destroyed sixteenth-century mosque — suggests some pretty terrifying (though aesthetically pleasing) security at the obscured airport. —Rachel Wolff