VASLNewsletter Online Issue no. 007, January - March 2007
With 5 years of work behind us, we are now moving towards new challenges in terms of how we engage with and facilitate art practise within our own context. 2007 celebrates 60 years of Pakistan's Independence, so this year calls for a time for reflection and dialogue. VASL is an evolving platform, where we are collaborating with new projects and proposals from within Pakistan and with artists' collectives abroad. We solicit your comments and ideas, to share this space and make it yours.
The VASL website database for contemporary artists is a successful ongoing project. It now lists 80+4 artists working in the art scene across Pakistan Artists Pages. We hope to train artists in Quetta and Peshawar intensively over the next year. (Artists please update dimensions of work and other details of your works, as this is an important aspect for professionals, publications and International curators.) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next Residency in March for upcoming artists- Where from - where to - Applications for young artists are open NOW! We have an International Workshop in the pipeline in Lahore for end 2007.
The monthly VASL Study Group which we have just initiated looks at critical text on Pakistani art.
A very happy 2007 from the VASL team!
Naiza H Khan, Adeela Suleman, Auj Khan, Mahreen Zuberi and Munawar Ali.
Send us your suggestions/queries at email@example.com
Taaza Tareen 2007, Karachi
International Artists Workshop 2007, Lahore
Art Omi International Artists Residency, New York
The Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong) looking for A Researcher for Pakistan
The Cartier Award 2007: Frieze Art Fair, UK
SOUL Drawing Project, UK
11th Annual Arizona State University Art Museum Short Film and Video Festival, USA
13 Satellites, Lahore
Artists in the Network and beyond
Naiza H Khan
Artists In Diaspora
Galleries and Exhibitions
The Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi
The Commune, Karachi
Art resources and useful links
27th Sao Paulo Biennial: Photo Tour
Beyond the Page
Taaza Tareen Residency II; Where from, where to?
VASL is now accepting applications from recent graduates from across Pakistan. To apply for the second VASL Local Artists' Residency download the form from our website. Works submitted for application should carry all information and details of images submitted. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.vaslart.org
Dates: 5th March - 5th April Deadline: 5th February
International Artists Workshop Lahore 2007
VASL Lahore is accepting applications for International Artists’ Workshop. The two week workshop has been rescheduled for October - November 2007.Download application form and send it together with your CV and a maximum of 10 images to email@example.com New dates coming up soon on our website: www.vaslart.org
Deadline: April 9th 2007
Art Omi International Artists Residency, New York, USA
The International Artists Residency is a three week Residency Program for visual artists in upstate New York.
January 15, 2007
Session Dates: July 1-23, 2007
Application form: http://www.artomi.org/artomi.htm#Application
The Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong) is looking to fill the position of:
Researcher for Pakistan
The successful candidate will be positioned in Lahore (Punjab) to document and collate material on contemporary art of Pakistan for the Asia Art Archive. Duties of the researcher include: collecting art-related material, documenting exhibitions and events, conducting interviews with artists, curators and other art practitioners, and collating collected materials.
He/She will represent AAA in Pakistan and play a key part in building a comprehensive collection of material on Pakistani art. The post is full-time basis.
- A recognized degree in Fine Art (Theory, History, Criticism)
- Familiar with contemporary art scene in Pakistan
- Work experience in the art field a must
- Fluent in written and spoken Urdu and English
- A team player with good inter-personal skills
- Dynamic, responsible, and with strong organizational skills
Interested candidates please send curriculum vitae with full career and academic details, two referees, availability and expected salary to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 January 2007.
Data collected will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes only.
The Cartier Award 2007: Frieze Art Fair:Call for applications
The Cartier Award for emerging artists living outside the UK is a major initiative by Frieze Projects, the curatorial programme of Frieze Art Fair, sponsored by Cartier. Gasworks is proud to be working with Frieze Projects for next year's Award and will host the residency of the selected artist.
Artists are invited to propose a new work to be realised at Frieze Art Fair 2007 which will be produced under the auspices of Frieze Projects.
The Cartier Award includes:
- A 3 month residency at Gasworks from mid September to mid December 2007 including accommodation, per diems and travel expenses
- Project production costs of up to £10,000
- An artist's fee of £1,000
The Cartier Award is open to non UK-based artists within 5 years of graduating from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. Submissions from all international artists who meet these criteria welcomed.
