'A Courtier in Love; a two dimensional portrait'
Thread on Tapestry
8' x 4'
'Karachi-based artist Marium Agha’s tempestuous tapestry sculpture A Courtier in Love-A Two Dimensional Portrait deconstructs a found tapestry, one of the tokens of Western-centric Orientalism. Torn apart into its yarns and ropes, the poetically mangled tapestry no longer reflects the romantic landscape once woven into its surface, but instead, it conveys a subtly determined political commentary. With its draping corners and shattered aura, Agha’s unadorned relic, like many of the works in the exhibition, manifests a vocal and unabashed resistance.' - Osman Can Yerebakan @haussmancan
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