Igshaan Adams: Weerhoud

22 Jun-3 Nov 2024

The Hepworth Wakefield
Wakefield WF1 5AW


This June, The Hepworth Wakefield will open a solo exhibition by South African artist Igshaan Adams.

Entitled Weerhoud, meaning ‘Withheld’ in Afrikaans, the exhibition examines the impact of lived experiences and traumas on the human psyche, with a particular emphasis on the healing potential of movement.

Adams will present three new commissions created specifically for the exhibition, consisting of two tapestries and one of his largest immersive ‘cloud’ installations to date. These new works will be exhibited alongside a selection of existing sculptures and textile pieces. Weerhoud presents an exciting development in Adams’ practice, shifting his focus from domestic spaces and landscapes to the body.