THE SELF WE SHARE - SATRANG GALLERY
Current Art Exhibition
| Zahra Hussain Shah, Shah Abdullah Alamee, Arif Khan & Sana Zaidi | 28 June - 28 July|
The artists in this particular exhibition have been inspired by the poetry and writings of influential Sufi poets and philosophers. Presenting a series of works on paper, sculptures and paintings, this exhibition celebrates the Sufi ideals of love, life, and relationships while exploring methods of communication. The exhibition also seeks to emphasize the self and encourage looking inward for guidance.
It is far too easy and detrimental to focus on seperations and differences amongst communities, with this exhibition, Satrang Gallery is stressing commonalities and humanness between us. This show highlights the strong power within ourselves, as individuals, but more importantly as a community and as a collective.
Satrang Gallery, Serena, Islamabad.
Zahra Hussain Shah is a London-based artist specializing in ink and mixed media. She read International Relations and History at the London School of Economics and Political Science and has lived in Africa, the Middle East, North America and Europe. Zahra thus explores the challenges of a female Pakistani Canadian artist exploring her identity whilst having grown up in eight vastly different, complex and some volatile socio-political societies. Her time in Beirut especially inspires her.
Zahra is currently discovering the impact of energy on the human psyche through movement in different forms. She seeks to address a number of issues through a Mevlevi lens of introspection, the Sema of the whirling dervish being part of the Mevlevi Sufi order. Using this dance, her showcasing collection exhibits the turmoil of the inner being and that inner struggle's effects on society at large.
As a self-taught artist, Zahra was mentored by various accomplished artists from the age of seventeen, including the reknowned Lebanese artist, Zeina Barakeh, London- based Enver Gursev and Pakistani masters Asad Faruki and Saeed Akhtar. A member of the Digital Makers collective, she recently participated in a show at the Tate Modern in London where movement was assessed through Artificial Intelligence.
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