Artists Talk: Haroon Mirza, Jack Jelfs and Hoor Al Qasimi | Ikon Gallery
Saturday 17 April 2021, 13.30 - 14.20
Ikon Gallery hosted a solo exhibition by Haroon Mirza in 2018/19, details here and in December 2020 held the online premiere of his new audiovisual artwork year zero.
In this conversation, artist Haroon Mirza discusses his new audiovisual work, year zero (2020) with artist Jack Jelfs, Hoor Al Qasimi, President and Director, Sharjah Art Foundation and President, The Africa Institute, and Jonathan Watkins, Ikon Director. year zero, commissioned by Ikon and supported by Art Fund, is part of his ‘modular opera’, made up of many individual works, responding to different contexts and conditions. On the verge of the C-19 pandemic, his most recent live performance was at the Lahore Biennale 2020, curated by Al Qasimi. Staged at dusk, in the landmark Gaddafi Stadium’s Alhamra Amphitheatre, during the Islamic call to prayer, the modular opera reflected the curator’s ecological and cosmological concerns. The talk was followed by a screening of The Wave Epoch, originally conceived by Mirza and Jelfs during their 2018 residency at CERN – the largest particle physics laboratory in the world and home of the iconic Large Hadron Collider.
Image: CERN, Photographer David Bebber. Courtesy hrm199
This session will be accessible via the virtual platform