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16th April 2014
An exhibition of work by one of the UK’s most exciting British Pakistani artists opens at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 24 May 2014.
Symmetry in Sculpture’ presents visitors with intriguing and engaging three-dimensional wall sculptures, which are inspired by the complex patterns emerging from simple repeating shape as found in Islamic art.
This will be the largest display of Hussain’s work, who has spent many years perfecting the traditional techniques used to create mathematical geometric art, and adapting them to make works with a contemporary character. The exhibition has been made possible thanks to support from Arts Council England.
Zarah Hussain comments; “I am delighted that my work will be presented in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and really pleased show my collection in a city that embodies creativity and diversity.”
Rebecca Bridgman, Curator of Islamic & South Asian Art at Birmingham Museums said; “We are incredible pleased to be showing these amazing new works by Zarah. There is some extraordinary contemporary art emerging from British artists inspired by the artistic traditions of the Islamic World, and we are pleased to be able to present this alongside Birmingham’s own collection”
Symmetry in Sculpture will be on display concurrently to ‘True to Life?: New Photography from the Middle East’ (open 7 June - 2 Nov 2014). This exhibition questions what is real, staged or imaginary in a series of contemporary photographs taken by internationally acclaimed artists from the Middle East.
Entry to exhibitions are free of charge (activities and events may incur an additional charge) and open daily (Saturday - Thursday 10.00am – 5.00pm, Friday 10.30am – 5.00pm)
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