Deadline: 5 Jan 2007
More information: http://www.frieze.com
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Kuona Trust International Women’s Workshop - Call for applications
We believe in giving women the opportunity to work together without the pressing demands of their everyday life. We are looking for a group of up to 20 women artists (12 Kenyan; 8 international) to share this exciting experience. To come together for 2 weeks to make art; share their experiences; to learn from each other as contemporaries in a secluded environment. To return home with renewed determination and to inspire other women artists in their country.
Kuona Trust invites applications from interested women artists of any media to reach us by the 10th January 2007.
The workshop is scheduled for end-February 2007 and will run for two weeks.
Kuona Trust will provide limited art materials, food, accommodation and local transport during the workshop. Please indicate whether you can pay your airfare. Priority will be given to those who can pay their own way.
Applicants must submit the following.
* 6 digital images of their recent works
* a letter of intent
* your c.v.
Application deadline: 10th of January. Send your application to email@example.com.
11th Annual Arizona State University Art Museum Short Film and Video Festival
A brief history of the festival, guidelines for entry, a complete list of the works that have been screened at past festivals and a few success stories can be found online at the following address: http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/filmfest
Entry and attendance are free. The festival is scheduled to takes place on Saturday April 14, 2007
Deadline for Entering Work: Friday, February 2, 2007
Arizona State University Art Museum
10th Street and Mill Avenue
Tempe , Arizona 85287-2911
Tel: 480 965 2787 Fax: 480 965 5254
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.asuartmuseum.asu.edu
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13 Satellites of Lahore
The second round of this VASL Lahore project begins from mid of March till the end of the month. Thirteen Satellites was initiated through blog discussions in which 14 artists and students from Lahore, individually and collaboratively intervened in the city through performances, and artworks which challenged the notion of the conventional exhibition space.
The project will be open for participation of artists and art students from other art schools within Pakistan. Write to Huma Mulji on email@example.com. Deadline: February 1st 2007
Artists in the Network and beyond
Bani Abidi's 'Shan Pipe Band Learns the Star Spangled Banner' named as one of the '10 Best Films of 2006' by Barbara London, Associate Curator, Department of Media, MOMA New York. (Art Forum, Dec 2006)
Salima Hashmi : Another contribution to the Art of the region
The co authored writing project called Memory, Metaphor, Mutations: Contemporary art of India and Pakistan was published recently in New Delhi by Yashodhara Dalmia and Salima Hashmi.This volume published by Oxford University Press, includes a series of engaging essays, which survey the history of modern and contemporary art of India and Pakistan.
Naiza H Khan: Solo of new works called 'Drawn to you' in Lahore -
Exhibition of large scale drawings and prints and object works.
Rohtas II, Lahore, February 2007
Rashid Rana : His work is being shown at international venues such as Artissma Art Fair, Gulf Art Fair, Albion London and an upcoming solo of new works at Nature Morte, New Delhi.
‘Artissima Art Fair’ in Italy, in November 2006. Work represented by gallery Vitamin, Turin
Solo Show at Nature Morte, New Delhi. The show will feature his most recent works. The show will open on 17th February and it will continue till 17th March.
1st Gulf Art Fair. Dubai is hosting it’s first ever Art fair in March. Along with leading galleries from Europe, India , America and the Far East there will be the work of the most innovative contemporary artists from throughout North Africa and the Middle East. Many of the key commentators in the international art world believe that in the next three years Dubai will become the world’s most important art market outside London and New York. This event is being considered a major step towards this goal.
Group show at Albion, London. This show brings together a disparate range of artists, in terms of style and geography, all addressing a central issue of our time: fear. Artists in this show; Kader Attia, Shilpa Gupta, Rashid Rana, Jennifer Wen Ma, Wang Qingsong, Xu Bing
Dates:: March 27th, to run until end of May.
‘Mirror World’; an exhibition curated by Zoe Butt and Bec Dean, previously held at ACP, Sidney and Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, will now be travelling to Auckland New Zealand. Dates: 07 March 07 - Sat 14 April 07
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Artists In Diaspora
Asma Shikoh; Solo Exhibition -
"Liberated" at the Ceres Gallery, 547 West 27th Street,
New York, NY 10001
"Shikoh's new work reflects her belief in the self empowering identity of American Muslim women. The artist creates an exciting visual interplay of popular icons and the 'hijab' (the head scarf adorned by Muslim women), highlighting the role of individual practices in the shaping of a unique national identity. The work includes personal involvement of more than a hundred Muslim women across America."
