Past is Present
“Literature does not describe countries: It invests them.” Mario Vargas Llosa
Past is Present is a cross-generational view on history. The show opened at Sanat Initiative on 8th May 2018.
Every visual artist recreates their own personal history in various ways, through various mediums and imagery. They manipulate, mix, manufacture, modify, convert, conceal and edit what each one experiences through their journey. This is what we witness in each of the work displayed. History is so vast that it not only includes architecture, documents or pictures, in fact, it can also be used to trace the way people were living at a certain period.
Participating artists were Affan Baghpati, Ammar Faiz, Nabiha Khan, Risham Hosain Syed and Sajjad Ahmed.