TEXTILE TRADITIONS RE-IMAGINED : Exhibition of International Contemporary Artists From Brazil to Uzbekistan

We are delighted to present an online exhibition of contemporary artists who revisit ancient textile traditions and patterns: Faig Ahmed (Azerbaijan), Mulyana (Indonesia),  Bruno Miguel (Brazil), Marela Zacarias (Mexico/US), Dilyara Kaipova (Uzbekistan), Saule Dyussenbina (Kazakhstan)  Uurintuya Dagvasambuu (Mongolia) ,Uthman Wahaab (Nigeria). 

 

  • Faig Ahmed

    Faig Ahmed

    Faig Ahmed (Azerbaijan) is well known for his conceptual works that utilize traditional decorative craft and the visual language of carpets into contemporary sculptural works of art. His work reimagines ancient crafts and create new visual boundaries by deconstructing traditions and stereotypes.

  • Mulyana

    Mulyana

    Mulyana (Indonesia) formed his alter-ego, the Mogus (monster), which is an acronym that merges the Gurita animal (octopus) with Mulyana’s family name (Sigarantang). His colorful, knit installations are emblematic of the global social and environmental concerns we currently face and inspire a renewed responsibility for both nature and the respect of all persons.

    • Mulyana Harmony 17, 2021 Yarn, dacron, cable wire, plastic net 45 1/4 x 37 3/4 x 20 7/8 in 115 x 96 x 53 cm
      Mulyana
      Harmony 17, 2021
      Yarn, dacron, cable wire, plastic net
      45 1/4 x 37 3/4 x 20 7/8 in
      115 x 96 x 53 cm
    • Mulyana HARMONY 19, 2021 Yarn, dacron, cable wire, plastic net 52 3/4 x 46 1/2 x 16 7/8 in 134 x 118 x 43 cm
      Mulyana
      HARMONY 19, 2021
      Yarn, dacron, cable wire, plastic net
      52 3/4 x 46 1/2 x 16 7/8 in
      134 x 118 x 43 cm
    • Mulyana Mogus 36, 2020 Yarn, dacron 9 1/2 x 24 3/4 x 4 3/4 in 24 x 63 x 12 cm
      Mulyana
      Mogus 36, 2020
      Yarn, dacron
      9 1/2 x 24 3/4 x 4 3/4 in
      24 x 63 x 12 cm
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  • Bruno Miguel

    Bruno Miguel

    Bruno Miguel (Brazil), an inveterate collector of quotidian objects, Miguel's practice explores the fluid relationships and personal stories embedded in familiar household items and consumer products to reframe the International dimensions of Pop Art and the avant-garde in Brazil. Miguel's paintings and installations – which frequently manipulate traditional Carnival techniques in polyurethane foam, resin, and papier-mâché – convey the layered histories of Rio de Janeiro's landscape from a critical periphery.

    • Bruno Miguel Pictorial Seduction, 2019 Acrylic, oil and spray paint over Gobelin 27 1/2 x 27 1/8 in 70 x 69 cm
      Bruno Miguel
      Pictorial Seduction, 2019
      Acrylic, oil and spray paint over Gobelin
      27 1/2 x 27 1/8 in
      70 x 69 cm
    • Bruno Miguel Bohemian pictorial narratives, 2018 Acrylic on gobelin 19 3/4 x 20 1/2 in 50 x 52 cm
      Bruno Miguel
      Bohemian pictorial narratives, 2018
      Acrylic on gobelin
      19 3/4 x 20 1/2 in
      50 x 52 cm
    • Bruno Miguel Pictorial Regrets, 2019 Acrylic, oil, and spray paint over vintage tapestry 18 1/8 x 18 7/8 in 46 x 48 cm
      Bruno Miguel
      Pictorial Regrets, 2019
      Acrylic, oil, and spray paint over vintage tapestry
      18 1/8 x 18 7/8 in
      46 x 48 cm
  • Marela Zacarias

    Marela Zacarias

    Marela Zacarias (Mexico/US) works with a labor-intensive process that merges sculpture with painting. Through sanding, polishing, and painting, she creates sculptures with the quality of fabric, filled with movement and expressive quality. She then paints the sculptures with original patterns and geometric abstract shapes that are inspired by her research.

    • Marela Zacarias South Wall, 2018 Acrylic on plaster, wire mesh, mirrorized Detroit window 61 x 59 x 17 in 154.9 x 149.9 x 43.2 cm
      Marela Zacarias
      South Wall, 2018
      Acrylic on plaster, wire mesh, mirrorized Detroit window
      61 x 59 x 17 in
      154.9 x 149.9 x 43.2 cm
    • Marela Zacarias Philae (Egyptian Ronda), 2016 Wood, window screen, plaster, joint compound, polymer and acrylic paint 39 x 37 x 14 in 99.1 x 94 x 35.6 cm
      Marela Zacarias
      Philae (Egyptian Ronda), 2016
      Wood, window screen, plaster, joint compound, polymer and acrylic paint
      39 x 37 x 14 in
      99.1 x 94 x 35.6 cm
    • Marela Zacarias South Wall, 2018 Mirrored window, acrylic on plaster, wire mesh, wood 61 x 59 x 17 in 154.9 x 149.9 x 43.2 cm
      Marela Zacarias
      South Wall, 2018
      Mirrored window, acrylic on plaster, wire mesh, wood
      61 x 59 x 17 in
      154.9 x 149.9 x 43.2 cm
  • Dilyara Kaipova

    Dilyara Kaipova

    Dilyara Kaipova (Uzbekistan) works with Uzbek textiles, reviving its centuries-long traditions, to make this medium relevant to current socio-cultural and ecological problems of the region and its post-modern history. Kaipova's practice is located at the interaction of folk artisan traditions and contemporaneity. The artist designs original patterns and produces her ikat fabrics in collaboration with traditional masters. She also sources and uses vintage fabrics and embroideries – local fabrics of the Soviet period and ‘naive’ homemade embroideries.

