Tradition Interrupted is an international group exhibition that explores the methods used by artists to conflate contemporary ideas with traditional art and craft in a range of media, from rugs and mosaics to metalwork and ceramics. The eleven artists in the exhibition hail from around world. Organized by Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.
Additional Information The artists of Tradition Interrupted are merging age-old media and technique with innovation, and re-visioning culturally historic ideas to create new work that interrupt traditional practice but still collaborates with the past. For generations, traditional craft and art practices held steadfast and often visually defined a culture. Today, artists are unraveling certain traits and facets of these ancient customs to redefine or reclaim them for the contemporary world.
For many of the artists in Tradition Interrupted, everyday objects are sources of powerful agency to recall memories in danger of being forgotten, or to call into question revisionist histories. Many of the artists work in a conceptually “uncomfortable” space with the traditions and theories of their past as they create hybrid artworks that address contemporary concepts and concerns.
Objects The exhibition is composed of approximately 22 artworks consisting of sculpture, installation and 2-D objects. A full checklist is available upon request.
Artists Faig Ahmed (Azerbaijan), Camille Eskell (India), Mounir Fatmi (Morocco), Ana Gómez (Mexico), Shirin Hosseinvand (Iran), Dinh Q. Lê (Vietnam), Jaydan Moore (U.S.), Ramekon O’Arwisters (U.S.), Anila Quayyum Agha (Pakistan), Jason Seife (U.S.), and Steven Young Lee (U.S.)
Images View a sampling of images below.
Provided materials -digital files of all wall labels including the artists’ statements/biographies & the Curator’s introductory panel -installation information -an educational guide -tour tips -a press guide with links to high-resolution images
Space Required 225 running feet / 2,500+ sq. feet approximately. This exhibition is easily scalable for smaller or larger venues.
Security Moderate-High. Inquire for additional information.