The New York Times Style Magazine: The Artist Creating a New Mythology for the North Pole

Posted On: Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | by project88pressadmin

Inspired by her own journey to the Arctic Circle, Himali Singh Soin upends traditional stories of exploration in her new commission for Frieze.

By Tess Thackara

The artist Himali Singh Soin in her live-work space in East London.

In her sunlit live-work space overlooking Brick Lane in East London, the artist Himali Singh Soin is spinning a narrative about the farthest reaches of our planet. Singh Soin, a poet and artist from north-central India, has spent the past couple of years contemplating, among other things, the earth’s polar caps. “It’s a blank screen to project so much on it, it’s almost asking for hyperbole and fantasy,” she says. “These two spaces seem like the closest to outer space.”

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