FR. 16. Oktober 2020
7.30 pm


Brunnengasse 71 / Yppenplatz
1160 Vienna


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For the first time, Salam Orient will present visual arts alongside music and literature. Together with the art space philomena+ and in collaboration with the curator Christine Bruckbauer, Salam Orient invites the Pakistani-Canadian artist Tazeen Qayyum to Vienna for a one-month artists' residency, in which several projects will be developed. During the festival period, an art performance with live music and a Workshop zu Miniaturmalerei will take place. A personal meeting of the artist and some of her works is possible in the context of an open studio in the art space philomena+.

Ehsaas احساس  - Realization

Together with the Palestinian musician Marwan Abado präsentiert Tazeen Qayyum eine ungewöhnliche Performance. Inspiriert von Marwan Abados facettenreichen Oud-Klängen und Gesang, lässt die Künstlerin zumeist am Boden zeichnend ein spontanes Wort-Mosaik auf Papier entstehen. Durch kreisförmige Anordnung und Wiederholung der Wörter, die sorgfältig gewählt sind und in ihrer Muttersprache Urdu geschrieben werden, bringt sich die Künstlerin in eine Art Trance Zustand. Die poetischen Wörter haben eine vielschichtige Bedeutung, bringen immer gesellschaftspolitische Relevanz mit sich und sind darüber hinaus auch persönlicher Ausdruck der Künstlerin. Die beiden Künstler/innen haben für die Performance im Rahmen von Salam Orient das Wort "Ehsaas / احساس  / Realization" gewählt. Die repetitive Wiedergabe der improvisierten Live-Musik spiegelt sich auch in der grafischen Performance wider. Sie verleiht den Klängen und dem Wort tiefe Bedeutung und vermag es, den/die Rezipienten/in in meditative Reflexion zu versetzen.

Tazeen Qayyum

Tazeen Qayyum received her BFA in Visual Arts from the NCA (National College of Arts) in Lahore, Pakistan (1996), where she completed her training in traditional miniature painting according to Persian and South Asian tradition. She is one of the pioneers who first transported traditional miniature painting into a contemporary form and whose essence can be found today in her sculptures and performances. Repetition, rhythm, balance and geometry are methodological tools with which Tazeen Qayyum creates works of art that are visually complex and offer a multi-layered understanding of material and technique. In her works she deals with profound questions such as belonging and displacement in a socio-political context.

Tazeen Qayyum's works have been shown in galleries and museums around the world and are included in several publications and many private and public collections. Her artistic work has been reviewed several times, including in The Canadian Art (2018), The New York Times (2009) and The Globe and Mail, Canada (2011 and 2015). She has been nominated for the Jameel Prize (2013) and the K.M. Hunter Award (2014), she has been awarded the Excellence in Art Award 2015 by the CCAI (Canadian Community Arts Initiative).

Marwan Abado

Marwan Abado was born into a Christian Palestinian family in a refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1985 he fled as a teenager from the civil war zone to Austria and continued his musical education here with the Iraqi Oud master Asim Chalabi. Today, the active musician is one of the most important artists in the Austrian world music scene. In 2008 he received the honor award for intercultural dialogue from the Ministry of Education.


In Kooperation mit philomena+