Weaving Light: Writers & poets on the woven art of Rezia Wahid

feat/ cris cheek, Rezia Wahid, Imogen Reid, Sasha Dugdale, John Goodby, Yasmine Seale, Khaled Hakim, Geraldine Clarkson, Kelvin Corcoran and Moustafa Hassan
ISBN: 978-1739807115
240 x 240 mm
146 premium colour pages
hardback edition ltd. to 100 copies

due April 2022
£35.00 (Europe)
£42.50 (Rest of World)

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Rezia Wahid's technically dazzling work as a British-Bangladeshi contemporary weaver was recognized at an early stage of her career - the Alhambra Award for Art in 2004 and an MBE for Arts in 2005 was followed by solo shows. Now an award-winning group of poet-artists have come together to celebrate her transcendent woven art in this artist-book that will accompany three solo shows of her work in the UK in 2022.

The first of her solo shows will be in Bristol, Spring 2022. A prestigious solo show will follow in the summer at heritage site Whitchurch Silk Mill - the first artist of colour to exhibit there; and lastly a show to be arranged at William Morris Museum - a spiritual home of British craft.

We want this book to raise the profile of not merely an important artist-weaver but also the status of craft: that it is as modern and worthy of critical engagement as other art-forms. In Weaving Light, innovative poetics is in dialogue with contemporary craft, with texts and visual poetry woven between stunning photographs of her work in exhibition and choreographed shows.

Contributors include: multi-disciplinary artist cris cheek, Geraldine Clarkson (Monica's Overcoat of Flesh), Sasha Dugdale (Deformations), John Goodby (The Ars), Khaled Hakim (The Book of Naseeb), calligrapher Moustafa Hassan, visual artist Imogen Reid (Losing Track), Kelvin Corcoran (Facing West) &  Yasmine Seale (Aladdin: a New Translation).

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