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Image of ELIAS SIME's THE EARTH (ምድር) III, 2023-4

ELIAS SIME

THE EARTH (ምድር) III, 2023-4

Braided electrical wires and electronic components on panel

73 x 110 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.
185.4 x 280.7 x 26.7 cm

 

JCG17049

Press Release

For the 2024 edition of Frieze New York at The Shed, James Cohan is pleased to present a suite of major new works by Ethiopian artist Elias Sime.

Elias Sime deftly weaves, layers and assembles carefully selected everyday materials, transforming commonplace items into lyrical abstract compositions that suggest topography, figuration, and color fields. He creates intricate works from electronic components—including circuit boards, computer keys, and telecommunications wires. For Sime, the history of these materials hold meaning. They suggest the tenuousness of our interconnected world, alluding to the frictions between tradition and progress, human contact and social networks, nature and the man-made, and physical presence and the virtual.

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