The Last Known Pose


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London launch of the book was at LADA on Wednesday 21 November 2018.

The Last Known Pose is a collection of written and visual responses to the work of British artist, Qasim Riza Shaheen. Essays, reflections and conversations, by eminent scholars, curators, artists and collaborators, consider the multiple aspects and the experience of his works.

Through depictions of his own body and a vocabulary of simulation set within the photographic frame, Shaheen’s inter-disciplinary and socially-engaged practice explores notions of gender, a-typically through the poetics of Sufism and the performance of cultural texts.

Featuring images by performance photographer Manuel Vason, texts by curators Sarah Perks (Artist Director of Visual Art at HOME, Manchester), Chris Clarke (Senior Curator at The Glucksman, University of Cork, Ireland) and Craig Ashley (Director of New Art West Midlands, Birmingham), among many others.

Cornerhouse, Autumn 2018. 22 cm x 16.5 cm, 234 pages.

ISBN: 9780956957160

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Weight 800.0 kg