From Saturday to Thursday, Alserkal Avenue and Ishara Art Foundation present the exhibition of artworks that invokes relationship to reading and remembering as collective acts of resistance. The title of the show is inspired by a verse by poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz written during his imprisonment in Montgomery Central Jail in Pakistan.
The show highlights the different surfaces and materials on which memories, traces, imprints and songs reside, inviting us to think about how we spread them further.
The art exhibition is curated by Sabih Ahmed and counts works from the “Prabhakar Collection” by artists:
– Anju Dodiya who creates expressive watercolors layered with images and symbolism;
– Astha Butail who unravels Indian mythology and methods of storytelling;
– Neha Choksi embraces a confluence of disciplines, including performance, video, installation, and sculpture;
– Praneet Soi, whose work was featured in numerous exhibitions at key galleries and museums;
– Sunil Padwal represents a series of artworks confused metropolis, changing cityscape, and various turpitudes of modern-day society.
Also, there will be a newly commissioned performance-installation by conceptual artist, Inder Salim. His view on art will expand the exhibition into a space of readings, recitals, inscriptions and annotations.