Nairy Baghramian (b. 1971, Iran) plays on the supposed distinctions between decoration and function, industrial and handmade, commodity and art object. Her work also centers on the political and social relations implied by objects and the site of display, in particular on the exhibition space as an interior where affect and experience increasingly conflict with luxury and leisure.
For her exhibition at the List, Baghramian abstracts materials and forms derived from utilitarian and maritime objects to draw out the formal and creative processes that define notions of the ‘sculptural.
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