Zarina Muhammad

The White Pube are reprising Zayn Malik Zindabad at the ICA, Jan 7

4 January 2017

The White Pube is presenting Zayn Malik Zindabad at London’s ICA on January 7.

After the success of the first screening of the same name at London’s Lewisham Arthouse in August, the art criticism website and research project is back for round two, and comes with the following statement:

“The White Pube is tired of white ppl, white walls, and white wine. So for one night only, we are hosting brown ppl, white walls and chai. Come and view work by brown artists in a real vacuum, where brown-ness is banal, where you can O.O the art without the white-iarchy lookin over ur shoulder, askin if they can eat ur Other.”

Part of the ICA’s  Artists’ Film Club, London-based Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente of The White Pube will present a screening featuring a line-up of short films by artists from “South Asia and its diaspora,” including Somnath BhattSabella D’Souza, Raju Rage and Himali Singh Soin among others. 

The event also runs alongside the ICA’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 exhibition, which features Muhammad’s video Digjihad (2015) until January 22.

Visit the ICA event page for more details.**

Zarina Muhammad, ‘Digjihad’ (2015). HD Video. Screenshot. Courtesy the artist + ICA, London.
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Zayn Malik Zindabad @ Lewisham Arthouse, Aug 26

25 August 2016

The Zayn Malik Zindabad group screening is on at the Education Space at Lewisham Arthouse on August 26.

Organised  by Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente of The White Pube, and co-hosted with Sophie Chapman and Kerri Jefferis, the evening will show moving image art by artists that “happen 2 b young and in the South Asian Diaspora” featuring works by Somnath BhattHimali Singh SoinAnisa JacksonSabella D’SouzaSeema MattuIlavenil JayapalanRathai ManivannanKaty JaliliHassan E Vawda and Zarina Muhammed.

The press release frames the evening within a humorous yet succinct message that declares: “The White Pube is tired of white ppl, white walls, and white wine. So for one night only, we are hosting brown ppl, white walls and chai. Come and view work by brown artists in a real vacuum, where brown-ness is banal, where you can O.O the art without the white-iarchy lookin over ur shoulder, askin if they can eat ur Other.”

Visit the FB event page for more details.**

Zarina Muhammed, ‘The English Beat’ (2015). HD Video. Courtesy of the artist.

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Life Babies @ 12ø Collective, Jul 18 – 21

18 July 2016

The Life Babies group exhibition is on at London’s 12ø Collective, opening July 18 and running to July 21.

The press release, found only on the artist-run curatorial collective’s various web platforms, as well as in Facebook posts shared by Life Babies curator, Gabrielle de la Puente is an italicised description of the desire to bring together work made by artists that needs “sharing carefully and handling slowly”.

The exhibition is viewable by appointment only and suggests to set up an atmosphere where the works, comprising of sculpture, video and drawing, act as company to those who wish to journey and spend time with them.

Artists include Emily Wang, JB Shaw, Michael Lacey, HP Parmley (aka human pony), Sarah Boulton, Zarina Muhammad, who will be doing a reading during the short exhibition, and Alexandra Gribaudi.

See the 12ø Collective website for more details.**

Life Babies (2016). Exhibition view. Courtesy 12o Collective.
Life Babies (2016). Exhibition view. Courtesy 12o Collective, London.
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OOMK, Issue 4: “The Internet” @ /i’klectik/, Aug 4

4 August 2015

One of My Kind (OOMK) launches its fourth issue, ‘The Internet’, at London’s /i’klectik/ art lab tonight, August 4.

The handcrafted, small-press biannual publication—founded by Sofia Niazi, Rose Nordin, Heiba Lamara and Sabba Khan—conducts visual explorations of “imaginations, creativity and spirituality of women”. For their fourth issue, ‘The Internet’, OOMK has invited over 30 artists and artist collectives to contribute, many of which are women and/or women-run.

At 7pm, OOMK will interview selected artists contributing to the fourth issue —including Aleesha NandhraOccupy Design UKZarina Muhammad, and Tara McInerney —and at 8pm, the launch will feature live music from suficore band, Friends of Design.

See the event page for details. **

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