A new publication – book launch event

Book cover

The launch of a new publication from Cornerhouse Books
Sat 6 October
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The Last Known Pose is a collection of written and visual responses to the works of British artist, Qasim Riza Shaheen. Essays, reflections and conversations, by eminent scholars, curators, artists and collaborators, consider the multiple aspects and the experience of his works.

Through depictions of his own body and a vocabulary of simulation set within the photographic frame, Shaheen’s inter-disciplinary and socially-engaged practice explores notions of gender, a-typically through the poetics of Sufism and the performance of cultural texts.

Featuring images by performance photographer Manuel Vason, texts by curators Sarah Perks (Artistic Director of Visual Art at HOME, Manchester), Chris Clarke (Senior Curator at The Glucksman, University of Cork, Ireland), and Craig Ashley (Director of New Art West Midlands, Birmingham), among many others.

English and Urdu text.

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Asia Triennial 2018

The opening night of Manchester’s 2018 Asia Triennial, Europe’s only Triennial dedicated to contemporary visual art on the theme of Asia, features a talk from Qasim.

Qasim Riza Shaheen: The day after the day before I sinned
Fri 5 October, 19:15, Room 1, HOME
Poignantly adorned and costumed, five brides wait, in anticipation, for rites of passage, which in this work, shifts our attention from the actual beloved to an imagined one. Using live and audio soundtracks, the five brides-in-waiting lip sync and gesture through archetypes of longing and desire.

The event is free.

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