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"Crossing" (2021) by Alia Ali, from FLUX series, courtesy of the artist and Foto Relevance
Courtesy of Alia Ali and Foto Relevance
In a spectacular finish to its Spring 2021 programming, Foto Relevance is pleased to announce Cartographies of Pattern, the gallery’s debut solo exhibition of works by Alia Ali, on view July 9 - September 4, 2021.
Featuring selections from Ali’s FLUX, FLOW, INDIGO, and LOVE series, Cartographies of Pattern dives headfirst into the intricate and often unreconcilable political, historical, and economic legacies of textiles. Considering everything from the expansive global trade routes traveled by certain fabrics, to the classification and nomenclature of particular prints, to the communicative potential of a pattern’s symbolism, Ali ushers viewers into a conversation about colonialism, cultural cross-pollination, and borders that simultaneously unite and divide people. [Organizer's description]