RECORDED TIME – Culmination of a Residency Project, opens on JANUARY 10TH, 2017 at KOEL GALLERY at 5 PM.
Brain O’Doherty compares a gallery space with a Palaeolithic painted cave, an Egyptian tomb and a medieval church – spaces that are sealed off from the outside world, “untouched by time and its vicissitudes”. ‘Recorded Time’ is an artistic project that sets off to challenge some of these notions as it functions as an open studio and a gallery space. It considers the notions of site specificity, the gallery as a contested space, and of looking out from inside this space and vice versa.
Four artists with disparate practices are part of this project. Ayessha Quraishi is a seasoned artist whose practice hinges on being felt or sensed as she negotiates physical and abstract spaces. Sara Pagganwala’s recent works are performance based where her body plays a pivotal role in creation and participation. Yasser Vayani works with the everyday objects to create installations with multiples that seek to subvert commercialization in art. Sarah Hashmi collects data in the form of objects and oral histories from those who experienced partition of the subcontinent and subsequent migration to Pakistan.
Beginning on December 13, 2016, at the Koel Gallery, Recorded Time aims to give artists a space to investigate their practices as they dialogue with each other and those passing by in a communal and interactive set up. Sadia Salim