Experimenter presents Still/Moving in Pursuit of Form, a solo by Ayesha Sultana at Art Basel 2019, in an exploration of form, space, material and movement through a new body of work encompassing sculpture, drawing and painting. The project threadsmuch of Sultana's ongoing practice, delving into spatial modes of expression that cultivate attention or a way of looking, keeping in perspective her urban surroundings in Dhaka that are in a constant state of flux. For Sultana, navigation through the citybecomes an exercise of understanding and finely balancing one's own body in relation to the built environment, much as understanding the spatial occurrences and relationships between the works on view at the stand and their intrinsic mediums.
Still...Moving in Pursuit of Form by Ayesha Sultana is an exploration of form, space, material, and movement through sculpture, drawing, and painting. It explores spatial modes of expression that reflect upon her urban surroundings in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a bustling capital in a constant state of flux. For Sultana, navigation through the city is an exercise of understanding and finely balancing one's own body in relation to the built environment.
Sultana refers to her work as a verb, the act of mark-making, repetition, and movement being essential aspects of her practice. The dissonance between appearance and reality is apparent. Her graphite drawings resemble abstract architectural forms, whereas the gestural arrangements of her sculptures are reflections on transience, balance, and weight. The exhibition is an exercise in contemplating how physical space conveys an emotive force. In her nuanced explorations of tempo and repetition, Sultana refers to that first moment when things start to coalesce in the understanding of the whole as opposed to the singular.
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Private Days (by invitation only)
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 11am to 8pm
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 11am to 8pm
Vernissage (by invitation only)
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 4pm to 8pm
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 11am to 7pm
Friday, June 14, 2019, 11am to 7pm
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 11am to 7pm
Sunday, June 16, 2019, 11am to 7pm