The Dead Tigers of British India, 2018

The Dead Tigers of British India, 2018

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Fazal Rizvi

In The Dead Tigers of British India, Rizvi brings together images of tiger hunts and other archival material featuring images of tigers and lions from the colonial period in India. The image of hunting, which became a metaphor for colonial rule, is critiqued by Rizvi as a symbol that celebrates the subjugation of one at the hands of another. The publication was produced alongside an installation of seven 3D printed tiger paws modeled after the legs of Tipu Sultan’s throne.

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Fazal Rizvi (b. 1987), lives and works in Karachi. He holds a BFA from National College of Arts, Lahore (2010). His recent solo show The Fleet was at the Gandhara Art Space, Karachi in 2018. Rizvi has been a part of group shows at the Karachi Biennale in 2017 and the New Art Gallery Walsall in 2016. He was selected for the Arcus Project Residency, Japan in 2011. He was also awarded the Murree Museum artists’ residency in 2017, the Vasl International Artist Residency in 2015 and Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust and British Council Residency at Gasworks, London in 2014.

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