    • Dilyara Kaipova Mickey Maus Robe, 2020 Ikat cotton fabric is designed by the artist and handmade in collaboration with a workshop in Margilan, Uzbekistan. 45 x 68 1/2 in 114.3 x 174 cm
      Dilyara Kaipova
      Mickey Maus Robe, 2020
      Ikat cotton fabric is designed by the artist and handmade in collaboration with a workshop in Margilan, Uzbekistan.
      45 x 68 1/2 in
      114.3 x 174 cm
    • Dilyara Kaipova Kremlin, 2021 Ikat cotton fabric is designed by the artist and handmade in collaboration with a workshop in Margilan, Uzbekistan. 45 x 66 in 114.3 x 167.6 cm
      Dilyara Kaipova
      Kremlin, 2021
      Ikat cotton fabric is designed by the artist and handmade in collaboration with a workshop in Margilan, Uzbekistan.
      45 x 66 in
      114.3 x 167.6 cm
    • Dilyara Kaipova Adidas, 2021 Handmade Ikat cotton robe
      Dilyara Kaipova
      Adidas, 2021
      Handmade Ikat cotton robe
    • Dilyara Kaipova Radiation, 2021 Silk velvet – bakhmal, silk
      Dilyara Kaipova
      Radiation, 2021
      Silk velvet – bakhmal, silk
  • Saule Dyussenbina

    Saule Dyussenbina

    Saule Dyussenbina (Kazakhstan) is a Kazakh multimedia artist known for her whimsical revisions of Western art history and humorous inserts of Central Asian culture, Asian female artists and herself into the male dominated Western canon. In her pantings, watercolors, prints and animations she addresses feminism, urbanism, Central Asian identity, and the role of the artist through the prism of her nomadic heritage.

    • Saule Dyussenbina Athletic Ornament, 2017 Print, edition 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in 40 x 40 cm
      Saule Dyussenbina
      Athletic Ornament, 2017
      Print, edition
      15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in
      40 x 40 cm
    • Saule Dyussenbina Celebratory Ornament, New York edition, 2020 Print, edition 1/3 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in 40 x 40 cm
      Saule Dyussenbina
      Celebratory Ornament, New York edition, 2020
      Print, edition 1/3
      15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in
      40 x 40 cm
    • Saule Dyussenbina Vignette Series: Mice and Birds, 2021 Print, edition 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 in 21.1 x 29.7 cm
      Saule Dyussenbina
      Vignette Series: Mice and Birds, 2021
      Print, edition
      8 1/4 x 11 3/4 in
      21.1 x 29.7 cm
  • Uurintuya Dagvasambuu

    Uurintuya Dagvasambuu

    Uurintuya Dagvasambuu (Mongolia) is a contemporary master of the Mongol Zurag painting, and is widely respected for her innovations in this style. She notably integrates traditional Mongolian and Buddhists motifs with contemporary themes, as she chronicles the lives of women and everyday, mundane life across the seasons in her post-nomadic homeland.

    • Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu Protected III, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 55 3/4 x 21 3/4 in 142.875 x 55.245 cm
      Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu
      Protected III, 2020
      Acrylic on canvas
      55 3/4 x 21 3/4 in
      142.875 x 55.245 cm
    • Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu The Flower and People, 2012 acrylic on canvas 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in 100 x 100 cm
      Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu
      The Flower and People, 2012
      acrylic on canvas
      39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in
      100 x 100 cm
    • Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu The Evanescent Dream, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 59 1/8 x 59 1/8 cm 150 x 150 in
      Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu
      The Evanescent Dream, 2018
      Acrylic on canvas
      59 1/8 x 59 1/8 cm
      150 x 150 in
  • Uthman Wahaab

    Uthman Wahaab (Nigeria) is an artist who possesses an overarching interest in social phenomenon; yet, he is not concerned with a consistent use of medium or even singular aesthetic style. Utilizing the disciplines of painting, graphics design, film, photography, sculpture and installation, Wahaab’s work positions a critical lens at social phenomenon not only within Africa; but also, globally. He is keenly critical of the impact of technology on shifting cultural structures, and the complex conundrum of navigating traditional values and social and economic progress. Each series is an in depth analysis of a new sociological study, and an exciting study manipulating new material. Wahaab’s range in style, medium, and process is vast and impressive; he is an artist who both welcomes and successfully wrangles new ideas and modes of artmaking.

    • Uthman Wahaab Àntí Àdùnní (Victorian Lagos Series), 2018 Acrylic, oil, charcoal and Textile Print on canvas 36 x 48 in 91.4 x 121.9 cm
      Uthman Wahaab
      Àntí Àdùnní (Victorian Lagos Series), 2018
      Acrylic, oil, charcoal and Textile Print on canvas
      36 x 48 in
      91.4 x 121.9 cm
    • Uthman Wahaab Undressing, 2018 Conté, charcoal, and pastel on paper 23 x 30 in 58.4 x 76.2 cm
      Uthman Wahaab
      Undressing, 2018
      Conté, charcoal, and pastel on paper
      23 x 30 in
      58.4 x 76.2 cm