18 Şubat 2014

Pi ARTWORKS London – TAYEBA BEGUM LIPI – Never Been Intimate



Never Been Intimate

2014, February 27 – March 31

press release

In Tayeba Begum Lipi’s first solo show in London,
the Bangladeshi artist presents works that
exemplify her very literally cutting-edge artistic practice.
Running from 27 February – 31 March 2013, Never Been Intimate 
will be on show at Pi Artworks, London 
after debuting at the gallery’s Istanbul location in late 2013,
also marking the artist’s first show in the Turkish capital.

Overlapping panels of shiny silvery metal take shape as everyday items,
encompassing a bath tub, baby pram, picture frame, woman’s handbag
and even a bra in what at first appears to be a smooth, tantalising and luxurious surface
 – as if each item were encased in its very own suit of expensive armour.
Closer inspection, however, exposes a deadly beauty as each metal panel reveals itself
 to be a razor blade, the light reflecting off its honed edges.
Meanwhile, as the eye focuses on a bikini seemingly comprised of soft gold mesh,
one finds that it is instead made up of a matrix of tightly woven safety pins,
 the points of each mercifully encased in the catch.

Pi ARTWORKS   London

55 Eastcastle Street London W1W 8EG

Tel:+44 207 637 8403

Pi ARTWORKS  Istanbul

İstiklal Cad. Mısır Apt 163/4 Galatasaray

Tel: +90 212 293 71 03