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Ayesha Chaudhry, ‘How Petals Move‘, 2021.©Ayesha Chaudhry

Houses of Kal

Collective and self-organized spaces

With A Frei, Arshia Fatimah Haq of Discostan, Ayesha Alizeh, Ayesha Chaudhry, Aziz Sohail, Chathuri Nissansala, Ferdiansyah Thajib, Fiza Khatri, Floating Space, Hema Shironi & Sabeen Omar, Karachi La Jamia, knowbotiq, NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati, Nuray Demir, Promona Sengupta, Sadia Khatri, Sandev Handy, Seher Naveed, Promona Sengupta, Muhanned Cader, Sharmini Pereira, Printmaking Lab Colombo, Sakina Aliakbar, Sehan Khanna, Sophia-Layla Afsar, Tehreem Mela, The Many Headed Hydra, Vera Ryser, Venuri Perera, Vicky Shahjehan, Vasi Udurawane, Veenadari Lakshika, We Are From Here, Zahabia Khozema, a.o.

The Houses of Kal in Karachi, Colombo and Berlin bring together art practitioners whose work explores feminist, anti-fascist, anti-racist and queer possibility. The Houses of Kal are conceived as a low-residency program with a public programming and publishing outlet as well as a collective and self-organized space in the making from May to September 2021.

The Houses of Kal summon a multiplicity of approaches to learning, sharing, healing, and co-living as a collaborative practice with the aim of fostering community and solidarity, locally and across borders. The Houses gathers and co-produces discourse and praxis at the crossings of art-making, feminisms, and eco-politics with an emphasis on collaboration and care for each other’s practices.

The Houses of Kal in Colombo and in Karachi (at IVS Gallery) are curated and cared for collectively by Aziz Sohail, Fiza Khatri, Sandev Handy and The Many Headed Hydra with curatorial support from Sakina Aliakbar and Zahabia Khozema.

Houses of kal Colombo ©kal

House of kal Colombo

The House of kal in Colombo along with its counterpart in Karachi and Berlin brings together art practitioners whose work explores feminist, anti-fascist, anti-racist and queer possibility. The House of kal Colombo brings together a group of artists to realize a self-organized space within which studio practices, studio visits, workshops, long-term collaborations, and an open house form an experimental low-residency program from May to September 2021. 

House of kal Berlin © Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka

House of kal in Berlin

After 18 months of planning and overcoming all kinds of challenges, the House of kal in Berlin facilitated a multifaceted program consisting of an exhibition, gatherings, conversations, performances, and workshops that connected practitioners in Berlin and across Colombo, Karachi and spaces in South Asia both digitally and in person.

House of kal Karachi © kal

House of kal Karachi

In the late summer months of 2021 the House of kal in Karachi presents a diverse program in the frame of its one-week Open House. In addition to an exhibition of works by House of kal Karachi participants, visitors can expect intersting gatherings, conversations and performances.