A wall hung artwork made of fabric, fabric paint, metal beads, rope and tassels.

Exhibition Viewing of Igshaan Adams: Desire Lines

Member Event

The SCA is pleased to offer members an opportunity to view the Igshaan Adams: Desire Lines with a special introduction by Hendrik Folkerts, Curator of International Contemporary Art at Moderna Museet, Stockholm. During this intimate viewing experience enjoy after-hours access while the museum is closed to the public.

Preview reception at The Exchange sponsored by

Stoflike Oorskot, 2016
Igshaan Adams, in collaboration with Kyle Morland. Courtesy of blank projects, Cape Town. © Igshaan Adams

At the heart of Igshaan Adams’s expansive weaving practice lies a question that can be applied to the relationship we have with others as well as with ourselves: “How would you treat someone differently if you knew everything about them? Or nothing?”

In his tapestries and textile installations, Adams engages with the gaps—the information that is seemingly absent, overlooked, or rendered invisible in the spaces we inhabit individually and collectively. Through the beads, shells, glass, rope, wire, and found objects he uses to compose his weavings, Adams highlights the material aspects of lived spaces along with the personal stories held within them.

Igshaan Adams: Desire Lines will be on view in Galleries 182-184 from April 2–August 1, 2022 with a catalogue sponsored by the Society for Contemporary Art’s Activation Fund.

Igshaan Adams. Al-Muhyee (“The Giver of Life”), 2020. Courtesy of blank projects, Cape Town. © Igshaan Adams

From the Studio to the Parking Lot to Chicago: On Igshaan Adams’s Desire Lines

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Casey Kaplan

Igshaan Adams. I was a hidden treasure, then I wanted to be known …, 2016. Collection Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis. © Igshaan Adams.