12:00 a.m.

The

Inaugural

Show

October 17 - November 20 2020

Statement by Curators

Seyhr Qayum & Shireen Rasul

We are obsessed with time. We are obsessed with time in a way that we have - collectively - never been before. One of the many byproducts of living through numerous social, economic and political crises, is that we are being forced to confront our relationship with time and space. 

 

2020 is the year of the "in-between;" it is the year that makes us appreciate just how transient our perception of reality really is, just how tenuous our grasp on truth really is. We are in-between belief systems, we as a civilization stand on the threshold of change, impatient to reorient ourselves, eager for tomorrow, eager for 12 a.m.

 

12 a.m. marks the beginning of a new day, a new world order, a new reality that finds itself irrevocably intertwined with the past, and yet, wildly unpredictable. 


As a new gallery that challenges our existing notions of how, where and when we experience art, Zaaman Art's inaugural show speaks not only to our new beginning as a gallery, but also to our now insatiable need for change. As our collective consciousness continues to evolve, we have brought together 12 contemporary artists from Pakistan, creating two-dimensional work with surrealist undertones, addressing the new, the in-between, and no longer what is, but what could be. 12 a.m. inspires feelings of harmony and mutual transformation, in response to both internal as well as external stimuli, through a collection of stylistically diverse and yet, intellectually as well as visually cohesive work. Working across media, creating enigmatic abstract visuals as well as working representationally, our artists - each from their own unique perspective - challenge us to reevaluate what it is that we truly believe we know, inviting us to relinquish ourselves to the power of what may be.

Participating Artists

 
Halaat e hazraa.jpeg

HALAAT – E -HAZRAA
2020 | Ahsan Javaid
Graphite pencil on Archie’s

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PAK – SAR – ZAMEEN
2020 | Ahsan Javaid
Graphite pencil on Archie’s

ACQUIRED

 
Untitled 2020 | Ammama Malik Oil on canvas

Untitled
2020 | Ammama Malik
Oil on canvas

Untitled
2019 | AmmamaMalik
Oil on canvas

Untitled 2019 | AmmamaMalik Oil on canvas
 
EQUILIBRIA 2020 | Araimish Malik Oils on canvas

ACQUIRED

EQUILIBRIA
2020 | Araimish Malik
Oils on canvas

ACQUIRED

AS ABOVE SO BELOW
2020 | Araimish Malik
Oils on canvas

 
NOSTALGIA 2020 | Fizza Siddiqui Mix media on paper

NOSTALGIA
2020 | Fizza Siddiqui
Mix media on paper

CONNECTION I
2020 | Fizza Siddiqui
Mix media on linocut print

CONNECTION I 2020 | Fizza Siddiqui Mix media on linocut print
 
BIRTH CONTROL 2018 | Haya Zaidi Mix media on Mylar linocut print (Inks, acrylics, collage and spray paint)

BIRTH CONTROL
2018 | Haya Zaidi
Mix media on Mylar linocut print (Inks, acrylics, collage and spray paint)

TONGUE TIED 2019 | Haya Zaidi Mix media on Mylar (Inks, acrylics, collage, glitter and spray paint)

TONGUE TIED
2019 | Haya Zaidi
Mix media on Mylar (Inks, acrylics, collage, glitter and spray paint)

 
THE SUBLIME ORDER 2018 | Jibran Shahid Oil and pencil on canvas

THE SUBLIME ORDER
2018 | Jibran Shahid
Oil and pencil on canvas

BAPTISED
2018 | Jibran Shahid
Oil on canvas

 
SIDE EFFECTS 2020 | Lariab Ahmad Oil on canvas

SIDE EFFECTS
2020 | Lariab Ahmad
Oil on canvas

INSTINCTIVELY FEARFUL 2020 Oil and pencil on canvas

INSTINCTIVELY FEARFUL
2020 | Lariab Ahmad
Oil and pencil on canvas

 
ADAPTATION 2020 | Muzna Mahmood Gouache on wasli

ADAPTATION
2020 | Muzna Mahmood
Gouache on wasli

ACQUIRED

IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE 2020 | Muzna Mahmood Acrylics on canvas

IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
2020 | Muzna Mahmood
Acrylics on canvas

 
HYBRID 2020 | Rabia S. Akhtar Gouache on wasli

ACQUIRED

HYBRID
2020 | Rabia S. Akhtar
Gouache on wasli

 
FOUR ELEPHANTS 2020 | Saad Ahmad Intaglio

FOUR ELEPHANTS
2020 | Saad Ahmad
Intaglio

UNTITLED
20 OF A/P 5
2020 | Saad Ahmad
Intaglio

UNTITLED 20 OF A/P 5 2020 Intaglio
 

UNTITLED
2018 | Shireen Rasul
Pen and ink on paper

UNTITLED 2018 | Shireen Rasul Pen and ink on paper
 
MAGGISM (PART II) 2019 | Usman Khalid Charcoal and ink on paper

MAGGISM (PART II)
2019 | Usman Khalid
Charcoal and ink on paper