Alia Pathan: Diasphoria Reading Group and Panel Discussion
Wednesday 13 June 2018
Free. Booking Links below.
Alongside the Fire Rooster exhibition, we will be hosting two events to share texts and conversations exploring themes in the work. Join us for the afternoon and evening or just come along to one of the sessions.
Diasphoria Reading Group
Wednesday 13 June, 14:00—17:00
Alongside the Fire Rooster exhibition, we will host a reading group to discuss moments where memory and imagination intersect with brown, queer and non-binary gender identities.
We will be reflecting on extracts from The White Tiger Project interviews. Please book a place and we will email transcripts, or come and listen to the audio as part of the exhibition at Primary.
This session will be facilitated by Alia Pathan and Kiri Grant.
Wednesday 13 June, 18:00—20:00
To mark the culmination of the Fire Rooster exhibition tour, a panel discussion with Alia Pathan and invited guests will draw together references to intra-cultural identity, pop-culture and an imagined sense of home for artists of the South Asian diaspora.
Contributors: Alia Pathan, Raisa Kabir, Zarina Muhammad, Barby Asante, Kiri Grant
Alia Pathan is an interdisciplinary artist interested in memory, technology and subjectivity. They have exhibited nationally and internationally including Mount Florida Screenings at GoMA, EM15 Sunscreen, a collateral project for the 56th Venice Biennale, 4th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art, LOOP Festival Barcelona, Superdeluxe Tokyo and Note On, Berlin. Alia is the recipient of numerous awards including ASC Development Fund 2017, Red Mansion Art Prize Beijing Residency 2016, A‐N Go and See Venice Bursary 2015, Goldsmiths/ICA Moscow Scholarship Residency 2014.
Raisa Kabir is an interdisciplinary artist, who utilises woven text/textiles, sound, video and performance to translate and visualise concepts concerning the politics of cloth, labour and embodied geographies. She addresses cultural anxieties surrounding nationhood, textile identities and the cultivation of borders; as well as examining the encoded violence in histories of labour in globalised neo-colonial textile production. Her (un)weaving performances comment on power, production, and the body as a living archive of collective trauma. She has participated in residencies and exhibited work at The Whitworth, The Tetley, Raven Row, Textile Arts Center NYC, and The Center of Craft Creativity and Design NC.
Zarina Muhammad is an art critic and artist based in London. She is one half of the White Pube, alongside Gabrielle de la Puente, and they publish a review every week on thewhitepube.com and on Instagram and Twitter as @thewhitepube.
Barby Asante is a London based artist, curator, educator and occasional DJ. Her work is concerned with the politics of place, space, identity and the histories and legacies of colonialism making work that is collaborative, performative and dialogic. She has created works that consider migration, safe spaces to gather in cities antagonistic to ones presence and how one maps the self as a contributor to narratives of society, culture and politics.
These events at Primary are supported by the New Art Exchange.
The Fire Rooster exhibition is supported by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts and the ASC Development Fund.