Thursday, November 24, 2016

Faig Ahmed's glitch art rugs weave technology into tradition

By Kara Weisenstein
Coherency, Faig Ahmed, 2016. Image Courtesy of Faig Ahmed Studio
UNITED KINGDOM---Intricately patterned rugs glitch and pixelate in the fascinating fibrous constellations of Faig Ahmed. When you first see's work, it's hard to understand what you're looking at. Ahmed's intricate artworks are actually entirely woven by hand. On November 17, Ahmed opened a new solo show at Sapar Contemporary in New York City. Source Code is an interrogation of consciousness and language, drawing on the traditions of woven textiles. The show dissects our ideas of symbolism and communication, translating ancient modes of literally weaving stories into tapestries with the ways we present ideas in the digital age. [link]