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March 3, 2011 / the s.a. project

s.a goes ‘barmy’ publicly!

Saira Ansari - Art Dubai MARKER project


The image on the left is the first preview into the work that I’ve created for MARKER at the Art Dubai – showing 16-19 March, 2011.

According to the website: “Art Dubai launches MARKER, a new platform for experimental art spaces from Asia and the Middle East to showcase projects by emerging artists at the fair in 2011.

Art Dubai has commissioned curator Nav Haq to invite and develop projects with experimental commercial and non-commercial art spaces from across Asia and the Middle East, most of whom are new to exhibiting within an art fair. These five dynamic concept stands, dotted through the gallery halls, will showcase work by emerging artists and will be reflexive of the fair as a phenomenon that exemplifies today’s experiential turn in the art milieu. The art fair is an example of the experience economy par excellence, embodying the realms of escapism, entertainment, education and aesthetics.”

Mehreen Murtaza and I are being represented at MARKER by Grey Noise.



So if you’re not being lazy today and would like to hear some more of my nonsense, why don’t you make your way towards the Art Dubai Journal site and have a look at the journal. Nothing special really…EXCEPT THE FACT THAT I’M IN IT!

Interview with Saira Ansari, Grey Noise Gallery and Ghada Al Dabbagh

Relax. It’s only me trying to take over the world and prove I’m solely interested in airing my views to as many people as can be faced to listen. same old same old!

Read more to find about the image/work in this post and also to get a glimpse into what I’m taking to the jamjar gallery show Hear Me Roar.


On a terribly tragic note, I’d like to use this space to protest the  gruesome murder of Federal Minister for Minority affairs Shahbaz Bhatti ; my views are synonymous with countless other sane  Pakistani’s who the international media doesn’t seem to notice when they cover ‘popular opinion’. We represent this country too and we are trying our best to fight this senseless extremism and self-destruction. I share my deepest regrets with my friends, who belong to religious and ethnic minorities, at yet another setback in this battle.


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  1. artkapakistan / Mar 5 2011 3:56 pm

    Good job!


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