Exhibition PEEPAL & BANYAN

Peepal & Banyan Haus der Statistik

Fri, 14.05.2021 -
Sat, 29.05.2021

Multidisciplinary Exhibition

May 14, 2021 | 18:00 at Haus der Statistik

This multidisciplinary exhibition bears the names of two trees native to the Indian subcontinent and explores the work of contemporary artists* from Pakistan in the context of a globalized art scene. With their spiritual significance, Peepal and Banyan represent the flow of life between generations in South Asia. Their vast canopies can provide refuge and stand for peace and community. Likewise, their rhizo- matic roots, folds, and multiple stems can imply diversity or else confusion. This tension between traditional ideals and innovative aspirations shapes the experience of modern Pakistani culture.
The exhibition opens a dialogue, bringing together the local and the global, critical intentions and historical roots. It creates space for discourse around shared responsibility and engaged artistic creation as a political tool. Dance, performing arts, illustration, film, photography, and digital media create an emotional portal to South Asian lifeworlds and a starting point for collaborative thinking.
Curated by Benjamin Merten, Amna Mawaz Khan and Zara Sajid.
Information about the program and the COVID editions at: www.thxagain.com

Opening: 14.05.21 – 6pm
Opening hours: 12 -7pm

With the support of the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK - STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative. Thanks also to Initiative Umverteilen.