“ The meaning of the meaning of the meaning of. . . ”
For his first solo exhibition in Karachi, Abi Tariq presents a series of photographic images and an interactive text work. The artist deliberately avoids explicitly dictating what the work is about, but will lead the visitors into performing a discussion at the opening.
Opening Wednesday, 28th February 2018 6-9pm
Performing a discussion with Abi Tariq 7:30-8:15pm
Visitors are invited to actively engage with, interpret and discuss what the theme and conceptual relevance of the work is. You are also encouraged to submit a written response to the show.
Questions of the photographed body, security, privilege and leisure may arise.
Thank you for playing.
Abi Tariq is a conceptual performance artist whose creative practice is inherently tautological. As if each work is a different iteration of the same core idea but specific to any given context. His art is inspired by the complex and often complicated entanglements between language, culture and power. Concerned with alternative modes of communication and existential thought, his life-practice is found hovering in the overlap between mysticism and the absurd. He is part of the Karachi based art collective TBP, and lives and works between Paris and Karachi.
Photographs by Clara Khevenhüller at the 17th Century German Baroque castle Schloss Pellendorf, Austria.
Orders for prints can be made at the gallery for the duration of the exhibition (28 Feb – 14th Mar).
Date: Wednesday, 28th February 2018
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
[Performing a discussion with Abi Tariq 7:30-8:15pm]
Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Free, donations appreciated