Ahang means ‘meeting’ in Urdu has been a travelling exhibition curated by Mehreen Hashmi from Karachi, Pakistan honoring the idea of connecting beyond boundaries between different countries from Asia and Arab in Pakistan while promoting peace and harmony among ourselves as different nations with several visual cultures. Through the several ages of art history, visual arts have been majorly a form of non-verbal communication. All fine arts medium is based on visuals mainly. A variety of mediums has been added as a way of this non-verbal communication. The video installation is a contemporary art form that combines the technology of videos with concepts and visuals. This art form affects the audience with the use of all aspects of the surroundings. Video installations and new media art has been a communal medium in the category of contemporary art worldwide.
This exhibition involves global visual culture for promoting peace and harmony while address the current situation in each artist’s country. All the work has been selected through an open call in 2018. All the artists are the emerging and established artists in their respective countries. This exhibition brings us the concept of ‘Peace’, ‘Harmony’ and ‘Heritage’ which has travelled and exhibited at Alliance Francaise de Karachi, Alliance Francasie de Lahore and Pakistan National Council of the Arts in 2019. It has also been exhibited at Karachi Literature Festival, 2020.
Here are selected videos of following artists for Wrong Biennale.
Iris Poljan – Croatia | Rahman Hak Hagir Afghanistan/Austrian | Foad Alijani – Iran | Ammara Khalid – Lahore, Pakistan | Imon Raza- India | Khandakar Ohida -India | Joseph Ingking – Philippines | Rose Mengmei Zhou – China Kang | Gao – China | Pandora Yun Peng – China | Nazia Akram – Islamabad, Pakistan | Mohammd Alimumal- Pakistan | Shumaila Khan Lahore, Pakistan | Suffah Naeem- Lahore, Pakistan | Sana Durrani – Lahore , Pakistan