Exhibition organised by the Hayward Gallery, London in association with Kunsthalle Zürich.
South African artist Igshaan Adams' cross-disciplinary practice combines aspects of weaving, sculpture and installation whilst exploring concerns related to race, religion and sexuality. Drawing on the material and formal iconographies of Islam, his intricate textile works also reference the socio-political histories of creole communities.
This exhibition is on view at the Hayward Gallery London from 19 May–25 July 2021. There the exhibition was realised as a single immersive environment. Each work, and the exhibition as a whole, is composed of multiple patterns. These explore the potential of woven material to reflect the multiplicities of Adams’ own identity and of broader cultural interchange.
Curated by Tarini Malik (Hayward Gallery) and Daniel Baumann (Kunsthalle Zurich)
A film produced in partnership with Nowness, Hayward Gallery and Kunsthalle Zürich. Igshaan Adams: Kicking Dust is on display 19 May–25 July 2021 at Hayward Gallery and 5 February–22 May 2022 at Kunsthalle Zürich. Courtesy Hayward Gallery and Kunsthalle Zürich.