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Published: 22 August 2020

By Andy Ross

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Igshaan Adams

Igshaan Adams is from Cape Town, part of the city's Muslim community but brought up in a Christian household. He is also gay and mixed-race.

Igshaan's complex work looks at the domestic spaces in his community, taking layers of worn linoleum from floors to represent the progress of time and the complexity of relationships, and presenting them in installations with textiles to reflect his upbringing and origins. He also uses textiles in performance that reference his background. Textiles and identity is a growing field of enquiry for artists and academics. Igshaan's work is a fascinating exploration of the multi-faceted aspects that make us all human and join us together. 

You can explore the works yourself here, and read an interview with the artist here. A deeper delve into his work can be read here.