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Zinnia Naqvi: Seaview

January 21 – February 22, 2015
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

For this 2014 experimental film Seaview (2014), Zinnia Naqvi travelled to her parents' homeland of Karachi, Pakistan to compare childhood memories with lived experience. Combining home video and recent footage along with text, conversations, and testimonials that often contradict the imagery, Seaview reveals the complications of translating culture across time and seas. Naqvi confronts her personal struggle between the ideals of Western and Eastern societies, ultimately confounding any single understanding of Pakistani society.




Event(s):

Opening Reception
Wednesday, January 21
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Artist Talk
Zinnia Naqvi
Tuesday, February 3
3:00 – 5:00 PM
122 Bond Street, room IMA-307

A man leads a camel along the beach
Fig. 1

Zinnia Naqvi, still from Seaview, 2014. Courtesy of the artist

Blurry video still of a bus in motion. Text reads "watching the traffic in Karachi"
Fig. 2

Zinnia Naqvi, still from Seaview, 2014. Courtesy of the artist

Blurry video still of a bus in motion. Text reads "people don't climb on top of buses"
Fig. 3

Zinnia Naqvi, still from Seaview, 2014. Courtesy of the artist

Installation Shots

Exhibition text on a white wall
Fig. 1

Zinnia Naqvi: Seaview (installation view), 2015 © Eugen Sakhnenko, Ryerson Image Centre

Video still of a man speaking at a podium
Fig. 2

Zinnia Naqvi: Seaview (installation view), 2015 © Eugen Sakhnenko, Ryerson Image Centre

Video still of a man speaking at a podium
Fig. 3

Zinnia Naqvi: Seaview (installation view), 2015 © Eugen Sakhnenko, Ryerson Image Centre