The Hayward Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in the UK of South African artist Igshaan Adams (b. 1982). The 2018 winner of the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award, Igshaan Adams lives and works in Cape Town. The artist’s cross-disciplinary practice combines aspects of weaving, sculpture and installation whilst exploring concerns related to race, religion and sexuality.
The exhibition consists largely of new work produced during an artist residency Adams undertook at the A4 Foundation in Cape Town and on the occasion of the show. Presented as a single immersive environment with suspended sculptures, large-scale floor based weavings and tapestries hung on the wall, the installation responds to Hayward’s iconic Brutalist gallery space. Each work, and the exhibition as a whole, is composed of multiple patterns that explore the potential of woven material to reflect not only the multiplicities of Adams’ own identity but of broader cultural interchange.
|Duration||19 May 2021 - 25 July 2021|
|Times||11am – 7pm, Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday|
|Cost||£12 (includes entry to upper galleries Matthew Barney: Redoubt)|
|Address||Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX|
|Contact||0844 875 0073 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.southbankcentre.co.uk|