Areez Katki: It's Never Too Late To Learn
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- Under 5/H&DHS member: Free
- Child: $8
- Student/senior (65 years and over): $12
- Adult: $16
- Family (2 adults and 2 children): $40
- Group (10 adults or more): $11 per adult
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 Tāmaki 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.
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'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 Howick Historical Village.