I am sure, Circumsure – Arsalan Isa
4th - 19th November 2023
Opening event: 3rd Nov, 6-8pm.
91 Kilburn Square,
Free to attend.
Open to visitors on Tues, Thurs & Friday - 10-6pm.
The gallery has step-free access and wheelchair accessible toilets.
A personal show from Arsalan Isa about the titillating world of phallic circumcision. With 80s love songs, velcro, Frank Ocean and DIY kits.
About the exhibition
For one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world, circumcision holds an array of meanings. By gesturing towards the surface tension of the material velcro and the point of incision, Isa works through his own cuts and personal memories, searching for what it means to stick together.
The Private View will take place on 3rd Nov with a performance by Krystyna&Sabina.
Please note: While this is not exactly explicit content, we do suggest attendance at the show is Parental Advisory.
about arsalan isa
Arsalan Isa is a writer and artist. He creates by playing, through friendship, in frivolity, and towards camp resistance. In 2022, he founded the theory of Dissociative Realism, published by NERO Press, performed at Studio Voltaire, Asia Forum Venice Biennale. He works in editorial at HarperCollins, London.
Recent pamphlets, zines and comics include: Who’s a Big Boy?, Fish Fry, bill daggs will you write me a mixtape, Shabaan: The Bard, The Haunting of Henry, GTA: Karachi Edition, Hey it’s Britney, Rearview Mirror, Confessions of a Danceaholic, and Desi Chicken.
I am sure, Circumsure is his first solo exhibition.