Zarah Hussain: Numina

This exhibition runs from Sat, 1st Oct 2016 to Wed, 25th Jan 2017. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

  • Fri, 20th Jan 2017
  • Sat, 21st Jan 2017
  • Sun, 22nd Jan 2017
  • Mon, 23rd Jan 2017
  • Tue, 24th Jan 2017
All Day Event

Cost: Free of Charge


Lose yourself in the mesmerising, shifting patterns of Zarah Hussain’s sculptural installation Numina - a piece that takes the artform of Islamic geometry and adds a whole new dimension to it.

Blurring the boundaries between science and spirituality, Islamic geometry is traditionally drawn by hand with a ruler and pen, using mathematics that celebrate the order and structure found in the universe to create infinite repeating patterns. Taking the essence of this, Numina combines designs found in the art and architecture of the Islamic world with contemporary digital arts, bringing to life a usually static artform by mapping animated geometric patterns onto a sculpture composed of tessellating pyramids arranged on a hexagonal grid.

The presence of infinite repeating patterns in Islamic spaces is conducive to meditative and transcendent states. In the same way, Numina creates a space within the Barbican for contemplation and reflection, as the perfect accompaniment to Transcender – the Barbican’s season of ecstatic, hypnotic and psychedelic music from across the globe.

Ian has Visited - review here.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

Barbican Centre,

Silk Street, London, London, EC2Y 8DS

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