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January 05, 2015

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Text by Huzan Tata

A dual show in New Delhi reveals how textiles can be used to create art

International artists Isabella Ducrot and Andrea Anastasio work in different media – one works with textiles and the other is known for his sculptural installations and photographs. But Gallery SKE’s latest show binds their works by a common theme – their time in India. Anastasio will be showing photographic prints of the storage of textiles, and Murano glass vases woven through with thread, in an ‘intriguing marriage of material’.

Ducrot, who is fascinated by textiles as they best ‘represent political, social, and linguistic relations symbolically’, will have on display art from two series of her works. In one, fine Tibetan gauze is applied to paper to present a grid-like web. The other involves repetition of patterns common in Ottoman art on precious textiles. Says Siddharth Laxman of GallerySKE, “from a curatorial point of view, the works and practices of both the artists are very responsive to each other”.

The exhibition will be on display at GallerySKE, New Delhi (Shivam House, 14F Middle Circle, Connaught Place) until January 17, 2015.

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