Rethreading and Retracing Textiles & Techniques

Thursday 27th February 2020 - Sunday 3rd May 2020

Aga Khan Foundation presents an exhibition by internationally renowned textile artist Bita Ghezelayagh

Using traditional embroidery along with found materials, Ghezelayagh transforms disused textiles, giving them a renewed sense of life and an altogether different purpose. This process of juxtaposition freshens the old and gives life to the neglected. The exhibition gives us a glimpse into her practice which is influenced by her Iranian cultural heritage.

Included are a series of new works – carpet squares rethreaded in part with coloured wool are adorned with simmering mirror borders to give a jewel-like aesthetic. While her new Off Cut series reveals deconstructed forms that resemble templates for body armour. This exhibition connects us to Bita’s cultural history of textile traditions in Iran as well as her fascination and love for beautiful old materials and techniques.

Find out more about the exhibition at the Aga Khan Centre website.

Aga Khan Centre,10 Handyside St,Kings Cross,London, N1C 4DN London Rethreading and Retracing Textiles & Techniques
  • Location

    Aga Khan Centre
    10 Handyside St
    Kings Cross
    London, N1C 4DN

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