Category Archives: Pakistan

KRISHEN KHANNA: “WHEN THE BAND BEGAN TO PLAY HE PACKED UP HIS TROUBLES AND MARCHED AWAY” │ Grosvenor Gallery, London → 10 July 2015

Bandwallas, 2015. Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 91.4cm. (30 x 36 in.)
Bandwallas, 2015. Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 91.4cm. (30 x 36 in.)

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“Hiz wrc hz ofn fôc̣st on myzc n myziśnz, az ɖo h wr trayñ t capćr its undyletñ riɖmz in ýl n in tu dmnśnz.”

COURTAULD INSTITUTE OF ART

Continue reading KRISHEN KHANNA: “WHEN THE BAND BEGAN TO PLAY HE PACKED UP HIS TROUBLES AND MARCHED AWAY” │ Grosvenor Gallery, London → 10 July 2015

FAIZA BUTT: PARACOSM │ New Art Exchange, Nottingham → 28 June 2015

Placebo for my warrior 1, 2008. Ink on polyester film.
Placebo for my warrior 1, 2008. Ink on polyester film.

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“Artists hv a prṗs in ssayti. Y d nt mc art t mc enwn cumftbl or t amyz ppl. Art z a lanḡj, a côd ʈru ẃć y hôp t mc a difṛns.”

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Continue reading FAIZA BUTT: PARACOSM │ New Art Exchange, Nottingham → 28 June 2015

IMRAN QURESHI, DEUTSCHE BANK’S “ARTIST OF THE YEAR” │ Ikon Gallery, Birmingham → 25 January 2015

“Pacistani ātist Imran C̣reši z Dŷča Banc’s “Ātist v ɖ Yir”. Cmprîzñ miṇčr pêntñz n saitsṗsific insṭlešns, includñ ny wrcs md fr Îcon, ɖs z hiz most comprihnsv xibišn t dêt in ɖ YC.

Born in 1972, C̣reši z wn v ɖ most impwtnt cntmprri ātists fṛm ɖ subcontinnt, nt lst bcz h rclemz ɖ rījnli rūtd diṣplin v miṇčrpêntñ ɖt flurišt in ɖ Môgl cwts v ɖ lêt sixtīnʈ senčri, n trnspwts it t ɖ preznt de. Hiz wrc constityts a ynīc sinʈ̇sis v tṛdišnl mtifs n tecnīcs wɖ cuṛnt išuz n ɖ fwml lanĝj v cntmprri abstract pêntñ.

Ɖ xibišn priznts an are v C̣reši’z delic̣t pêntñz adwnd wɖ gold n blud-red pênt, dpictñ ppl, flwra n fwna. In Slfpwtrit (2009) w si ɖ ātist hmslf inclozd in an ôvl mdałn on a gold bacgrând, holdñ a blosm ṣrândd bî tîni dragnflîz.

Ɖ insṭlešnz at Îcon r dveḷpt ât v mêjr wrcs ɖ ātist md rīsntli fr ɖ Metṛpolitn Myziym v Āt in Ny Ywc, ɖ Sidni Bienāle n ɖ Šājā Bîeňl. In I wnt y t ste wɖ m (2013), indivijl dāc red pūlz apir acrs ɖ gaḷrīflor; upn clôsr xaminešn ɖe r fild wɖ cântls ōṇmentl flârz, intric̣tli handpêntd in perilīn mrūn.

In N ɖe stl sīc ɖ trêsz v blud (2013), imijz fṛm ŕlịr wrcs bî C̣reši r printd on ʈâzndz v šīts v pêpr crumpld n gaɖrd t fwm a mânṭns hīp. Ɖ tîtl qôts a powm bî Fez Aṃd Fez abt ɖoz hu hv bn berid wɖt ɖer lîvz onrd or ɖ srcmstansz v ɖer deʈs invstigetd. C̣reši mcs sč refṛnsz t cuṛnt aferz in Pacistan ẇlst jenṛlîzñ abt ɖ cnd v vayḷns n injustis ɖt z vizitd upn iṇsnt ppl evri de ʈrt ɖ wrld.

Ɖs xibišn z ōġnîzd in cooṗrešn wɖ Dŷča Banc. Ɖ awōd Ātist v ɖ Yir z pzišnd az an integṛl pāt v ɖ Dŷča Banc ātprôgram, ẇč hz bn ôpnñ p ɖ wrld v cntmprri āt t ɖ public fr ɖ last ʈrti yirz – ʈru Dŷča Banc’s ôn sbstanšl c̣lẋn, xibišnz n projcts wɖ pātnrz. Xibišn ṣpwtd bî ɖ Wiłm A Cadbri Čariṭbl Trust, Emrsn Pres, ɖ Čālz Wolis Pacistan Trust n Cwvi-Mora, Lundn.

A comprihnsv caṭlog, prîst £35, n an ātist’s idišn Līcij (2009/2013), prîst £600, acumṗni ɖ xibišn. Vizit Îcon’z onlîn šop fr ɖ fl renj v Îcon’z caṭlogz n limitd idišnz.”

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ĀTMAG, Dŷča Banc

Continue reading IMRAN QURESHI, DEUTSCHE BANK’S “ARTIST OF THE YEAR” │ Ikon Gallery, Birmingham → 25 January 2015