Risham Syed: And The Rest Is History
|When||31 Dec 1969|
‘and the rest is history’: Risham Syed
Now though May 15 2010Talwar Gallery 108 E16th St NY NY 10003 Tel. 212-673-3096
Risham Syed situates symbols of influence and the power of the past with those from contemporary Pakistani society, often creating ironic and provoking tableaux. Employing Victorian values instilled through her missionary schooling and from socio-cultural vestiges of the colonial past, Syed excavates the differences in class, gender, race and histories. The remains of cultural inheritance are examined to reveal the nature of their origins and their perceived authenticity in present day Pakistan. Risham Syed is an Assistant Professor at the School of Visual Art, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan.
About the Gallery:
Talwar Gallery is a contemporary art gallery focusing on artists from the Indian Subcontinent and its Diaspora. Underlying the gallery vision is the belief that the artist is geographically located not the art. Their desires to exceed expectations of locality, of self; to extract purpose and significance from their familiar environs, to create, these artists have renegotiated the borders and refuse to singularly site themselves or their work. Their search and their work traverse any simplified categorization based on geography, religion, culture or race.
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