The exhibition includes a new film produced in Saddar, a cosmopolitan neighbourhood within Karachi, known as the ‘City of Lights’ for its vivacious 1960s and 1970s nightlife. The area has been profoundly transformed by political and religious changes in the city and across Pakistan. Mad Mad Mad Mad Filmy World is an experimental film, and in essence a portrait of the Modernist-era screening house, the last in a line of historic cinemas along M.A. Jinnah Road in Karachi, burnt by a mob of protesters in 2012 to condemn a controversial Youtube video.
Thauberger’s exhibition parenthetically presents and references a selection of previous works, including Marat Sade Bohnice, a performance and experimental documentary set in the Bohnice Psychiatric Hospital, Prague that was co-produced for the 2012 Liverpool Biennial.
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will host a group exhibition including artists who participated in the NSCAD Lithography Workshop: Contemporary Editions between 2017-2019. Organized by the Anna Leonowens Gallery this exhibition serves as a launching point for the revival of the famed NSCAD Lithography Workshop (1969-1976), with support from the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapters program. Featuring works by: Mi’kmaq artist Jordan Bennett from Stephenville Crossing, Ktaqamkuk (Newfoundland); Kenyan-born Canadian artist Brendan Fernandes, based in New York / Chicago; Métis artist Amy Malbeuf from Rich Lake, AB; Taiwan-born artist Ed Pien from Toronto, ON; Derek Sullivan, also Toronto-based; NSCAD Professor Erika Walker, from the American Midwest; and Shuvinai Ashoona from Cape Dorset, Nunavut in collaboration with the famed Kinngait Studios.