Jagdeep Raina in Art Basel

Editors’ picks: Five exhibitions to see in May By Art Basel’s Editorial team Every six weeks, members of Art Basel’s Editorial team pick their favorite exhibitions across the globe. Here are five shows not to miss in May. Jagdeep Raina ‘Towards the valley’ Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris Until June 3, 2023 In this subtle show, Canadian artist Jagdeep Raina presents recent embroideries, quilts, and works on paper. Born in Canada, …
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Hangama Amiri in Art Basel

Artists of the Asian diaspora turn hybridity into resilience at Art Basel By Cleo Roberts-Komireddi Among the 18 artists showing in Statements at Art Basel in Basel this year are Baseera Khan, Hardeep Pandhal, and Hangama Amiri. Each artist harnesses their diasporic identity to explore experiences of hybridity and disaffection. […] Textiles are likewise loaded with notions of belonging and displacement for Hangama Amiri. Sewing was a constant activity in …
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Eve Tagny in BOMB Magazine

Eve Tagny Interviewed by Heather Canlas Rigg By Heather Canlas Rigg I first encountered Eve Tagny’s work a number of years ago at Xpace Gallery in Toronto. The gallery walls were lined with a curtain of clear plastic sheets that had sporadic pockets holding dried flowers, rocks, and leaves. In the center of the room was a large pile of soil; within this was a screen that looped a video of …
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Scott Treleaven in Artforum

Critics’ Picks Scott Treleaven at Cooper Cole By Brandon Kaufman Between 1996 and 1999, Scott Treleaven produced the influential zine This Is the Salivation Army, which often featured violent, black-and-white collages of male bodies piled on top of one another. The artist would treat each twink’s nubile torso with Eucharistic solemnity; like William S. Burroughs and David Wojnarowicz before him, he found in homosexuality both the exquisitely seraphic and the utterly …
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Hangama Amiri in The American Scholar

Hangama Amiri Afghan Women’s Lives, Past and Present By Noelani Kirschner Hangama Amiri migrated with her family from their native Afghanistan to Canada after the Taliban seized power in the mid-1990s. Two years ago, as the Taliban was gaining ground once again, Amiri was asked to create works for a solo exhibition at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut. She dedicated it to the past, present, and future of …
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Paul P. in The Globe and Mail

Paul P. exhibit at National Gallery of Canada fuses contemporary work with historical precedents By Kate Taylor The Toronto artist known as Paul P. was born in 1977, which means he came of age after the height of the AIDS crisis. That’s relevant to his art because it looks backward to pre-AIDS erotica, pulled from the pages of 1960s gay-porn magazines or inspired by the more coded images of the …
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Hangama Amiri in The Yale Review

Home Isn’t One Place A textile tribute to the Afghan diaspora By Eugenia Bell The Afghan-born artist Hangama Amiri’s vivid, painterly tapestries explore notions of gender, community, and the essence of home. In her work, the most quotidian places and objects—a nail salon, a vanity, a kitchen table—become sites of cultural remembrance and fellowship among women. Amiri, whose family fled Taliban-ruled Kabul in 1996 and who now lives in the United …
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Jagdeep Raina in Frieze

Five Emerging Artists Exploring Heritage and Environment at Frieze New York 2023 By Frieze Staff Featuring galleries aged 12 years or younger from across the world, the Focus section at Frieze New York brings together some of today’s most exciting emerging artists. This year’s highlights include artists that interrogate cultural heritage and environmental change. Working in textile, drawing, ceramics, and video animation, Jagdeep Raina examines narratives of the Sikh and …
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Geoff McFetridge in The Hollywood Reporter

‘Geoff McFetridge: Drawing a Life’ Review: A Portrait of an Artist Attempting to Stay Faithful to His Vision By Justin Lowe There’s more than writer-director Spike Jonze tying together films like Adaptation, Her and Where the Wild Things Are: They all share titles designed by Geoff McFetridge, a prolific visual artist who often works behind the scenes on a wide variety of media and advertising projects. From Nike and Vans footwear to Pepsi billboards and …
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Geoff McFetridge in Deadline

SXSW First Look: ‘Geoff McFetridge: Drawing A Life’ Examines Artist Whose Work Surrounds Us, From Apple Watches To Nike Ads By Matthew Carey In an interview with the New York Review of Books last year, artist Geoff McFetridge noted that he grew up in the 1970s and ‘80s, a time “when culture became really good at speaking with images.” He became remarkably dexterous himself at communicating through images in design and artwork that …
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