Alia Ali: Flow

Alia Ali: Flow
6 November–18 December 2021
Dreieichstrasse 2
Frankfurt, 60594

Alia Ali’s new body of work ‘FLOW’ (2021) is a series of sculptural photographs that focuses primarily on ikat textiles, a special cloth considered one of the ‘sacred fabrics.’ While its origins are thought to be in Java, the ikat technique has roots all over the world, including India, Uzbekistan, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Yemen, and Central and Southeast Asia.

Alia Ali – Stripes, 2021
From the ‘Indigo’ series
Archival pigment print, mounted, white wooden frame, edition 4/5 +2AP
82 x 82 cm 32 5/16 x 32 5/16 inches
Courtesy Galerie—Peter—Sillem.

With this series, as with INDIGO (2021), another new group of works, Alia Ali references the complex cultural narratives and creative processes associated with the history of these textiles.

©2021 Alia Ali, Galerie—Peter—Sillem