January 2 -- January 27, 2007
Opening Reception: Sat, January 6th, 2007, 2-4 pm
Ateqa Ali curates 'Homecoming' for the National Gallery Show scheduled early this year. It showcases works of diasporic artists from Pakistan; some artists participating are Ambreen Butt, Saira Wasim Tazeen Qayyum and Sadia Rehman.
Robert Hull Flemming Museum University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 'I need a hero'. Dates: Jan 15th- June 2007
Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts Cirque Du Monde. Dates: Feb 24th-March 30th 2007
Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, Holy land and Diaspora in the desert Dates:April 8th 2006- December 31st 2006
National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan, 'Home Coming'. Dates: December 2006- March 2007
Elizabeth A. Sackler center for feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York Global Feminism, Dates: March 23rd - July 1st 2007
Saira Wasim is being represented by Ameringer and Yohe Fine Arts Gallery in New York
Tazeen Qayyum received a travel grant from the Canada Council to come to Pakistan for the inauguration of
the National Gallery in Islamabad.
Sa'dia Rehman, a New York based artist, was in Pakistan to make an installation for an exhibition being curated
by Ateqa Ali for the National Gallery called 'Homecoming'.
Alia Hasan-Khan, who was based in Austin, Texas, is in Pakistan and will be teaching at the Beacon House National University in Lahore in the first quarter of 2007.
Ayesha Khan will have an exhibition at Yale University in February 2007.
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Galleries and Exhibitions
Amin J - Karachi based photographer invites viewers to his online exhibition, opened December 22nd 2007.
Amean J’s work and name have been featured in publications like The New Yorker, Colors, Herald, Newsline and books such as ‘1000 signs’ by Taschen.
Croweaters Gallery, Lahore ,
Talespinning: The role of story telling in art.
Participating Artists: Alia H khan, Naiza H khan, Shajia Azam, Ayaz Jokhio, Ahsan Jamal, Ayesha Jatoi
Curated by Ateqa Ali . Opening: 31st Jan 2007
The Mohatta Palace Museum Karachi
"Art for Charity" is an exhibition of Art and Photography. The exhibition is being organized by DAWN Group of Newspapers and all the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will go toward the DAWN Relief fund for the rehabilitation of the earthquake victims of the October 8, 2005 earthquake in Pakistan .
Dates: January 15- 20, 2007
H.H Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum daughter of H.H Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum- UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai
The photography of H. H Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was unveiled in public for the first time at the Burj Al Arab – Dubai in November 2005. Her work depicts a mature and artistic eye, as well as a sense of humor and a great understanding and appreciation of Mother Nature. H.H Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has kindly consented to donate all the proceeds from the sale of her photography for the relief of the earthquake victims.
Uschi Schmitt Ladanyi.
Ms. Ladanyi was born in Germany- Bavaria and graduated from Munich U5 Academy in Art, Graphic Design and Photography. She combines modern technology from her photographic skills with her artist background.
Karen Lakar has studied in Berlin and she is working in Munich and specializes in bronze and aluminum sculptures. The sculptures are inspired by forms of nature like plants and creatures and uniformed into abstract and natural shapes.
Tale of the Tile: the Ceramic Traditions of Pakistan will continue for another quarter.
Salwat Ali on the show: http://www.dawn.com/weekly/gallery/archive/060812/gallery1.htm
THE COMMUNE Artist Colony
Sara Bakhtyar 'Restrictions', Opens 6th January 2007
For details write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CANVAS Gallery, Karachi Canvas99@cyber.net.pk
January: 9th Group Show - 6 artists
Sadia Moiz, Shoaib Mehmood, Safdar Qureshi, Farheen Maqsood and Amjad Ali Talpur
VM Art Gallery, Karachi email@example.com
January: 8th - 13th Japanese Craft Exhibition
February: 1st - 15th Tara, based in New York ( Solo- Indian Painter)
March: 10th - 20th Obaid Syed ( Landscape Painter from Sweden)
CHAWKANDI Art, Karachi firstname.lastname@example.org
January: 5th Samina Mansuri
March: 18th Salman Ikram
· INDUS Gallery, Karachi email@example.com
January: 9th Mansur Aye
February: - Group Show , Students of Mr Ali Iman
March : - Saleem Mansur
· ROHTAS Gallery, Lahore firstname.lastname@example.org
Feburary - Naiza H khan
EJAZ GALLERIES, Lahore, email@example.com
· ROHTAS GALLERY, Islamabad, firstname.lastname@example.org
· NAIRANG, Lahore, www.nairangartgalleries.com
· GULMOHAR Karachi, email@example.com
· KHAS GALLERY, Islamabad, firstname.lastname@example.org