november, 2019

14novallday07janHAMRA ABBAS | Open Cube


Event Details

Open Cube by Hamra Abbas follows her earlier exhibition Kaaba Picture as a Misprint, shown at Lawrie Shabibi in 2014, featuring new prints and marble inlay works that focus on form, line, and colour in the context of religious iconography, architecture, and geometric abstraction. While referencing specific cultural metaphors, Abbas here is in dialogue with the conceptual work of Sol LeWitt, notably his engagement with the cube (i.e. Incomplete Open Cubes). Abbas’ intervention is a play on formalism within the context of Mughal art and design. The use of parchinkari (marble inlay – a compositional technique mastered by the Mughal artisans in the 17th century) gives new material identity and meaning to the existing variations on the cube by LeWitt, along with presenting a brand new variation in the form of a marble floor piece.

Courtesy of Lawrie Shabibi.


November 14 (Thursday) - January 7 (Tuesday)


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