The changing nature of art in lockdown
By Kehkashan K  /  Jun 7, 2020
Reassessing where I’m headed
By Kehkashan K  /  Jun 7, 2020
My continuing journey as a writer…
By Kehkashan K  /  Jun 7, 2020
The MA Fine Art chapter comes to an end
By Kehkashan K  /  Jun 7, 2020
The Untold Edition returns
By Kehkashan K  /  Jun 7, 2020

Critical Evaluation

Critical Evaluation

Returning to art after an emotionally gruelling period; at the start of this MA I felt a lot of uncertainty about the way forward. To alleviate this, I explored Jeddah in the face of its cultural obstructions for artists. Finding my place here was rather like water wearing away at a stone. Eventually I developed a love for the mosaic art abundant in the region and encountered projects that inspired me to create a meaningful project of my own. To execute this project I returned to the struggling city of Karachi. Based abroad, the collaborations that helped this project come …

Constellation

Constellation

That’s the name of the lightbox + squares installation. Constellation. Isn’t that brilliant? Let me tell you why… Constellations represent pathways in the sky, markers that lead you to beautiful things. The patterns may have little significance, but they lead you to the richness of the universe. They are a natural map in the sky. Once they are placed on the lightbox, the squares exhibit a murky blueness reminiscent of deep ocean or deep space. #Constellation is an unused hashtag I intend to invite people to use Small random fact: My name means constellations I read this article and the …

Final Tutorial

Final Tutorial

Mixed feelings as we approach the last few weeks of the final term. I’m so excited that we learnt so much over the past two years and are getting the chance to work together in the final show. But I’m also sad, it’s been such a great experience, I don’t know how i’ll feel once this chapter is closed. The final tutorial happened some time ago, but I only just realized I haven’t turned the notes into a post yet. The final tutorial was bittersweet for sure. Jonathan is an amazing person to talk to, a great listener and guide, …

Unit 2 Assessment

Unit 2 Assessment

Unit 2 — Reflection and Presentation The Unit brief was as follows: MAVA Fine Art Digital Unit 2 Year 2 201819 assessment brief (2) LO1 : Present a resolved body of original creative practice that has evidenced the systematic enhancement of your knowledge and understanding (communication and presentation; technical competence; personal and professional development; subject knowledge; research; experimentation): I started this MA with a vague idea that I wanted to explore contemporary manifestations of narrative art. This desire was muddied with inspiration from my surroundings; Jeddah, a desert with its own unique history and culture, with its own strange limitations. Unit …

One more addition to the final show

The climax of the Untold Edition was probably December 2018. I saw that tour around Karachi as the culmination of all the events preceding it. I also saw it as one of the resolutions of my project proposal. Yet something still nagged me… I had named the entire series The Untold Edition, based off the idea of a book, a narrative, and somewhere along the way I had imagined I would turn the video footage into a documentary or write a book about my experiences. But that felt unnatural. The Untold Edition wasn’t an anthology or a documentary, and forcing …