Sarabande Foundation Untangles the Knots of Female Power With "Tangle Teaser"
A dynamic group exhibition exploring an artistic response to hair.
London’s Sarabande Foundation is preparing to host “Tangle Teaser,” a captivating showcase that aims to delve into the intricate ties between female power and hair, exploring their deep symbolism and historical significance. By doing so, it offers unique insights into pressing social concerns, reflecting our beliefs and attitudes. Bringing together a diverse group of Sarabande artists, the exhibition employs hair as a medium to tackle themes such as lineage, conditions, tradition, gender, sexuality, politics and liberation.
Part of the Women Artists’ Art Week World initiative, “Tangle Teaser” is a celebration of the remarkable accomplishments of female-identifying artists. The exhibition will unveil the extraordinary works of Anouska Samms, Isabel Castro Jung, Laila Tara H, Paloma Tendero, Rosie Gibbens, Shannon Bono, Camilla Hanney and Shirin Fathi. These talented creatives employ a wide range of mediums, including photography, sculpture, textiles, painting and performance to explore the complex relationships between hair and the contemporary world.
Shirin Fathi, the exhibition’s curator, sheds light on the significance of focusing on hair, stating: “Since the Woman Life Freedom movement in Iran, the meaning of hair has transformed from being a cause for fear into a powerful political tool for resistance.” Visitors to the exhibition can expect a multi-dimensional journey, traversing history, literature, politics and science, all intertwined with artistic interpretations of hair. Each artist presents a unique perspective on the intricate web of meanings associated with hair, offering a reflection of the ever-changing landscape of contemporary society.
Don’t miss the opportunity to view “Tangle Teaser: Untangling the Knots of Female Power” at the Sarabande Foundation from June 8 to 12. Take a glimpse into the showcased artworks in the gallery above.
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