Adeela Suleman | Ashes to Ashes

27 Apr 2019 – 2 Jun 2019

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Tuesdays - Saturdays, 11am - 7pm
Sundays, 11am - 6pm
Closed on Monday and Public Holidays

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Travel Information

  • Nearest Bus Stop: Along Alexandra Road Opposite Alexandra Point (Bus Stop Number 15059) Available Buses: 51, 57, 61, 83, 97, 97e, 100, 166, 175, 408, 963 or 963E
  • Nearest MRT Train Station: Labrador Park (Circle Line station CC27) Walking Directions from Labrador Park Station (~10 mins): 1. Exit Labrador Park station via Exit A and walk towards Alexandra Road. 2. Stay on the opposite side of the road from Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC) Shopping Mall. 3. At the first bus stop, take the sheltered walkway on your right into Gillman Barracks.
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The works exhibited in Ashes to Ashes, continue Adeela Suleman’s engagement with the narration and documentation of violence. Suleman’s exquisitely produced, beguiling sculptural pieces speak to daily negotiations with security and reflect the tenuous experience of life in and around Karachi. Suleman regards the very act of producing art in the midst of such uncertainty and turbulence to be both a form of rebellion as well as an act of liberation. 

In this exhibition, Suleman extends her practice of incorporating found material:   repurposing   found craft, found object and found image into a unique and personal visual language.  Her symbolism incorporates the visual idioms of the urban vernacular and is further embellished by metaphors which, even as they allude to popular constructs, are rooted in folklore, mythology and personal stories from her childhood.

The works themselves are seductively executed and artfully communicate a tension:  the inexhaustible beauty of the landscapes contrasting with the escalating brutalism and the corrosive embeddedness of local and global violence

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