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.