Pattern: Navjot Altaf

September 14-December 9, 2022

Ishara Art Foundation, A3, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, UAE

Ishara Art Foundation presents Pattern, the first solo exhibition of artist Navjot Altaf in the Arabian Peninsula. Featuring site-specific installations, sculptures, videos, drawings and photo prints, the exhibition foregrounds Navjot’s longstanding commitment to issues of climate-change, ecology and feminism and the challenges they face in the digital age.

Navjot Altaf’s practice stands at the intersection of art and activism. With a career spanning over five decades, she is among the leading voices of her generation to regard art as a medium of social change. Formerly based in Bombay, Navjot relocated to Bastar in the rural districts of Central India during the late 1990’s to work with indigenous artists and communities that have borne witness to deforestation, mining, pollution and displacement on an enormous scale.

Pattern is curated by Sabih Ahmed, Associate Director and Curator at the Ishara Art Foundation. The exhibition will be accompanied by the launch of her new two-volume book titled Navjot at Work and Artist’s Notes.