Saira Ansari

Take Me Home With You, 2012

Neon Light

"Ansari’s practice deals with uncomfortable dialogue, a dialogue that is loud, probing and insolent, but often ignored for the sake of sanity or even politeness and the etiquette of normalcy. She translates this dialogue into written text, sometimes directly scribbled on the walls of private and public spaces, in most instances within her drawings and journals and at other times through audio renderings. Text swathes her practice to emerge as a medium as significant as any other if not more. Conversations in Hyperreality at first sight, does not seem cohesive, but at the same time assumes the position of a storyteller and creates a visual allegory of the existence of two very important ‘realities’ that conjoin to form a sense of apparent truths where irrational thoughts, repetitive ideas, and unrealistic fears loom and interweave to create an imaginary scaffolding of conversations. Likewise the seepage of the real in this hyperreality often add an absurd logic that helps direct hysterical fantasies to a stable lull, only to resume it at another imaginary, fantastical conversation."

(via saira ansari’s website)

Shezad Dawood

Inshallah

Performance

"Shezaad Dawood draws on his complex heritage as can be seen by how his projects are influenced by Sufism as much as Samuel Beckett and his large-scale interventions often work with musicians, actors and other collaborators across a breadth of global locations: including the Middle East, Europe, India and the Americas.

Recent projects include ‘Inshallah’, a restaging of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot’, working with children of Arab immigrants in Milan.”

(via ninunina)

Check out some of his work on his official website

Watch on contemporarypakistaniart.tumblr.com

Mohsin Shafi

A Chorus Of Hollow Souls, 2012

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