• Nadia Kaabi-Linke, A Short Story of Salt and Sun, 2013, silk paper, wax, Chinese ink, and varnish on linen, 90 1/2 × 55".

    Nadia Kaabi-Linke

    Lawrie Shabibi

    There is something unbearable about the lightness of Nadia Kaabi-Linke’s work, articulated in the diversity of material and form she employs to suit concept and site. Take Flying Carpet, 2011, a suspended cage-like sculpture shaped from the measurements of carpets used by illegal street vendors on the Ponte del Sepolcro in Venice. Or “In confinement my desolate mind and desires,” the artist’s Discoveries Prize–winning presentation at Art Basel Hong Kong in 2014, courtesy of Kolkata gallery Experimenter: Its central work—standard measurements for prison cells around the world, outlined with

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