KARACHI: An exhibition with the theme of “Washed Upon the Shore” featuring new works of eminent artiste Amin Gulgee kicked off at Canvas Gallery on 28th, December, 2015. The event is showcasing his new sculptures, installations and performances.
Zarmeene Shah, the curator of this exhibition, while speaking exclusively with this writer said, “Amin has created a world, which has three moons, instead of having one, revolving around the world. To understand this world, one needs a different approach of thinking, which is growing need of today’s world in order to find the solution to the problems we all are facing”.
Amin Gulgee is a renowned visual and performance artiste who has exhibited his work extensively, both globally and locally. His works are part of prestigious public and private collections.
He received a BA in Art, History and Economics from Yale University in 1987 and won the Conger B. Goodyear Fine Arts Award for his senior thesis on Moghul gardens.
Amin’s international group-shows include “Open: Esposizione Internazionale di Sculpture ed Installazioni” in Venice, Italy in 1998; “Pakistan: Another Vision,” Brunei Gallery, London, UK in 2000; the Beijing Biennial in 2003; “Beyond Borders,” National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India in 2005; “Paradise Lost,” WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA in 2008; “Rites of Passage,” Ostrale, Dresden, Germany in 2010. And his installation, Char Bagh I, was shown at Art Taipei in 2012.
Gulgee has had more than 30 solo exhibitions in Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, India, the UK, Portugal and the US. His most recent solo was “Walking on the Moon” at Wei-Ling Contemporary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2015.
He is also known for his performance works, an emerging field in Pakistan. Over the past decade, he had staged over a dozen performance works in Karachi and Lahore, Dubai and Nagoya, as well at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Gulgee was given Pakistan’s highest civilian honour, the President’s Pride of Performance in 2005 and was named as one of the Power Pakistan 100 in 2012, among other awards. He lives and works in Karachi.
The show will continue daily till December 31st 2015.
Farhan Khan -Dec 30, 2015