Throughout the spring Tate St Ives present the very first retrospective in the UK of the Egyptian-Canadian artist of Armenian origin, Anna Boghiguian. Born in Cairo in 1946, Anna is a close observer of the human condition.
Her inspirational work draws equally on the past and present, on poetry and politics, and on joyfulness and a critique of the modern world. This immersive exhibition features dramatic large-scale installations of paintings on sailcloth and papier-mache sculptures, alongside more intimate displays of artist books and elements of her own studio.
For this exhibition, Anna has created a new work inspired by the industrial history of Cornwall featuring characters, processes and materials drawn from the area’s mining and fishing industries.
The exhibition is curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Director, and Marianna Vecellio, Curator, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino with Anne Barlow, Director of Tate St Ives.
See Anna Boghiguian at Tate St Ives until 6 May 2019.