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Tehniyet Masood
longing

17.10.16 29.10.16

Tehniyet Masood is a Pakistan born, NYC based mixed media installation artist. During her time at ´ace, she did a site specific installation titled longing.

longing is an installation inspired by the knots in our chests. Acknowledging the need for what we don’t have. It draws from the universal feelings of belonging and separation. How in our vulnerability we chose to find courage to seek beauty, as occasional as it may be. That’s the tricky thing about beauty, it can’t be tamed to sit by our side, it has to be pursued, patiently. The intention is to make a place to rest, where our fears sit next to our hopes, where our dreams of love silence the dissonance. Solace in the hope that love is supposed to be, because some pursuits aren’t worth abandoning.

Tehniyet Masood started daydreaming in Karachi. The narrative of her work draws from the past. The influence of a place is long-standing, so is the everyday ordinary. The politics of the work incline towards the ordinary, the concern and curiosity is about the fold of fabric, the warmth of wood, the length of ribbons, and the way concrete looks beyond the chipped paint. Masood takes levity seriously.

The simplicity of comfort and the difficulty in finding it. Masood doubts that the supply and demand of comfort will ever make front page news, through her work she invites the audience into a different reimagining of the world. A world in which the dissonance is less blunt than the reality of the headlines. Masood’s intentions are ambiguous but the titles of the works Chasing sunsets on a Racehorse, Prelude, Oranges, Bluebirds, and longing suggest a search for and creating a place of comfort.

The work takes form as site specific Public art installations. Masood hopes to start a rumor about a future that is accepting of differences with a common shared goal of finding happiness. The work is neither seamless nor resolved but its made with the hope that adversity doesn’t bring aspirations to a compromised end.

BIO
Tehniyet Masood
1979 | Born in Karachi, Pakistan.
Lives in Brooklyn, USA.

EDUCATION
2006 | Post Baccalaureate in Painting at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Illinois, USA.
BA in Painting and Sculpture from Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, USA.
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts.

EXHIBITIONS
Repeating Windows, The Hot House. Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Project for Empty Spaces, 181 Stanton Street. New York, USA.
Bluebirds at R. Jampol Projects 191 Henry Street. New York, USA.
The Gateway Project, Newark Penn Station. New Jersey, USA.
MASS MoCA. Massachusetts, USA.

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Exhibitions

longing
Tehniyet Masood

26.10.16 15.11.16

In October’s ´aceNITE, Tehniyet Masood presented the site-specific installation longing.

ABOUT LONGING

longing is an installation inspired by the knots in our chests. Acknowledging the need for what we don’t have. It draws from the universal feelings of belonging and separation. How in our vulnerability we choose to find courage to seek beauty, as occasional as it may be. That’s the tricky thing about beauty, it can’t be tamed to sit by our side it has to be pursued, patiently. The intention is to make a place to rest, where our fears sit next to our hopes, where our dreams of love silence the dissonance. Solace in the hope that love is supposed to be, because some pursuits aren’t worth abandoning.

Tehniyet Masood started daydreaming in Karachi. The narrative of her work draws from the past. The influence of a place is long-standing, so is the everyday ordinary. The politics of the work incline towards the ordinary, the concern and curiosity is about the fold of fabric, the warmth of wood, the length of ribbons, and the way concrete looks beyond the chipped paint. Masood takes levity seriously. The simplicity of comfort and the difficulty in finding it. Masood doubts that the supply and demand of comfort will ever make front page news, through her work she invites the audience into a different reimagining of the world. A world in which the dissonance is less blunt than the reality of the headlines.

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´aceNITE

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Artists in Dialogue

26.10.16

October had its ´aceNITE featuring a variety of local and international artists and projects.

A site-specific installation by artist-in-residency Tehniyet Masood (Pakistan), longing, welcomed the community of Buenos Aires in the Dialogue Space . A work of great technical complexity that produced a comfortable atmosphere full of emotions of an artist that creates taking into account the place where she came from (Karachi in Pakistan) and the unknown place that her future holds.

In the Políglota Room, Larga vida a la nueva carne was presented, a video-art project by Agustín Rincón Méndez (Venezuela) and Daniela Ruiz Moreno (Argentina) that reflects on the link between the body and the digital.

On the other hand, Matías Piñero (Argentina), an artist selected in the SEMILLERO 2016 open call, presented his work Composition of a Gray Colour, while the artist in residency Elisa Bergel Melo (Venezuela) opened her studio to show the work she developed during her time at ´ace. The result of the project Fireflies / Vagalumes developed in August 2016 by the artist-in-residence Cristiano Sant’Anna was also exhibited.

SEMILLERO ARTIST
Matías Piñero (Argentina)

INVITED PROJECT
Larga vida a la nueva carne
Agustín Rincón Méndez (Venezuela)
Daniela Ruiz Moreno (Argentina)

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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