Saturday, 7th January 2017 | 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Cranes and Cube:
This series of drawings are one aspect of a broader exploration of looking at the architecture, architectural heritage, and spatial practices of parts of the Islamic world. Cranes and Cube is a reduction of the topographic features of a site to bring up ambivalent subjectivities in the narration of the site. These drawings are both propositional and critical, set against the political force fields of idealism and grandeur of the real estate boom in the Middle East, in conflict with the cycles of defeat visible in refugeehood, exile, and displacement.
Asma Kazmi creates transdisciplinary, relational works where people, media, and objects come together. She is the recipient of many awardsincluding the Fulbright Research Award, (CIES) to India; the Faculty Research Grant, CalArts; the Great Rivers Biennial, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Rocket Grant, the Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas University; At the Edge, the University of Illinois in Chicago; She has exhibited at venues such as the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA; Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City; Queens Museum of Art, NY; Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; H&R Block Space, Kansas City; Grand Arts, Kansas City; University of Missouri, St. Louis; The Guild Gallery, New York; Galerie Sans Titre, Brussels, Belgium; and Gallery 400, University of Illinois in Chicago. Kazmi has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Kansas City Art Institute, and CalArts, where she was permanent faculty and co-program director of the Art Program. Currently, she is an assistant professor at UC Berkeley. She was born & raised in Karachi, Pakistan.
When: Saturday, 7th January 2017
Where: The Second Floor (T2F)
Time: 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Entry: Free! (Donations are appreciated)