One Night Stand’ mesmerises art fans
By: Ahtesham Azhar
KARACHI: The renowned international metal sculpture, Amin Gulgee, recently orchestrated another live performance at his gallery entitled ‘Riwahyti: One Night Stand’ and brought together filmmakers, actors, architects, musicians, and photographers to do a creative and interactive live performance on the theme.
Guests were amused by the 21 beautifully curated performances which took place simultaneously in different parts of Gulgee’s gallery.
Among the attendees were Saqib Malik, Deepak Perwani, Rukaiya Adamjee, Tara Mehmood, writer Muhammad Hanif, Ayaz Anis, Zurrain Imam, Tara Uzra Dawood, Durraid Siddiqui, Obaid Sheikh, Shanaz Ramzi, Aamna Isani and many more, who appreciated the performance of the artists.
The black umbrella theme, orchestrated by Muzzumil Ruheel, proved to be shockingly interesting for the guests as he tagged along with guests with a black umbrella in his hand, depicting forced relationships people make to achieve their hidden agendas.
Angeline Malik performed on ‘With Oneself’ theme, watching herself on a projector performing different scenes from a bystander’s point of view. Sikandar Mufti performed ‘Off-the-Shelf Box Frequency’. His performance was about sounds. He created different sounds with the help of multiple objects.
Syed Ammad Thair performed ‘Mirror Mirror on the Wall,’ his performance was about drawing relationships between the personal and the public. He was busy in looking himself in the mirror and he was also wearing some ladies thins such as nail polish, ear rings and others. It was depicting his wish for desiring to be a woman.
Other performances included Fayaz Agariah’s ‘Paraphernalia’ Danish Raza’s ‘Sacrifice & Surrogates’, Ayesha Toor’s ‘Chuup’ Ayessha Quraishi’s ‘The Sensual Orchestra Plays Live’, Nimra Bucha’s ‘Swimming Pool’, Izdeyar Setna’s ‘Stand Still’, Irfan Hasan’s ‘Performing Self-Portrait’, Danyal Sadiq’s ‘Soundscapes’, Babar Sheikh’s ‘The New Wave’, Ahsan Jamal’s ‘The Art That Makes My Living’, Raania Azam Khan’s ‘Mystery Nivala’, Muhammad Ali’s ‘Happy Endings’ and Affan Baghpat’s ‘Untitled’.
“Performance work has been a part of my art practice. For this happening, I have included plastic artists as well as musicians, filmmakers, actors, architects and people associated with fashion. Performance is very much part of our lives in South Asia as births, marriages and deaths are all public events,” said curator Gulgee.