The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Khadim Ali, Rustam at Green Cardamom


LONDON.- Green Cardamom gallery will present Khadim Ali, Rustam, on view 16 November - 16 December 2007. A preoccupation with myth, poetry, personal and collective memory and cultural identity runs throughout Rustam, the first UK solo exhibition for Afghanistan born artist Khadim Ali and Green Cardamom’s inaugural exhibition in their new premises at 5a Porchester Place.

Referencing the ancient Persian epic The Shahnameh, Khadim Ali’s recent work explores the practice of storytelling and how cultural icons can be commandeered and subverted to serve multiple ends in contemporary life and politics. The works stem from an encounter Khadim Ali had with a young boy in Bamiyan; named Rustam, the child was unaware of his namesake (a mythological character from The Shahnameh) and his only association with his name was that of Rustam-e-Parzand (or winged Rustum), a name used by the Taliban to enforce an image of omnipresent vigilance.

The first series of paintings in this exhibition depict warrior-like figures in imperial poses, sometimes winged, always fierce and bearded. While they seem lifted from ancient manuscript illustrations of demons, they are polymorphic beings of the artists’ invention. Posturing as kings, armed with the accoutrements of mythical heroes, the figures remain ogres, and are described by the artist as a deliberate rendering of the Taliban. The creation of heroes has long been part of the enterprise of war, and Khadim views these constructs through the lens of recent Afghan and international history.

Khadim Ali’s ongoing Absent Kitchen project provides a starting point for the second series of works to be exhibited. For this body of work the artist uses a workshop setting to tell children stories he has heard from their Afghani contemporaries. The children’s images, drawn in response to the dialogue are assembled in his miniatures, layering the different narratives and creating a visual communication between the children across continents.

In London Khadim Ali will further develop the Absent Kitchen series through a series of workshops to be held with children from London schools. Visitors to the exhibition will then see him working on his paintings (that now include the local response) in the gallery space. The completed works will be shown before the exhibition closes in December.






Today's News

November 6, 2007

Lush Shades of Gray Explored in Major Jasper Johns Exhibition at Art Institute

Miroslaw Balka at the Irish Museum of Modern Art

Victorian Visions - 19th Century Photography at the Lady Lever Art Gallery

Lineal Investigations: New Directions in Drawing

Jeff Wall: Exposure at Deutsche Guggenheim

9th Edition of the Tenerife International Photography Festival

The Expanded Painting Show in Miami

Anri Sala, A Second Look at Hauser & Wirth London

The Great Daedala at Contrasts Gallery

Khadim Ali, Rustam at Green Cardamom

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- $37.7 million bowl sets Chinese ceramic auction record at Sotheby's Hong Kong

2.- Major new show at Picasso Museum focuses on pivotal year in Picasso's life and work

3.- 63 Dutch Masters return home to Holland for an exhibition at the Hermitage Amsterdam

4.- Exhibition reveals new insights into Renoir's celebrated "Luncheon of the Boating Party"

5.- Nazi-looted Pissarro painting at centre of legal tussle

6.- The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art presents 'Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt's Etchings'

7.- Pristine Hermès Himalayan Gris Cendre Birkin bag sells for $112,500 at Heritage Auctions

8.- Tom Petty, heartland rocker with dark streak, dead at 66

9.- Exhibition presenting the art of Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dalí opens in London

10.- Private collectors using online appraisal platform to get multiple estimates from top auction houses

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful