Discussion by London based curator Hammad Nasar, co-founder of Green Cardamom.
A presentation on this ongoing curatorial project by Green Cardamom comprising exhibitions, talks, film screenings and publications; and an introduction to the approach being followed by this London-based arts organisation to inject an Indian-Ocean centric view of the 'international' in Euro-American contemporary art institutions.
Hammad Nasar is a curator, gallerist and writer based in London, and is co-founder of the arts organisation Green Cardamom. He has lectured at, curated exhibitions for, and contributed to public programs at numerous institutions internationally, including: the Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong); the British Museum, Manchester Art Gallery, Tate Britain, the Royal Geographical Society, SOAS and the Victoria & Albert Museum (UK); Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and Yale University (US); the National College of the Arts and the Indus Valley Art School (Pakistan).
Current projects Nasar is involved with include Safavids Revisited at the British Museum, and Where Three Dreams Cross at the Whitechapel Gallery. His ongoing curatorial projects include Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space and Mashq: Repetition, Meditation, Mediation.
Green Cardamom develops and runs visual arts projects in collaboration with public museums and galleries. The organisation’s primary focus is international contemporary art viewed from an Indian Ocean perspective. Green Cardamom's programme is informed by artistic practice in Pakistan, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East.
Nalini Malani and Iftikhar Dadi, Bloodlines, 1997 (detail)
(Re-fabricated in 2008 by Abdul Khaliq & associates in Karachi)
Sequins and thread on cloth
Courtesy the artists and Green Cardamom
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