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Areez Katki: It’s Never Too Late To Learn

Kia Ora,

Due to our Level 4 lockdown, we will be postponing ‘Areez Katki: It’s Never Too Late To Learn’. We hope you keep safe, smart & creative during these times!

Nga Mihi
Arts Out East

Within a gathering space at Howick Historical Village, local contemporary artist Areez Katki offers a gentle spatial intervention inside Ararimu Valley School, in two modes that the artist has continually engaged with: textile and text.

Katki’s autobiographical essays gather fragments of memory associated with his time growing up in, and then subsequently revisiting Howick.

Afloat overhead are 31 restored 19th-20th C. handkerchiefs that represent his current age; hand-embroidered with gestures and evocative forms, based on textual surveys of Ararimu Valley School.

Working beyond the specificity of cultural divisions, Katki suspends time in a space where universal notions of growth and identity may be contemplated.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Born in Mumbai, India, Areez Katki is a multidisciplinary artist & writer who was raised in Howick and is currently based in Tamaki Makaurau.

Drawing from historical and social research, he addresses his value for craft sensibilities through a research driven contemporary practice.

Over the duration of his career Katki has focused on the significance of textile materiality in the domestic realm and an ongoing engagement with their narratives.

W: areezkatki.co | IG: @areezkatki

‘Areez Katki: It’s Never Too Late To Learn’ is an Arts Out East project supported by Te Tuhi and the Howick Local Board with special thanks to the Howick Historical Village.

 


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