IN CONVERSATION: AREEZ KATKI AND TENDAI MUTAMBU

Join Notes for tomorrow exhibiting artist Areez Katki in conversation with Te Uru’s curator, Tendai Mutambu. In this informal online discussion Katki will elaborate on the five works on display at Te Uru, the bodies of work from which they derive, and how their thematic and formal qualities relate to the artist’s wider interests in memory, language, queerness, and how material culture can be translated and reworked. 

Areez Katki was born in Bombay/Mumbai, India in 1989. He is a multidisciplinary artist & writer whose practice explores his genetic heritage and landscape through embroidery, tapestry, weaving, beading, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Katki’s work addresses the social constructs of spirituality, identity and sexuality while, at the same time, raising questions about the political nature of craft itself. With a background in Art History, Katki proudly proclaims his role as a craftsperson within the realm of contemporary art.

Recent projects include There Is No Other Home But This (Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, 2022); All My Books Have Faded Spines (McLeavy Gallery, Wellington, 2022); Language is Migrant (Barefoot Gallery, Sri Lanka, 2022); Bildungsroman (Tarq Gallery, Mumbai, India, 2021); Like Birds, Like Fishes (Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland, 2021); History Reserves But Few Lines For You (Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Wellington, 2021). 

The Te Uru presentation of Notes for tomorrow is supported by the Chartwell Trust. 

Sunday 29 May, 5-6pm NZT / 10.30-11.30am Mumbai, India 
This event is hosted online. Register your interest via info@teuru.org.nz

 

          

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