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June 2, 2012 / the s.a. project

a chorus of hollow souls

A chorus of hollow souls – Mohsin Shafi
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Mohsin Shafi

Read more about Mohsin Shafi and the twisty drawing cherub Maria Khan (featured in the s.a. project blogs ‘i return to the monsters i like‘) in the Asia Society blog post –> Multimedia: Pakistani Artists Explore Myth, Reality and Identity

While one dodges women who want to give their work a ‘makeover’, the other suppresses disappointment at yet another gallery rejecting a proposal for a show. Yet they manage to make more work, display it, squeeze in awards and residencies, and sometimes make a quick buck. Things I can never manage to get done!

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MEANWHILE, I sat down to talk to artist Risham Syed for a discussion on what goes on behind the scenes of art exhibitions and big curated projects. I wish it were an actual sit down, but it was not, and instead we chatted on Skype instead – kind of necessary with thousands of miles between us.

Go ahead, read: ArtNow – Contemporary Art of Pakistan – Artist of the Month: Risham Syed even if the black background blinds you after a while.

Seven Seas, Turkey quilt (ACAP 2012) – Risham Syed

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  1. peter bradshaw / Jul 13 2012 12:06 am

    u deserve this award for your services towards art!

    http://tinypic.com/r/14b4w8j/6

  2. peter bradshaw / Jul 13 2012 2:10 am

    sao paulo art society confers upon you this award!

    http://tinypic.com/r/2dkttw/6

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