ART EXHIBITION : Studio Art Gallery presents "Between The Lines" a debut solo show by Pakistani artist Khalil Chishtee > 11am-7pm on 11th to 16th February 2019 - Delhi Events

ART EXHIBITION : Studio Art Gallery presents "Between The Lines" a debut solo show by Pakistani artist Khalil Chishtee > 11am-7pm on 11th to 16th February 2019

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Venue : Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road
Artworks Khalil Chishtee
Artworks by Khalil Chishtee
Time : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Add to Calendar 11/02/2019 11:00 16/02/2019 19:00 Asia/Kolkata ART EXHIBITION : Studio Art Gallery presents "Between The Lines" a debut solo show by Pakistani artist Khalil Chishtee Event Page : https://www.delhievents.com/2019/02/exhibition-studio-art-gallery-between-lines-pakistani-artist-khalil-chishtee-india-habitat-centre.html Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 DD/MM/YYYY - Exhibition on View

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Venue : Visual Arts Gallery
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Event Description : Pakistani artist Khalil Chishtee reflects upon trauma of war using the poetic language of Urdu calligraphy in intricate metal works in his debut solo show in India titled Between The Lines: Presented by STUDIO ART gallery

The show includes 10 metal works created using Urdu calligraphy and two works on paper,  in which Chishtee reflects upon his memories of a traumatic childhood post partition and political unjust of the newly found country, albeit in a language that is both poetic and aesthetic.

Chishtee,­ a figurative sculptor from Lahore, Pakistan, encourages his audience a twofold experience: deciphering the work from the perspective of visual neutrality while also suggesting the importance of understanding the text.

Says Ashna Singh, Director, Studio Art: “Khalil transforms the political turmoil, chaos of the past along with the personal conceptual struggles into aesthetically compelling visual experiences. How long are we not going to take responsibility for our actions and failings? When are we ever going to read between the lines? Chishtee intends his art for transformation rather than decoration, diversion or indoctrination. In his view the art is meant to serve for cultivating knowledge of how to be in the world, for going through life. And it can be effective for developing a deeper understanding of your own experiences.” 

Chishtee’s works are an effort to disjoin from the personal horrors of his inner conflict regarding identity and conditioning.  His installations, sculptures and site-specific works have been exhibited internationally at various locations, including the 56th Venice Biennale.

“This desire and obsession to conquer, win, and control has led to universal destruction in every war. These wars have led to the loss of innocent lives, escalated egos, personal struggles between good and evil, lies, religious exploitations and mostly outer and inner instability,” says Chishtee.

Sweet Dreams depicts a soldier made out of Punjabi lullaby "Alar balar baway da, bawa kanak leyaway ga, bavi beh ke chatey gi, 100 rupaya watey gi". Says Chishtee, “This work happened after a statement by a Pakistani general that Pakistani citizens sleep peacefully because of its army. I found it very ironic that the institution responsible for its country's unrest is claiming that they are the reason for its peace.”

Desire II depicts a charging bull constructed with the verse by Ghalib, "hazaaron khwaahishein aisi ki har khwaahish pe dam nikale.”“So even if many of a man’s desires are fulfilled, he is never satisfied, for many remain unfulfilled.”

Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Chishtee (1964) is a visual artist based in New York City. Chishtee holds a MA in studio arts from Sac State, Sacramento, CA. Before moving to States he taught at National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan, for ten years. Besides exhibiting his work, Chishtee had done public commissions in major cities of Pakistan, One of his commissions in NYC includes transforming a 150 apartments residential building in Brooklyn into his art installation.

As a child, Chishtee learned the art of calligraphy from maestro painter Sadeqain in Lahore. Sadeqain’s masterly done non-traditional calligraphic paintings seems all figures to him, for young Chishtee these were dancing or acrobatic movements of a human body all over his canvases, analogous with that Chishtee instead of using Urdu or Arabic letters, chose figures to narrate his stories.

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ART EXHIBITION : Studio Art Gallery presents "Between The Lines" a debut solo show by Pakistani artist Khalil Chishtee > 11am-7pm on 11th to 16th February 2019 ART EXHIBITION : Studio Art Gallery presents "Between The Lines" a debut solo show by Pakistani artist Khalil Chishtee > 11am-7pm on 11th to 16th February 2019 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Saturday, February 16, 2019 Rating: 5

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