Saturday Talks: Sarah Hamed on Kamala Ibrahim Ishag
Sarah Hamed, Assistant Exhibitions Curator, Serpentine, leads a tour of the Kamala Ibrahim Ishag exhibition.
BSL interpretation is available on request for all our Saturday Talks.
Kamala Ibrahim Ishag’s work bridges the earthly and spiritual through an understanding of our connections with the natural world. A pioneering Sudanese artist, with a career spanning over 60 years, Ishag is a defining figure of modern and contemporary art. Her widely recognised paintings, where human and plant forms often intertwine, use a distinctive palette rooted in the colours of the sun, sand and sky. Ishag’s works contemplate both the cyclical flow of life and the intangible aspects of women’s lives in Sudan. Her major exhibition includes large-scale oil paintings, works on paper and painted calabashes alongside new and never-before-exhibited works.