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Fine Arts Faculty Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher to Open Solo Show in London

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Aziz+Cucher: Tapestries and New Works on Paper

Gazelli Art House

Private View: October 5, 2018, 6-8 PM

Exhibition: October 6—November 18, 2018

39 Dover Street

Mayfair, London W1S 4NN, UK

“Some People”, 2014. Cotton and Wool Jacquard Tapestry. 188 cm x 315 cm. Produced in collaboration with Magnolia Editions.

Aziz + Cucher will exhibit four tapestries from the series “Some People Tapestry Cycle” created between 2014 – 2017, and five unique works on paper from the “Frieze” series created earlier this year.

The Some People Tapestry Cycle is a series of jacquard tapestries overseen by Magnolia Editions and executed on a digital Jacquard loom in Belgium. Beginning the series in 2014, these woven works depict conflict by utilizing the rich tradition of pictorial storytelling. Traditional European tapestries achieved their high point as an art form precisely at the time of the consolidation of the political and economic structures that would come to define the Modern world. Curious to see what it would mean to revisit the traditional medium through a contemporary lens, the collaborative duo wonderfully illustrates how our modern powers are being vigorously assaulted from a multitude of paradoxical extremes.

Anthony Aziz (b. Massachusetts) and Sammy Cucher (b. Lima, Peru) have been living and working together since 1991 when they met at the San Francisco Art Institute. They are both members of the Fine Arts faculty at Parsons School of Design/The New School in New York and are based in Brooklyn. Aziz + Cucher have exhibited their work in museums and festivals world-wide, including the Venice Biennale, Biennale de Lyon, New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, List Visual Art Centre at MIT, National Gallery of Berlin, and the Foundation Cartier in Paris. They have received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Learn more about the solo show via Gazelli Art House and see more of Aziz+Cucher.

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