WHAT IS SEEN AND NOT SEEN WITH OR WITHOUT SEEING is a subjective survey of drawing as a reflective process which extends beyond sensory perception. It reviews the trajectory of an idea as it transforms from 'being' into 'becoming' (visual/physical manifestation of the idea), the transformation of the intangible into tangible, irrespective of the tools utilized to aid this process.
This exhibition marks the beginning of a long term project tracing the trajectory of drawing practices in the contemporary art of Pakistan. It is specific in its selection of artists who have all been trained at the same institution, following a train of thought which has matured and branched out in distinct and diverse practices. It documents the inspirations and influences which have evolved in a language of its own over the last three and a half decades.
Conceived and curated by Hajra Haider Karrar the exhibition features some of the most prominent names in the contemporary art of Pakistan, Zahoor Ul Akhlaq, Anwar Saeed, Quddus Mirza, Adeel Uz Zafar, Mohammad Ali Talpur, Ayaz Jokhio, Fahd Burki, Ali Kazim, Rehana Mangi, Noor Ali Chagani, Sara Khan and Hammad Gillani.