Alia Ali @studio.alia.ali
will be the Project Series 53 artist and the 1st Project Series artist to show at the new Benton Museum of Art @pomonacollege
starting Sept. 1, 2020. FMI pomona.edu/museum
Repost from @neworleansmuseumofart Congratulations to artist Alia Ali, whose upcoming exhibition at NOMA, "Alia Ali: Flux," was highlighted by Galerie as one of the five most anticipated museum debuts in 2020.
"Textiles appear in Ali’s practice as a unifier of all cultures and an accessible medium used for art and craft in a wide array of geographies, as well as a border between bodies and their surroundings. 'FLUX,' which will open at New Orleans Museum of Art’s Great Hall, introduces the artist’s photographs of anonymous bodies shrouded in African wax print fabrics in captivating patterns and bright colors inside upholstered frames. Presenting fabric as a symbol of politicized intimacy and privacy, Ali both questions and celebrates the mystery behind garbs, taking cues from studio photography, fashion editorials, and African printing technique, which relates to colonialist pasts and domestic labor. Freed from notions of gender, age, class, or race, the figures are both empowered and hobbled by fabrics dominating their bodies, expressively embodied in their dramatic postures that blend into the equally mesmerizing backgrounds they pose before." - @galeriemagazine
“Alia Ali: FLUX” will be on view in NOMA's Great Hall from February 21 through August 2.
Tap the link in our bio to read the full piece from Galerie.
[Alia Ali, Constellation, FLUX Series, 2019, Pigment print mounted on aluminum dibond with UV laminate with frame upholstered in African wax print fabric, 48 x 36 x 2 inches (framed), Courtesy of Galerie Peter Sillem © Alia Ali, 2019. Photo by: Alia Ali] #nomaflux
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