She inhabits a secluded space that is claustrophobic in itself, but more in terms of the flood of information in the form of oral histories, written histories and various snippets of visuals.
How does an archivist work as an artist? When and how does an artist become a researcher? Or an archivist? It is not the same thing as going through an official archival regime. It is most certainly at variance as the artist’s body is being used an archiving agent.
The archivist is mad because there is chaos. This artist is not aware of order.
How was/is the history of art in Pakistan being archived during the time frame of 1947 -1971?
Who gets to write about the history of art practiced in Pakistan?
An endless rhetorical question asked to myself and to the people I got in touch with - including the notable art historian and writer, Iftikhar Dadi, acclaimed artist, writer and art educator Ma’am Salima Hashmi and many others that you may find in my archive room at Väre. You will also find reproductions of the works of A R Chughtai I discovered at the V&A Museum during my study trip to London. The show is on till the 7th of Jan. You may access my study area and go through the materials I have collected, reproduced and books /catalogues digitally or in print made available for everyone.
So much to say and share from the V&A museum. To me the most moving was seeing the marks left over from WWII bombings that were never repaired and left as a reminder and memorial of the values endured during a time of conflict. #vandamusuem #victoriaandalbertmuseum
'the beast that be in woodland waste, now sit and see nor ride nor haste'
William Morris designed this beautiful tapestry in 1887. Woven with wool and silk on a cotton wrap. The puzzle art is so detailed, you can see the weave pattern!
Precast Concrete with a Quartz Composite to help it Shine in the Sun
Thought to represent the crown of thorns worn by Jesus, holly has been associated with Christianity since Medieval times. Red glass beads serve as berries here and the leaves are made from handmade pins, some of which may be medieval, dating as far back as the 14th century, and none will be older than late 1700, when the process of pin making was mechanised. Pins like this can be found in such quantities on parts of the Thames foreshore that it's easy to get prickled. They fell from the clothes of ordinary Londoners who were pinned, hooked, and laced into their clothes - it took hundreds of pins to hold an elaborate Elizabethan ruff in place. Some may have been dumped into the river with household waste and street sweepings, others fell from people as they went about their daily business traveling along and crossing the water.
WW2 bomb damage to Aston Webb facade of V and A / Two men reunite over a rolled cigarette
This painting utilises a technique like that of the Schuster fork, and illustrates how the mind constructs the impossibility. The mind puts together the separate elements into a "coherent" whole of these parts. The horse is thus bisected by a patch of background grass. Also, one of the tree trunks is in front of the horse but its base is behind the horse. It certainly seems that these elements are inconsistent with our conception of a rider in a forest.
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