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Asim Waqif

20110805173813-view-1 Seeing in Time   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Prayas Abhinav, Amitabh Kumar, Tahireh Lal, Umesh P N, Amitabh Pandey, Kiran Subbaiah, Eelco Wagenaar, Asim Waqif at The Guild Art Gallery July 18th, 2011 - August 28th, 2011
Posted 8/21/11

Imagine that Time was born wearing a frock, morphing, as he grows older, into a dress, then a gown. The frock is simple, the dress has a few studs and some intricate cuts, and the gown is bedecked with lace and beads and zippers—all the frills that a society will impose upon that which began simply with itself. The Sidereal is that tangential reality at the centre of the circle of Time had the frock not turned into a gown: On the Sidereal ponders the nature of Time were it stripped of the value... [more]

Interview with Asim Waqif  
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7/31/11

Hong Kong, May 2011 - Visitors to the Art Futures section in Art HK were paused in their tracks and enticed into a big, complex structure that stood in a clearing between the booths. It was possible to climb into this installation - a mass of natural bamboo poles bound into multiple and layered grids with string - which was fitted with motion and light sensors to trigger sound as visitors moved about inside it: a combination of traditional and modern technologies. This was Indian artist Asim Waqif’... [more]

Himali 'Long as You Can See the Light   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Prayas Abhinav, Riyas Komu, Tejal Shah & Varsha Nair, Swapnaa Tamhane, Asim Waqif at Seven Art Limited January 15th, 2010 - February 14th, 2010
Posted 2/8/10

      You step into a room as white and stainless as the background of this page, and recoil as the canvases pierce out from the serenity of their host walls  Their sharp, jagged, raw, skeletal angles converge right between your eyes, krishsh: you have been shot. You die and are reborn: Asim Waqif’s sculptural canvases are simultaneously jarring and hopeful.  In “Build-Quake” above, he utilizes museum board to create a protrusion from the canvas, such that its normally flat layout forms a thre... [more]

Still_image 'Long as You Can See the Light  
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Prayas Abhinav, Riyas Komu, Tejal Shah & Varsha Nair, Swapnaa Tamhane, Asim Waqif at Seven Art Limited January 15th, 2010 - February 14th, 2010
Posted 2/8/10

You step into a room as white and stainless as the background of this page, and recoil as the canvases pierce out from the serenity of their host walls  Their sharp, jagged, raw, skeletal angles converge right between your eyes, krishsh: you have been shot. You die and are reborn: Asim Waqif’s sculptural canvases are simultaneously jarring and hopeful.  In “Build-Quake” above, he utilizes museum board to create a protrusion from the canvas, such that its normally flat layout forms a three-dimen... [more]

1264682676untitledseries12 Discipline and Punish   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Prayas Abhinav, Riyas Komu, Tejal Shah & Varsha Nair, Swapnaa Tamhane, Asim Waqif at Seven Art Limited January 15th, 2010 - February 14th, 2010
Posted 2/8/10

Gallery Seven’s current group show features artists from disparate disciplines brought together to express a common issue of social and political concern. Curated by Heidi Fichtner, the show explores the manner in which the state exercises control over the individual through the design of built environment and public spaces. In exploring this broadly Foucauldian set of concerns, artists Tejal Shah and Varsha Nair collaborate on a series of digital prints that tellingly narrate the loneliness of... [more]

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