“Pixels, Carpets, Knots, and Knowledge” An artist’s talk by Faig Ahmed
In conversation with faculty from The New School
Lidewij Edelkoort, fashion & design trend forecaster; Dean of Hybrid Studies, Parsons/The New School; Founder, New York Textile Month
Pamela Liou, Creative Technologist; Eyebeam Resident; and Lecturer, The New School
Seph Rodney, art critic, Hyperallergic; Lecturer, The New School
Marisa Jahn, artist, Assistant Prof, The New School
A conceptual artist from Baku, Azerbaijan, Faig Ahmed has been recognized for integrating memes from digital culture and the visual language of carpets to reimagine contemporary sculpture and question ways of knowing. Ahmed represented Azerbaijan at the Venice Biennial in 2013 and 2007, exhibited work in New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Moscow, Mumbai, Rome, Sydney and Dubai. In 2013, he was nominated for the Jameel Prize 3 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. His works are in public collections including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, RISD Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago; Chrysler Museum of Art, VA, Art The National Gallery of Victoria, Australia; Arsenal art contemporain Montréal, Canada; as well as various private collections.