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Tai Shani – The Neon Hieroglyph

Turner Prize-winning British artist Tai Shani creates large-scale immersive installations, combining experimental texts, performance, film, photography and sculpture, that use the structure of an allegorical city of women to explore ‘feminine’ subjectivity. She takes inspiration from disparate histories mined from forgotten sources and transforms them into rich and complex monologues. Shani will discuss the creation of her dark, fantastical worlds, brimming with utopian potential, recalling equally disturbing and divine images in the mind. This studio visit will unpack themes relating to the privileging of sensation, experience and interiority.

The “Virtual Artist Studio Visits” series explores the practice of four contemporary artists, using the studio visit as a starting point, and is loosely based around the concept of performing identity: how we frame and are framed by our identity. The series is organised in collaboration with StudioVisit.

Tai Shani (b. 1976, UK) lives and works in London. She has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally including Tate Britain; Turner Contemporary, Margate; Hayward Gallery, London; Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham; Glasgow International, Glasgow; De La Warr Pavilion, UK; Arnolfini, Bristol; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; The Tetley, Leeds.

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Image: Commissioned by Glasgow International, 2018 and The Tetley. Image Keith Hunter Photography.

Source: AA School of Architecture