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
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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