Nestled in the smaller gallery of Canadas newly inaugurated Tribeca space, Sahar Khourys solo show Afterhours presents sculptures that upon first encounter resemble screens, tapestries, and baskets. Khourys sculptures prioritize distortion over function and take pleasure in moments of material chaos. The layering in of personal mementos makes it so that the work can absorb the histories embedded in the discarded materials and reinvent them with new possibilities.
How do we study abstraction across different contexts, and what modes of analysis do we use?
In its new exhibition Rayyane Tabet: Alien Property, the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the circuitous route that ancient artifacts sometimes travel to wind up on display in a hallowed Western institution, if they arent first destroyed or lost.