Microcosm III brings insight into how this generation of artists experiences and reinterprets identity, sexuality, enviornment and political learning through art.
This multidisciplinary exhibition includes drawing, painting, sculpture installation, photography, jewelry, video and more. The show has been curated by Adeel uz Zafar
and showcase 20 female artists.
'Desperately Seeking Paradise' by Rashid Rana
Special Project by Gandhara-art at ArtHK11
'Desperately Seeking Paradise' by Rashid Rana
Desperately Seeking Paradise is Rashid Rana's seminal work and it has spawned several works which are derived from it. The sheer scale and drama of this work is a primary reason as well as the contradictions and duality that exist in this piece. A sculpture always demands and receives greater interaction then works which are two-dimensional. The mathematical precision, engineering and the logic of the grid in this work, is extremely appealing. The narrative of the high rise buildings composed of images of houses in Lahore. Nostalgia, ambition, beauty, disorientation, and so many more emotions that come into play when one looks upon this work. Rashid Rana is one of Pakistan's most well known contemporary artists. His work has been exhibited at the Musee Guimet, Paris, Asia Society Museum, New York, House of World Cultures, Berlin the Singapore Biennial and the Asian Art Biennial amongst others"
The show will be constituted by wall-based drawings and artworks, rendered directly onto Gandhara's walls. While this process asks questions about value and exchange within contemporary art, the wall-based artworks of this exhibition will also raise questions about artist's production, the significance of the studio, the function of the gallery and the viewer's experience within the environment of artworks.
For this exhibition we will be exploiting the gallery wall-space in an alternative way. The walls are the medium, and point of installation. In fact, we will be doing what we're naturally inclined to avoid and have repeatedly been told not to do – to make marks upon, to paint, even to vandalise the pristine gallery wall. In so doing, this exhibition will become a space in which to
re-examine the 'value' of art, and to play with the term 'value' itself.
Abdullah M I Syed
Sivim A Naqvi
Gandhara-art@Art Dubai 2011
We are showing the works of contemporary artists Imran Qureshi, Aisha Khalid and modern master Sadequain.
Damsel in a Shining Armour
An Exhibition by
The Architecture of the Self
'The Architecture of the Self' is an exhibition focusing on the work of Pakistan's most promising contemporary artists. All three of them work in completely different media, yet there is a common element in their work. Their work reveals the inner structure of the human psyche. Noor Ali Chaghani is a contemporary miniaturist, but his forte is sculptures of miniature red bricks. Imran Mudassar graduated in printmaking and his drawings of the consequences of war are exquisite, yet heartbreaking. Both of them are from National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan while Haider Ali Jan, completed his graduation at the Beaconhouse National University and is an artist adept at working in new media, as his bold digital prints reveal.
Flood Relief Fundraiser
This live auction is a part of the 'Pakistanis for Flood Relief' initiative which is being driven by the Pakistani community in Hong Kong. Live Auction at the Event includes work by Aisha Khalid, Imran Mudassar and Imran Qureshi. These works have specially been created for The Flood Relief Fundraiser. We are immensely thankful to these artists as 100% of the proceeds from the live auction will be donated to UNHCR. The UNCHR is working on the ground in the flood affected areas of Pakistan.
Gandhara-art @ ArtHK10
Gandhara-art is participating in the prestigious Hong Kong Art Fair 2010 and show casing the works of leading contemporary artists from Pakistan; Aisha Khalid, Attiya Shaukat, Faiza Butt, Imran Mudassar, and Imran Qureshi.
Aisha Hussain Karachi
Aisha Hussain uses the Wasli with a great deal of dexterity. The Walsi is a resilient surface and is constructed with layers of paper. Aisha takes it to the extreme, and her creations are made on surfaces which are made with multiple Waslis. It moves away from being a flat surface imprisoned behind glass, but has weight and depth. She calls it ‘raised wali’, therefore a new medium. The work is black and white, but scarlet enters as the new character and makes its own place on the surface.
Aisha Khalid at the Pao Hong Kong
Gandhara-art's contemporary focus will be on showcasing the works of the pioneers of the neo-contemporary miniature painting in Pakistan, Imran Qureshi & Aisha Khalid. This will be their 2nd exhibition in Hong Kong. Their work is instrumental in the contemporary resurrection of this traditional art form. Their oeuvre is all encompassing. It include paintings, sculptures as well as large scale installations which are exhibited in galleries, museums, art fairs and Biennales in Europe, Asia, the UK and the US and has also been shown at the MOMA-Oxford(2007), Fukuoka Museum(2002),Belvedere Museum(2009) and the Asia Society Museum New York(2009) and the 'Venice Biennale (2009).