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Women on Aeroplanes got invited to the Lahore Biennale 02, with a reprint of all four Inflight Magazines and the installation of a wallpaper. 

With our best thanks to the curator Hoor Al Qasimi, to Anjalika Sagar for making the connection, to the Lahore Biennale team, to Zarmina Rafi, Ali Ahmad and Harris Chowdhary for their enthusiasm and commitment  in particular and to Sehr Jalil and Nida Kirmani for wonderfully picking up the thread, connecting it to women histories in Lahore and Pakistan.

On the backside of the wall, just next to the WoA Inflight Magazines, there was Afrah Shafiq's amazing Sultana's Reality (2019) installed, based on "Sultana's Dream" by Begum Rokeya (wiki: Sultana's Dream is a 1905 feminist utopian story written by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, a Muslim feminist, writer and social reformer from Bengal. It was published in the same year in Madras based English periodical The Indian Ladies Magazine.) See also: Feminist Visions of Science and Utopia in Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s ‘Sultana’s Dream’

 

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