Tomorrow we Inherit the Earth: Notes From a Guerrilla War
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Curated by Azizi Sohail
on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
the Exhibition will continue till 8 October 2019
Commune Artist Colony, Sadiq Godown, Miskeen Gali, off M.T. Khan Road,
Karachi – Pakistan.
“Tomorrow we Inherit the Earth: Notes From a Guerrilla War” experiments with diverse and overlapping aesthetics of textile, collage, mapping and archival materials to create rich layered and complex pieces that resonate and aesthetically delve into the world that the artist makes visible for the viewer. Bhutto addresses the anxieties around fascism and oppression of our current times to imagine better possible futures. The resultant body of work is an explosive and colourful homage to what is possible. Insurgents and fighters are queered to become aesthetic subjects, their bombs and guns releasing bouquets of flowers. These are the pyaaray or the lovers of guerrilla jang – a double entendre – an army of lovers coming to radically transform the world we live in.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (b. Damascus, 1990) is a visual artist, performer and curator. Bhutto’s work explores complex histories of colonialism that are exacerbated by contemporary international politics and in the process unpacks the intersections of queerness and Islam through a multi-media practice. He has shown in galleries, museums and theaters globally, as well as spoken extensively on the intersections of faith, radical thought and futurity at Columbia University, UC Berkeley, The California College of the Arts and Mills College. Bhutto is currently based in California where he received an MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2016.