Naiza Khan Talks Art and Social Change at The Seattle Public Library April 2
release date: 03/30/2017
Artist, curator, activist, educator and mentor Naiza Khan will discuss her work from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636 .
Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $7.
Focusing on cultural space in South Asia and Pakistan, Khan will address the role of culture as resistance and the creation of counter narratives.
Making use of video, sculpture, painting, drawing, site-specific interventions, objects and print, as an artist Khan explores the relationship between land and history. Her work encompasses geographical space, social and political landscapes, gender and the role of women in Pakistani society. "Aesthetically," states Khan, "my process is being driven by content that is continuously in flux."
Khan is a professional adviser at the Department of Visual Studies in Pakistan's University of Karachi. Her work has been widely exhibited internationally, including at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2016), the Shanghai Biennale (2012) and exhibitions such as Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan at Asia Society, New York (2009). In 2013, Khan had her first major retrospective in an American institution: Karachi Elegies at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. The artist lives and works in Karachi and London.