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Igshaan Adams: Kicking Dust, Hayward Gallery

May 19 - July 25


£12
Kicking Dust Igshaan Adams, Cloud V, 2019. Wire, beads and mixed media 112 x 173 x 128cm ©Igshaan Adams Courtesy of the artist and Blank Projects, Cape Town

The Hayward Gallery, Southbank will present Kicking Dust, the first solo exhibition of the South African artist Igshaan Adams from May to July 2021.

In it Adams will reimagine the brutalist architecture of the Hayward Gallery as an immersive textile environment by hanging cloud-like sculptures and woven tectonic plates. Adams has been inspired by his childhood in Cape Town and memories of the indigenous Riel dancing of the Northern Cape, which is the dust kicking that inspires the exhibition’s name.

An exploration of race, religion and sexuality, Kicking Dust draws heavily on Islamic iconography and the artist’s Islamic faith. Visually surreal and fantastical, it’s an exhibition about heart, community, togetherness and our commonality.

Igshaan Adams Studio at the A4 Arts Foundation in Cape Town, 2020. Courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.(2)
Igshaan Adams Studio at the A4 Arts Foundation in Cape Town, 2020. Courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.

Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff, says, “We are thrilled to be able to present a major new installation by Igshaan Adams, one of the most innovative young artists working today. Adams’ intricately woven sculptures and tapestries, fashioned from an expansive and exhilarating range of materials, reflect on the complex interconnections that contribute to contemporary identities.

“His Hayward Gallery installation invites us to reimagine how we navigate complex social landscapes defined by an ever-evolving weave of differences and desires.”

Kicking Dust is curated by Tarini Malik and Marie-Charlotte Carrier.

Igshaan Adams is the winner of the 2018 Standard Bank Young Artist award. He lives and works in Cape Town.

Panel Discussion

On 16 June at 6:30pm there will also be a zoom panel dicussion held on National Youth Day in South Africa, which marks the 1976 Soweto Uprising, featuring Adams led by Ashraj Jamal.

Tickets for Kicking Dust

Range from £12 (which also includes entry to Matthew Barney: Redoubt). There are concessions. Southbank Centre Members go free. These can be bought here.

Igshaan Adams working in his studio at the A4 Arts Foundation in Cape Town, 2020. Courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.
Igshaan Adams working in his studio at the A4 Arts Foundation in Cape Town, 2020. Courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.

When is Kicking Dust?

19 May to 25 July 2021

Where is the Hayward Gallery?

Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX.


Main image: Igshaan Adams, Cloud V, 2019. ©Igshaan Adams Courtesy of the artist and Blank Projects, Cape Town.


Details

Start:
May 19
End:
July 25
Cost:
£12
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Website:
https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/art-exhibitions/igshaan-adams-kicking-dust?eventId=868250

Venue

Hayward Gallery
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London,SE1 8XXUnited Kingdom
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Website:
www.southbankcentre.co.uk