The lovers of apadana
Leighton House Museum
12 Holland Park Road, London
6 October - 5 december 2018
Artist Talks, 12 & 23 November, 6.30pm
Leighton House presents The Lovers of Apadana, a new collection of work by Bita Ghezelayagh. In it she uses traditional textiles to explore universal themes of love and war whilst also paying attention to the small dissonances that colour our everyday lives. The show will be open to the general public from Saturday 6 October until Wednesday 5 December 2018.
Ghezelayagh’s work is influenced by traditional Iranian arts. In this latest body of work, she deploys her trademark textiles of velvet, silk, felt and carpet fragments, in masterful and inventive ways; transforming them into abstract shapes and courting lovers.
The ingredients of Ghezelayagh’s work may be Middle Eastern, but the flavours are universal and understandable to all. Ghezelayagh’s international appeal is demonstrated by the breadth of institutions that hold her work in their permanent collections, including the British Museum, the Jameel Foundation in Saudi Arabia, the Farjam Foundation in Dubai, the Devi Art Foundation in Delhi and the Lajeverdi Foundation in Tehran.
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