Red Carpet II (Installation View)

Rashid Rana2007

Chennai Photo Biennale

Chennai Photo Biennale
Chennai, India

Rashid Rana's showcase at Senate House during Chennai Photo Biennale 2019. Red Carpet II masquerades as a Persian carpet. For those bound to dismiss it as obvious imagery for a Pakistani artist, Rashid has the last laugh on them. The individual pictures are photos of slaughtered animals and the red of the carpet upon closer inspection is blood. Rashid uses subversion to deconstruct cultural stereotypes and preconceived notions.


  • Title: Red Carpet II (Installation View)
  • Creator: Rashid Rana
  • Date Created: 2007
  • Location: Senate House, Chennai
  • Type: Photograph
  • Original Source: Artist Website
  • External Link: See more at Chennai Photo Biennale's website
  • Exhibition title: Labyrinths
  • Exhibition Description: And the world is a complicated irregular network of images and texts in passages and paths.
  • CPB Edition: 2019
  • Artist's biography: Rashid Rana is a contemporary Pakistani artist whose works incorporate painting, installation, photography, and collage. Much of Rana’s work has a political edge and often incorporate a dialogue with painting. He now serves as an associate professor at the School of Visual Arts and Design at Beaconhouse National University in Lahore.

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