World View by Suvinai Ashoona

Shuvinai Ashoona works combine myth-history, personal iconography, and very private symbolism.

Details

Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
57 x 63 cm
Art Fund grant:
£358 ( Total: £358)
Acquired in:
2012
Vendor:
Galerie d'art Vincent

This recent work moves in a new direction for the artist. It is quirky and engaging: the 'world view' of the title, in the usual figurative sense is here presented via a literal image of a globe, not unlike the earth we know, yet not a cartographic match for it either, seen from a vantage point that apparently foregrounds the North Pole, Arctic Sea and a set of imaginary or perhaps just reimaginged surrounding lands. The world shown is moreover surrounded by a host of satellites, that are not moons but versions of itself on a reduced scale, and of each other. This is a thought-provoking image of plurality. This acquisition was presented by the Art Fund and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Provenance

Galerie d'Art Vincent

Venue details

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Downing Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 3DZ 01223 333516 www.maa.cam.ac.uk

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