This group show is the culmination of four weeks immersion in the city by four different, visiting artists working in close proximity. The result describes a reaction to the materiality and sound of the city, to the skyline, to scale and to subtle, social interactions in the arteries of the city: the roads.
Mina Arham uses tracing film to document the intricacies of an almost anonymous skyline. The use of slide-viewers is a move into more sculptural practice, inspired by work alongside her fellow resident artists here. The smaller, rolled drawings are stacked in a way that transforms the normally two dimensional physicality of the drawing into a 3-dimensional aspect.
Bradley and Weaver imagined a series of works that to them reflect intricate aspects of the city, the hidden layers of social relations. They use traditional techniques to make something fragile and touch responsive out of one that is usually robust, referring to unspoken truths.
Abeerah Zahid has documented the mute palette of the sky as well the skyline, by creating small-scale portraits of Karachi. The structures across the city skyline become characters in her smaller drawings and sculptures. She examines how they intervene with our daily lives and at the same time interact with each other.
Abeerah Zahid holds a Bachelors degree cum laude in Fine Arts from the National College of Arts, Rawalpindi.Her outstanding performance won her a gold medal and the prestigious Shakir Ali Award. Having majored in painting, she is currently involved in various dimensions of art making including video installations.
Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver are British artists collaborating across a variety of performance, sculpture and media practices. They work with experimental music, expanded radio, performance and sculpture. In a world dominated by visual culture, investigate sound as a means to establish and question new sets of social relations between subject and space.
Mina Arham graduated with Honors in Fine Arts from the National College of Arts. Mina has exhibited at the Taseer Art Gallery in Lahore (2014), the Alhamra Arts Council (2013), in Indonesia (2014). More recently, she has worked with the Aga Khan Foundation on the restoration of mural and fresco paintings at the Shahi Hamam (Royal Bath) in Lahore.
Saima Zaidi, a communication designer, did her undergraduate degree at the National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore, and received her Masters from the Pratt Institute, New York. Since 2000, she has been teaching history and concepts of design, as well as typography and visual communication at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and the Department of Visual Studies, University of Karachi, Karachi.