ARTISTS

Featured Artist

The “Featured Artist” page archives the artworks that grace the homepage of the LARB website every week. Each gallery compiles four images of works, followed by a short text. This section reflects LARB’s longstanding commitment to honor not only verbal but also visual culture, and to increase the reach of artists not only from the United States but from all across the world. The art on the homepage and the gallery archive is an ongoing nonverbal contribution to the larger conversation between here and there, between the past, present, and future, that LARB seeks to foster.

SirKhane DARKROOM

SirKhane DARKROOM is a mobile darkroom in Southeastern Turkey bordering Syria. The darkroom travels from village to village teaching children how to shoot, develop, and print their own photographs. Led by Serbest Salih, a young photographer and Syrian refugee, the darkroom is founded on a fundamental belief in photography as a universal and therapeutic language, and encourages children living in the area — many of whom are themselves refugees from Syria and Iraq — to experiment with the medium as both a form of play and a means of understanding the world around them.

i saw the air fly is a photo book of these photographs from various students of SirKhane DARKROOM. Proceeds from this publication will go to the Her Yerde Sanat-Sirkhane charity.

SirKhane DARKROOM’s photography featured in the “Do you love me?” issue of the Quarterly Journal.


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Sara Sadik

Ultimate Vatos is Sara Sadik’s first exhibition at Galerie Crèvecoeur in Paris.

Her film, Ultimate Vatos, brings together video sequences from several different sources (telemonitoring, 3D images, etc) and marks porous distinctions between the real and the virtual. Set in the Parc National des Calanques de Marseille, the narrative of the film follows a recurrent structure in Sadik’s work where the character goes through several tests and where there is a subsequent de- and re-contextualization at play. The main character’s internal monologues reflect a collective voice through Sadik’s collaging of sources from French rap, in particular PNL, Booba and Timal, Louisa Yousfi’s book Rester barbare, as well as slogans taken from the Army’s advertising campaigns or the mottos of French Foreign Legion regiments.

Sara Sadik (b. 1994) has shown at MACRO Museum, Rome, Matadero, Madrid, Sadie Coles HQ, London, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and Karma International, Zurich.


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Sally Gabori

The first major solo survey exhibition of Aboriginal artist Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori outside Australia is currently showing at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris.

This exhibition at the Fondation Cartier presents some thirty canvases by Sally Gabori, including spectacular monumental canvases that punctuated her career,  as well as three collaborative paintings done with other Kaiadilt artists, including her daughters.

To coincide with this ambitious exhibition of paintings, conducive to contemplation and reflection, the Fondation Cartier, in close collaboration with Sally Gabori’s family and the Kaiadilt community, has created a website dedicated to the life and work of the artist. It showcases her rich work and the important cultural legacy she has left to successive Kaiadilt generations. The site functions as an archive on the history of Sally Gabori and the Kaiadilt people.

The exhibition runs until November 6, 2022.


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Ava Woo Kaufman

SELVAGE is Ava Woo Kaufman’s solo exhibition, SELVAGE, is on view at South Willard in Los Angeles. The work on view stems from a decade-long practice of engaging with found textiles and materials.

The exhibition is largely a meditation on the ways in which vestigial materials, objects, and histories of the past, present, and future shape our relationship to a changing landscape of consumption and production. Kaufman’s woven tapestries are constructed on Walco Indian Bead Looms salvaged from Los Angeles thrift stores by her grandmother. These are then mounted on palm-sized armatures made of materials ranging from book-making board to bamboo from her mother’s garden. Works references vary: from a shipping company that monopolizes most products sold on the Hawaiian islands to dragonflies.

The show runs until July 31, 2022.


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