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Risham Syed: Guided Exhibition Tour

We Are Sorry For This Transient Inconvenience Series: Indus Fans, 2012, jacquard
"We Are Sorry For This Transient Inconvenience" series: "Indus Fans" (2012), jacquard tapestry, 32 x 57 in.

Award-winning artist Risham Syed will talk about Metropolyptical: A Tale of a City, her exhibition at Project 88 gallery. Syed's current work addresses the huge influx of wealth, Western newcomers and rapid development in Pakistan and in Lahore, her home city, which is undergoing a demographic renaissance. She will discuss these changes, and the subject of rehabilitation in an urban context, as well as her inventive technique that weds tapestry weaving with contemporary photographic imagery.

With a Master’s Degree from the Royal College of Art in London, Syed is the winner of the 2012 ABRAAJ Capital Art Prize, and has exhibited work throughout India, the Middle East, the UK, and Pakistan, where she lives and teaches art. This will be her first solo show in this country.

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(Priority will be given to Asia Society members.)

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This programme is a part of our AsiaLens series, which presents an array of perspectives on the visual and performing arts of modern Asia, offering a vibrant and nuanced view across the continent. Other AsiaLens events include a cntemporary Japanese dance performance by KENTARO and an Art Walk on art and feminism entitled "Voicing a Presence."

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Event Details

Fri 8 Feb 2013
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Project 88 gallery, BMP Building
N.A. Sawant Marg, Colaba, Mumbai - 400 005

Asia Society Members – free entry. Non Members – Rs. 100.