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Nazgol Ansarinia

Nazgol Ansarinia, Mendings (carpet), 2010

Mixed media, 195 x 95 cm

Edel Assanti is pleased to present Metatextile, an exhibition drawing together historic and contemporary works united in their employment of fabric and textiles as a means of challenging prevalent social hierarchies, historical narratives and perceived value systems. 

The exhibition aims to highlight the consistent artistic strategies surrounding the use of textiles as an avant-garde medium. These include the outsourcing of labour as a method of retaining proximity to specific traditions or communities; the assimilation of culturally-specific aesthetic languages as a critique of the orders of value, history or identity that they evoke; the collapsing of public and private domains to draw attention to the relationship between citizen and state, ideology and individual, and domestic versus communal.

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