in Collaborations , Videos | 16 NOV 21

A New Lounge Installation by Idris Khan

Tour the Deutsche Bank lounges with the acclaimed artist

in Collaborations , Videos | 16 NOV 21
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This conversation has been recorded as part of Art:LIVE, an online programme created in collaboration with Deutsche Bank. Devised for audiences in a more distanced world, the content opens doors to inspiring spaces and important conversations, and offers exclusive access to artists, collectors, curators, and creatives in diverse fields.  

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This edition of Art:LIVE takes the theme of ‘A New World’. As Frieze London and Frieze Masters return as in-person events, marking a further emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic, what values and priorities will shape the new cultural landscape? And, with the UN Climate Change Conference taking place just few weeks after the fairs, how should ecology factor inform new practices and behaviours?

Idris Khan. Photo by Theo Christelis
Idris Khan. Photo by Theo Christelis

London-based artist Idris Khan has received international acclaim for his minimal, yet emotionally charged photographs, videos and sculptures and is without question one of the most exciting British artists of his generation. Drawing on diverse cultural sources including literature, history, art, music and religion, Khan has developed a unique narrative involving densely layered imagery that inhabits the space between abstraction and figuration and speaks to the themes of history, cumulative experience, and the metaphysical collapse of time into single moments. 

Idris Khan has had solo exhibitions at international venues including The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, England; Whitworth Gallery, University of Manchester, England; the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada; K20, Dusseldorf, Germany; and Gothenburg Konsthall, Sweden. He has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions at venues including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Britain, London, England; Hayward Gallery, London, England; The Saatchi Gallery, London, England; Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France; Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow, Russia; the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Helsinki Kunsthalle, Finland. In 2017 Idris Khan was appointed an OBE for services to Art in the Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honors List.

Watch previous editions of Art:LIVE featuring guest interviews and fair round-ups here.