Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Rebellious Artist’s Psychedelic Rugs

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Gisela Williams
Faig Ahmed Creates Glitched-Out Contemporary Rugs from Traditional Azerbaijani Textiles
NEW YORK---The first time the artist Faig Ahmed worked with textiles was when he was a student at the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art in Baku: He stole rolls of printed fabric from the fashion department and used them to cover the school’s unattractive, five-story Soviet-era facade. He was promptly expelled, but now that same iconoclasm is creating a stir with his mind-bending carpets: traditional Azerbaijani designs that have been psychedelically reassembled. NYU Abu Dhabai: "Black Sheep" (Ends August 19, 2016). 19 Washington Square North, New York, NY; 212-992-7200; nyuad.nyu.edu. [link]

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The nomination of Jameel Prize-3- Faig Ahmed from Faig Ahmed on Vimeo.