fbpx

Type to search

Artists Demand Karachi Biennale To Support Adeela Suleman

Artists Demand Karachi Biennale To Support Adeela Suleman

Share

The Creative Process Projects, an artist collective, called out Karachi Biennale for dismissing the destruction of Suleman’s public art piece, “The Killing Fields Of Karachi”

The statement released by the group was signed by major artists, activists, and academics from around the country such as Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Scheherzade Junejo, Shehzil Malik and many more.

The letter shunned the organisation for not supporting the very artists it endorsed and provided a platform to, as KB dismissed Suleman’s artwork as an unwarranted political statement, clearly taking the easier route and making the “cowardly decision to abide by the shadow state”, it said.

“We believe KB’s rhetoric is incredibly dangerous because it is creating false divisions between the art, public and politics. We reject KB’s attempts to separate politics from art and public space,” said the statement.

Call for Karachi Biennale To Support Its ArtistsWe are outraged by Karachi Biennale’s statement issued in response to…

Posted by The Creative Process Projects on Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The artwork in question was curated by Adeela Suleman and called ‘The Killing Fields of Karachi”, where she set up 444 gravestones to represent each victim of extrajudicial killings carried out by former Malir SSP Rao Anwar.

Tags::