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Click to enlargeMADIHA AIJAZ
Feb 9 - Apr 22, 2018
Madiha Aijaz's first solo show in the UK centres around the public libraries of Karachi. Aijaz sees these spaces as a lens to view the changing landscape of Pakistan’s most populous city Karachi. The central film, These Silences Are All the Words, 2017, focuses on the Bedil Library and how the librarians and the library’s users reflect on the city outside the library’s walls and the shift of language from Urdu to English. Aijaz works with photography, film and fiction, exploring how pleasure and entertainment are experienced in public spaces.
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Jul 20 - Oct 14, 2018
Tai Shani presents her first major solo exhibition in a public gallery, presenting the culmination of her ongoing project Dark Continent, which includes an immersive installation in The Tetley’s atrium, film works, posters and a selection of artworks drawn together by Shani.
Over the last four years Tai Shani has been developing a body of work that takes Christine de Pizan’s 1405 proto-feminist text The Book of the City of Ladies as its starting point. Pizan created an allegorical city of notable women drawn from a medieval conception of history, where fact, fiction and myth are blurred. Characters from fiction live side by side with female historical figures, collectively making an early case for gender equality.
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