g r o u n d t r u t h i n g
An exhibition by Zahra Malkani and Shahana Rajani
with works in collaboration with Abeera Kamran
This exhibition engages with landscapes at the intersection of infrastructure, war and ecological crisis in Karachi. We trace the city through a new road named Jinnah Avenue, through the rusting remnants of railways, in the debris of what was once a mountain, in disappearing bodies of water, and against the ubiquitous borders proliferating across its landscape. These neo-colonial transformations, influenced by transnational networks of power, finance, and capital, are entangled with the military apparatus and take place in spaces of constructed invisibility. We look at the ways in which war and development manifest upon and transform land, and are sustained through environmental violence in the name of the nation-state.
Book Launch: Exhausted Geographies II
Exhausted Geographies II reads the city through emergent and decaying infrastructures, disappearing ecologies, and architectures of militarisation. This collection of texts and images looks at the ways in which war and development manifest in the changing landscape of Karachi today.
This exhibition and publication have been made possible with the generous support of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
AAN Gandhara Art Space,
F-65/2, Block 4, Clifton, Karachi.
The exhibition will run from 19th April to 10th May, 2018.
Monday through Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm.