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Hamra Abbas

20120102235755-travel_without_visual_experience Black-out Viewing at Center   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Hamra Abbas, Adel Abdessemed, Wong Hoy Cheong, Pak Sheung Chuen, Thierry Fontaine, Shaun Gladwell, Tsang Kin-Wah, Dinh Q. Lê, Wangechi Mutu, Dan Perjovschi, Shahzia Sikander, Dimitar Solakov, Nedko Solakov, Sun Xun, Du Zhenjun, Jiang Zhi at Times Museum December 30th, 2011 - February 6th, 2012
Posted 1/2/12

Doubt is a concept close to my heart (for all the right – and wrong reasons). It is a state of being separated from fixed ideas, moving into a region where certainties flicker out like an ageing fluorescent strip. I feel this movement into doubt is a primary activity of art: simulation, illusion, questioning, all the while leaving the audience open to new thoughts and ways of thinking. The artist does things and I ask: “Why are they doing this?” Doubt is a region of productivity, of investigation, of cross... [more]

Ayaz-jokhio Pakistani Art in Perspective   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Hamra Abbas, Bani Abidi, Roohi Ahmed, Sajjad Ahmed, Unum Babar, Jamil Baloch, Farida Batool, Leia Bevilacqua, Fahd Burki, Raju G. C, Noor Ali Chagani, Amber Hammad, Ehasan ul Haq, Mariam Ibraaz, Ferwa Ibrahim, Ahsan Jamal, Saalalae Jamil, Mehr Javed, Ayaz Jokhio, Huria Khan, Imran Ahmad Khan, Naiza H Khan, Ismet Khawaja, Nazia Malik, Imran Mudassar, Huma Mulji, Asma Mundrawala, Mehreen Murtaza, Rabbya Nasser, Imran Qureshi, Nusra Laitf Qureshi, Ali Raza, Anwar Saeed, Mahbub Shah, Attiya Shaukat, Adeela Suleman, Abdullah M.I. Syed, Masooma Syed, Risham Syed, Mohammad Ali Talpur, Iqra Tanveer, Saira Wasim, Muhammad Zeeshan, Mahreen Asif Zuberi, Ayesha Zulfiqar at Devi Art Foundation January 17th, 2010 - May 10th, 2010
Posted 3/2/10

The current exhibition of contemporary Pakistani art, “Resemble Reassemble,” up at the Devi Art Foundation, was curated by Rashid Rana from the private collection of Lekha and Anupam Poddha, and fits comfortably within the context of contemporary discussions surrounding the peace talks between India and Pakistan and the Aman ki Asha (Hope for Peace) joint initiative between the Times of India and Jang Group of newspapers.In January of this year I attended a peace conference between India and Pakistan where th... [more]

Ranaredcarpet1 Firebrands   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Hamra Abbas, Bani Abidi, Zahoor ul Akhlaq, Faiza Butt, Ayaz Jokhio, Naiza Khan, Arif Mahmood, Huma Mulji, Asma Mundrawala, Imran Qureshi, Rashid Rana, Ali Raza, Answar Saeed, Adeela Suleman at Asia Society Museum September 10th, 2009 - January 3rd, 2010
Posted 10/4/09

Hanging Fire, the idiom used to suggest a critical delay, is the first museum show in America at the Asia Society in New York of contemporary art from Pakistan. The country, created by partition in 1947, constitutes the second largest Muslim population in the world. Subject to ongoing and complex forces that result in quotidian tenuousness and violence, a critical mass of creative individuals, mainly in the theater and visual arts, is able to continue to produce. This exhibition, curated... [more]

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