This catalogue published by blank projects showcases selected works by Igshaan Adams between 2009 and 2018. Adams’ work is rooted in the artist’s culture and identity, and provides a critical reflection on the intersections of religion, sexuality and race. His work has been described by Art Times as “quiet activism”, and he describes his practice in the same publication as follows; “I am concerned with my two environments: the internal and the external; and the constant exchange of information between the two. As I project myself onto the world, so too do I internalize the world’s projections onto me.”
This first monograph of Adams’ work was published on the occasion of his Standard Bank Young Artist Award 2018. His range and versatility with form including tapestry, sculpture and performance are made evident throughout the publication, which also includes texts from Justin Davy, Ala Rabiha Alhourani, Jade Gibson and Ilhaam Behardien.
19 x 24.5 cm | 240 pages | hardcover
Cape Town artist Igshaan Adams (b. 1982) received a Diploma in Fine Art from the Ruth Prowse School of Art, and completed his MFA at Rhodes University in 2015. In 2018 he was the recipient of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art.