Mittwoch, 15. März 2017

Social Sculpture Workshop

Pushkinskaya-10 Art Centre (Large hall) 
Entrance from Ligovsky prospect, 53 ( bld. C, 3rd fl.), 

St.Petersburg, Russia

On 15th of March 2017 I gave a workhop  with was based on the concept of Social Sculpture.  The term and original concept of Social Sculpture  was created by the German Artist Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) in the 70th of the last century

Social Sculpture revolved around four main axes:
body awareness
spatial awareness
creative awareness

The focus of the seminar was to study and the formation of the linkages between the body and space. Through the experiments with the movement, the space, the material, the reversal of the roles and lively debate participants created the event, which was documented by video and photos.
With thanks to my assistant Vlaha Lodesk and Stroom, The Hague, Netherlands

Freitag, 10. März 2017

Transposition II

11.03.2017 - 09.04.2017

opening on March 11th at 17:00
opening hours are WED-FR 4-8 PM, SA-SU 12-8 PM

Museum of Nonconformist Art (Large hall) 
Entrance from Ligovsky prospect, 53 (Pushkinskaya-10 art centre, bld. C, 3rd fl.), 
St.Petersburg Russia

From March 11th to April 9th 2017 the second edition of “Transpositions" —  a group exhibition uniting participants of the St. Petersburg Art Residency program (SPAR) —  will take place at the Large hall of the Museum of Nonconformist Art (St. Petersburg, Russia). Through installations, photography, video works and performances artists from different countries will share their visions of what “home” means in today’s world. 
The project is carried out with the kind support of The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Smolny College) of St. Petersburg State University, the Pushkinskaya-10 art centre and the St. Petersburg Art Residency.

Curated by Anastasia Patsey

Participants: Dorna Aslanzadeh (Sweden) /
Johannes Gérard (Germany/The Netherlands) / Grace Euna Kim (USA) / Nobushige Kono (Japan) / Margarita Marx (Germany) / Kishan Munroe (The Bahamas) / Lada Neoberdina (France) / Ina Otzko (Norway) / Agathe Simon (France) / Andréa Stanislav & Dean Lozow (USA) / Leyya Mona Tawil (USA)

Poster & still images from my video Neither Here - Nor There which I created especially for the show.
Link to full lenght video :

Samstag, 4. März 2017

Reel on Hai Project / Installation Connection

Ongoing project since 16th of July 2016 until the start of the first Karachi Biennial, Pakistan, 22nd of October 2017

The Karachi Biennial Trust is an art platform that will host the largest international art event Karachi Biennial in Pakistan’s largest city in 2017. The primary aim of the Karachi Biennial is to take art out of the traditional gallery space and to celebrate the extraordinary talent of local and international artists with a larger public audience.
For this, the Public Outreach Committee of the Karachi Biennial has invited artists, designers and architects to transform around 100 empty cable reels into art pieces. These projects will be installed in schools, parks, hospitals and universities all over Karachi where artists will work on site to engage the local community.
The project Reel on Hai has been in full swing since July 2016 and will run until the Karachi Biennial which will take place between 22.10.2017 and 05.11.2017

Installation Connection
About my installation for the project, which I created in the week of 27.02.2017 / 03.03.2017
In general my installations work has a tendency towards conceptual and minimal art but at the same time using often metaphoric symbols as well.. If it´s a outdoor construction the surrounding environment has lot of influence of the final outcome and design. Specially this installation differents at the end quiet a lot from the original plans.
The reels itself, the rope, the colours and the trees are metaphoric symbols for stability, preserve, connected and interwoven into environment, industry and society and the cable industry which laid one important base for Karachi's wealth
Location, Small Sculpture Park beside Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture ST-33, Block 2, Scheme 5, Clifton, Karachi 75600, Pakistan

Freitag, 3. März 2017

My Art in Public Space

Karachi, Pakistan 01.03.2017 - 03.03.2017

Lecture series about my art in connection with the public space. My artistic development, my experiences, what possibilities exist. The lecture series took place at two universities, a college and an art school. The lecture series were created in collaboration with the non-profit organisation IAK I Am Karachi.

01.03.2017 University of Karachi, Department of Visual Studies, Pakistan.
02.03.2017 Karachi Grammar School, Art and History Section, Karachi, Pakistan.
02.03.2017 Habib University, Design Department, Karachi, Pakistan.
03.03.2017 Karachi School of Art, Karachi, Pakistan