Talk
25 October 2022

The Artist is an Author is an Artist

25 October 2022 | Alserkal Arts Foundation

Starts 6:30 pm

Ends 8:00 pm

Venue Alserkal Arts Foundation

Warehouse 50/51

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Join us on Tuesday 25 October from 6:30 - 8pm for the fourth event of the ongoing series The Artist is an Author is an Artist, in which Augustine Paredes explores the balance between text and images in his artistic practices through conversations and workshops.

Augustine invites artist Khalid to engage in a dialogue to talk about his current and first solo exhibition at Warehouse421 entitled Let me tell you something. Within this series of works, he explores poetry through cyanotype printing, utilising light and shadows together with text. Khalid's ever-evolving practice explores text as part of image-making, the poetics of everyday surroundings, and the materiality of objects which lead to aim further questioning the correlation of art and human beings.

Biographies

Khalid examines the materiality of everyday objects and coaxes out their metaphoric potential. Through fabricating receipts, playing with street cats, composing fictional tours and stealing corporate pens, he dissects ironies embedded in his everyday surroundings. What begins as an arbitrary flânerie, develops into a methodical formula that addresses philosophical and phenomenological, revealing the spatial, poetic relationships between his subjects and their frangible correlation to human beings.

Khalid is alumnus of programs Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship and Campus Art Dubai 7.0 with previous group shows at Art Dubai, Warehouse421 and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Augustine Paredes is a Filipino artist and photographer questioning what it means to desire in the light of love, loss, and longing. Augustine’s lyrical, contemporary, and sensuous visual narratives are derived from his many-storied travels and South East Asian consciousness. He is an author of two self-published books: Conversations at the end of the universe (2020) and Long Night Stands With Lonely, Lonely Boys (2021). Along with collaborator and friend Anna Bernice, they founded Sa Tahanan Co., a collective that aims to create a platform for Filipino art and creatives through exhibitions, art sales, and collaborations.

Augustine and Khalid are currently guest residents at Alserkal Arts Foundation.