Frieze London 2019

03 Oct – 06 Oct 2019

Jhaveri Contemporary is delighted to participate in Frieze London with artists Monika Correa (in the section Woven, curated by Cosmin Costinas) and Shezad Dawood (in the section Live, curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt).

Monika Correa belongs to a small group of Indian textile artists who elevated weaving to fine art. For Frieze London, she presents a group of black-and-white tapestries made primarily with unbleached cotton and wool between 1986 and 2019. To achieve greater expressionistic qualities in her work, Correa devised techniques that challenged the methodology of weaving itself. While early works like 'Cruella' (1988) and 'Snowscape' (1986) are primarily pictorial, capturing the patterns, colours and textures of the natural world, over five decades, her tapestries have been increasingly experimental and abstract. 

Shezad Dawood’s multi-layered performance work for Frieze LIVE, 'University of NonDualism’, is a series of collaborations built around a ‘stage set’ conceived by Dawood which takes its starting point from the work of Muzharul Islam, a modernist architect, urban planner, educator and activist from Bangladesh (1923–2012). Considered the Grand Master of regional modernism in South Asia, Islam’s style and influence dominated Bangladesh’s architectural scene in the 1960s and 70s. Drawing on the startlingly futuristic geometry of Islam’s drawings, Dawood’s adaptable stage set functions somewhere between architecture and tapestry.

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