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The Apollo podcast: Idris Khan

2 February 2017

In this Apollo podcast, Thomas Marks is joined by artist Idris Khan on the eve of his survey exhibition at the New Art Gallery in Walsall. Khan discusses the installation of his largest exhibition to date, and what it means for it to be taking place in the Midlands town in which he grew up. He reflects on how his process has developed from the composite photographs that initially made his name more than a decade ago, and how he has increasingly worked in the fields of painting and sculpture. The discussion closes with Khan’s thoughts on the opportunities available for emerging artists today – and a generous offer of mentorship. Scroll down for images of some of the works discussed in this podcast.

every... page of the Holy Qur'an (2004), Idris Khan.

every… page of the Holy Qur’an (2004), Idris Khan. Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London; © Idris Khan

Seven Times (2010), Idris Khan

Seven Times (2010), Idris Khan Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London; © Idris Khan

A Grey Bucket (2015), Idris Khan.

A Grey Bucket (2015), Idris Khan. Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London; © Idris Khan

Autonomy (2016), Idris Khan.

Autonomy (2016), Idris Khan. Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London; © Idris Khan

Autonomy (detail; 2016), Idris Khan

Autonomy (detail; 2016), Idris Khan Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London; © Idris Khan

‘Idris Khan: A World Within’ is at the New Art Gallery, Walsall, from 3 February–17 May 2017.

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