SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

'My Granddad's Car', in conversation with Karl Ohiri and Sayed Sattar Hasan

Karl Ohiri and Sayed Sattar Hasan

Date: 15 May 2017Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 15 May 2017Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: SWLT

Type of Event: Seminar

Sayed Sattar Hasan and Karl Ohiri will discuss My Granddad's Car, which will be exhibited at this year's Alchemy Festival (19-29 May) at the Southbank Centre. My Granddad's Car is a project in two phases that explores notions of migration, heritage and cultural intersections, as seen through Sayed and Karl's relationships with two cars inherited from their respective late grandfathers in Pakistan and Nigeria. Having previously failed to separately transport the vehicles home to the UK, due to endless bureaucracy and corruption; a shift in circumstances inspired the artists to once again attempt to unite their Granddad's cars. The challenges they faced on their journeys have become a snapshot of those undertaken by their families and more universal migrant experiences across the globe.  

Artists: Sayed Hasan and Karl Ohiri

Chair: Raquel Villar-Perez (CAS/SOAS)

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