Fazal Risvi

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Fazal Rizvi is an interdisciplinary artist and core member of Tentative Collective since 2014. As part of a curatorial collaboration with Aziz Sohail, at Colomboscope Fazal will exhibit existing and new work stemming from their recent project 'The Fleet'. Specifically, for the artist, the Arabian Sea littoral exists as a site of fluid exchange and possibility; especially symbolised by the fishermen who navigate this sea and depend on it as a source of their livelihood, but at the same time exist as victims of this system. Thus, through this body of work, the viewer may be able to better understand the politics of the sea and its relationship to land and nation. Floating upon the seas are various vessels, symbolized in this work through the body as well as the boat, that are used to examine tensions around freedom and captivity as life traverses through the marine

Supported by Goethe-Institut Karachi

Text excerpt from The Fleet, curated by Aziz Sohail, AAN Gandhara Art Space, Karachi

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