As a group show, Trade Roots presented an interesting selection of artists tied together by a common denominator. While at first glance the practices of these diverse artists appeared to have little in common, all three presented works that explored the ways in which our world is constantly changing, and, with it, how cultures adapt, meld, and fuse. They sought to examine the deconstruction and reconstruction of tradition, as well as the evolution of ritual and how, ultimately, these can all blend together to create new, unique, and vibrant cultural practices.
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Review Article| May 01 2015
Anna Wallace-Thompson works at Kashya Hildebrand Gallery in London and is also an independent arts writer. She has written for The Art Newspaper, Frieze, and Alef and is currently London correspondent for Canvas magazine, the premier magazine for art and culture in the Middle East. She is also sub-editor of Sorbet, a new lifestyle magazine from the Middle East.
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 108–111.