Saturday, October 19, 2019

3,657 Unknown prints by Arshi Irshad Ahmedzai

A young artist of Afghan ancestry, living and working in Kabul and New Delhi, Arshi Irshad Ahmadzai’s works reflect the absence of female agency in patriarchal societies, in the contexts of history and religion.
Her coarse sketches of women are faceless, often surrounded by spools of Urdu, Persian, and Arabic “The words are often stories that are closely related to the visuals.
At other times, they lose their structure to make space for words that may not be coherent narratives, and in this way,
speak of how the lives of women are thought of as devoid of meaning,” she explains.

Current INLAKS awardee working on few projects in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Languages of resistance in Kashmir A lecture by Tanveer Ajsee

RE-LOOK [42] : Lectures on Indian Art
curated by Pushpamala N

Languages of Resistance in Kashmir
a lecture by
Tanveer Ajsi
Art Historian, Bangalore
@ 6.30 pm, Wednesday 2 October 2019
at 1. Shanthi Road Studio/ Gallery,
Shanthi Road, Shanthinagar, Bangalore
About the lecture:
Upon the hard rock of oppression, humiliation, war, subjugation and injustice, a young generation of Kashmiris have forged a culture that has enabled them to articulate their deepest feelings, hopes and dreams. Away from the institutionalised cultural practices meant for keeping culture as a fixed condition, they mobilise the ability of culture to react creatively and responsively to the realities of life. The music they create, the songs they write and sing, the art they make challenge convention, shatter complacency, shift awareness and question the ways people outside – and they themselves – look at and understand the troubled world around them. This lecture will focus on the work of a select set of hip-hop performers, visual artists and poets who continue to create something unprecedented, altering the course of dominant official narratives on Kashmir.
About the Speaker
Tanveer Ajsee is an art historian and arts professional whose recent work reflects his interest in the political and cultural history of Kashmir. As an art historian, covering a range of artistic practices, his essays have appeared in various national and international journal and magazines. He has served as Consultant, Publications and as gallery in-charge, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. He was visiting professor at the Department of Art History and Art Appreciation, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Following this, he was appointed as curator of the MF Husain Art Gallery at JMI. Tanveer also co-founded a series of provocative, experimental performance pieces, titled Harkat, along with performance artist, Inder Salim. He sits on various Boards and Advisory Panels.