Art as a Protest Device in Pakistan

This is a South Asia Centre public lecture

Thursday 23rd February 2017

6:30 – 8:00pm

OLD.4.10, Fourth Floor, Old Building

Speaker: Ali Rez

Ali Rez is a creative director with more than 16 years of experience: he has won in excess of 100 major advertising awards, and in 2016 is ranked amongst the top 10 creatives in the world by the Big Won report.
Ali Rez, as one of a group of artists including JR, produced the art installation Not A Bug Splat which featured a gigantic portrait of a girl laid out in North West Pakistan to peacefully protest against drone warfare. The campaign gained widespread media coverage (3.5 billion impressions), has been exhibited in several art galleries around the world, and has won several creative awards including the Lion D’Or at the Cannes Creativity Festival in 2015, several British D&AD pencils, and a Clio Gold. Ali Rez will talk about this project and explain how a peaceful work of art is sometimes the most impactful and effective method to protest against an act of human rights violation in South Asia.

This event is free and open to all.

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