Karen Mirza and Brad Butler conceived The Museum of Non Participation in 2007 when - during the Pakistani Lawyers movement in Islamabad - they viewed the protests and subsequent state violence from a window in The National Art Gallery.
Since then they have pursued ideas connected to their position that day - through conversation, images, activities and narratives following strands of dialogue to different people, places and contexts.
Working over an eighteen month period with street vendors, Urdu translators, architects, estate agents, housing activists, lawyers, hairdressers, filmmakers, wedding photographers, newspaper printers, artists and writers, they have played out different manifestations of The Museum of Non Participation.
Visit the Museum of Non Participation behind Yaseen?s barbers shop on Bethnal Green Road:
Friday 25 September ? Sunday 25 October 2009
Yaseen?s, 277 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6AH
Open Tuesday ? Saturday 1pm-8pm
Sunday 1pm- 6pm