Virtual Tour with the curator: Sabih Ahmed
Virtual Tour with the curator: Sabih Ahmed
Ishara Art Foundation, Dubai

Virtual Tour with the curator

Sabih Ahmed, Associate Director and Curator, Ishara Art Foundation, will guide participants through Growing like a Tree, an exhibition curated by Sohrab Hura.

Growing like a Tree looks at regional histories of image-making through a visual and sonic excavation of place, memory and identities. The ensemble of artists and collectives includes Aishwarya Arumbakkam, Anjali House, Bunu Dhungana, Farah Mulla, Jaisingh Nageswaran, Katrin Koenning, Munem Wasif, Nida Mehboob, Nepal Picture Library, Reetu Sattar, Sarker Protick, Sathish Kumar, Sean Lee, Yu Yu Myint Than, and a citation by Dayanita Singh along with site-specific interventions by Sohrab Hura.
Referencing the interconnected spheres of contemporary artistic practice, this show considers photography as a locus in an expanded field of art that comprises videos, books and sound installations. Over the years, Hura’s individual and collective journeys through photography and moving image have presented both a form of rooting and uprooting of places as markers of identity. Here, he maps a network of past and present collaborators with 14 artists and collectives from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Germany, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Singapore, seeking to expand the framework of boundaries set out by the geographical context of South Asia. Together they create a space where multiple voices and experiences are brought into dialogue with one another, capturing dualities in which organic growth is matched with resource extraction, the archival is juxtaposed with the contemporary, and the magic of the mundane is seen through children’s eyes.

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• This is a live, online talk on the Zoom platform.
• The talk is in English and last approx. 45 minutes. It is followed by a short question and answer session.
• Indicated time refers to CEST (Central European Summer Time).
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Installation view of Growing like a Tree, curated by Sohrab Hura at Ishara Art Foundation. Images courtesy of the artists and Ishara Art Foundation. Photography by Ismail Noor/Seeing Things.
Artwork image: Munem Wasif, Kheyal, (2015-2018). Single channel video, 23:34 minutes, 16:9, black-and-white, sound, variable dimensions. © Munem Wasif. Image courtesy of the artist and Project 88, produced with support from Bengal Foundation.

  • Free / By invitation
  • Online