What is Numaish Karachi

Photo: Humayun Memon

Photo: Humayun Memon

Numaish – Urban Interventions in Public Space – consists of over two dozen installations and artefacts created by designers, artists, filmmakers, scientists and engineers. This exhibition will travel to four locations in Karachi during April and May.

Numaish will officially launch at the Frere Hall gardens (Saddar Town) on 11 April 2015 and will end at Machhar Colony in Keamari.

It is a non-commercial venture and aims to encourage curiosity and elicit healthy exchanges among the people who frequent these spaces. The interventions will be temporary and will not damage or deface the environment. It is anticipated that the exhibition will open up public space for cultural production—as an open-air gallery, theatre, laboratory and playground—by highlighting these parts of the city as inclusive urban retreats.

*Numaish translates as ‘exhibition’ in Urdu

Curated and designed by Saima Zaidi
Core team members: Aamir Habib, Mahim Maher and Tahera Hasan

Participants: Aamir Habib, Asma Mundrawala, Bani Abidi, Dr Anzar Khaliq, Dr Oliver Faust, Ilma Wasty, Ivan Sigal, Khadija-tul-Kubra, Matteela Films, Mohammed Hanif, Nadeem Afzal, Naiza Khan, Nasir Ansari, SM Fakharuddin, Seema Nusrat, Tehmina Maknojia, Yasir Husain and Zeeshan Nafees.

Projects have also been created by the students of the Arts, Humanities Social Sciences and Science and Engineering at Habib University and the Department of Visual Studies, University of Karachi.

Numaish Karachi supports I Am Karachi and is in collaboration with:
Habib University, Karachi
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, Ministry of Culture, GoS.

Please visit and follow our Facebook page Numaish Karachi for further details and updates.

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