Laser print on black paper
Edition of 85, signed and numbered
42 x 29.7 cm
£600 (ICA Members £500)
ICA Membership £30
ICA is pleased to present a limited edition print by Prem Sahib to accompany his first institutional solo show in London Side On (24 September to 15 November 2015).
Prem Sahib is interested in exploring the relationship between public and personal spaces, often evoking a sense of intimate encounters that remain hidden from plain sight in public places.
Sahib’s ongoing series of tiled column works have a distinctly anthropomorphic presence, enhanced by their collective title, ‘Watch Queen’ (gay slang for those who prefer to watch rather than have sex, or who keep watch on behalf of others); the cold, repellent tiled surface stands for warm, soft flesh.
In this special limited edition for the ICA, Sahib’s 'Watch Queen' is photographed in the park, seemingly awaiting a chance encounter.
Born in 1982, Prem Sahib lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include: Tongues, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, India, 2014; Night Flies at Southard Reid, and Frieze Frame presentation; Back Chat, Lorcan O’Neill Gallery, Rome, 2013; He Looked Me Up, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam, and FEEL UP in collaboration with Eddie Peake, Southard Reid, London, 2012. Group exhibitions include Britain Can Make It, Hayward Gallery; I am here but you've gone, Fiorucci Art Trust, London, 2015; Burning Down the House, Gwangju Biennale; Listening, Hayward Touring exhibition curated by Sam Belinfante, Baltic, Newcastle, 2014. Performances include Woman to Woman, Gallery Vela, London, 2012; Bijou, IBID Projects, London, and Darkroom with Eddie Peake, Vogue Fabrics, Take Courage London 2011.
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