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Sacred Meanings

Item date(s): 2017

Islam Aly

Pages: unpaged
Size: 60mm
Edition: One of 40 copies

Place publication: Egypt
Publisher: Islam Aly Artists' Books
Exhibition 2019-1

Additional notes:
Hexagon-shaped book bound in perspex with laser-cut pages.

Shift, Imbalance, Difference, Asymmetry, Divergence, Disarrangement, Disarray, Turmoil, Anarchy, Chaos, Order, Structure, System, Progression, Position.

"Sacred Meanings is based on the hexagon, one of the main shapes in creating grids and patterns in Islamic art. The form of the book, its words, and its progression reveals the fading and development of a pattern. The book invites viewers to consider their experiences with the transcendent and indivisible. Sacred Meanings presents an encounter that deals with the dichotomies of life, fall and rise, suspicion and faith, disorientation and orientation, chaos and order."

Exhibition notes:
Samplings: International Artists' Books and Archive on the Book Arts


26 March to 6 July 2019

Beyond Words


20 June - 11 Aug 2023

Ref: GB/16069

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