Thu, 17 Dec|
Members only @Home with ... Ishara Art Foundation
Speaker: Sabih Ahmed, the Associate Director and Curator of Ishara Art Foundation.
Date & Time
17 Dec 2020, 11:00 GTS
ABOUT THE EVENT
Ishara Art Foundation is pleased to present an exclusive Virtual Tour of the exhibition ‘Every Soiled Page’ currently on view at the Foundation. The exhibition features works from the Prabhakar Collection by artists Anju Dodiya, Astha Butail, Neha Choksi, Praneet Soi and Sunil Padwal, and a newly commissioned performance-installation by Inder Salim, highlighting the different surfaces and materials on which memories, traces, imprints and songs reside. The tour will be led by Sabih Ahmed, Associate Director and Curator of the Foundation and curator of the exhibition followed by a Q&A with the audience. For more information about the Foundation and its ongoing programme, please visit www.ishara.org
Ishara Art Foundation was founded in 2019 as a non-profit organisation dedicated to presenting contemporary art of South Asia. Located in Dubai, the Foundation supports emerging and established practices that advance critical dialogue and explore global interconnections.Guided by a research-led approach, Ishara realises its mission through exhibitions, onsite and online programmes, education initiatives and collaborations in the UAE and internationally. The Foundation facilitates exchange between South Asian and international artistic networks that include museums, foundations, institutions, galleries and individuals.The Ishara logo, a synthesis of a square and circle, is based on an ideogram by Zarina to convey the word ’آسمان’ (‘Aasman’), sky. It forms one of 36 images from ‘Home is a Foreign Place’ (1999), a work in the collection of Ishara’s founder and chairperson, Smita Prabhakar. Ishara signifies a gesture, a signal or a hint, and is a word common to several languages including Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Swahili and Urdu.