Zone C Exhibition

Toronto Police - Transportation Station, 9 Hanna Avenue


Bani Abidi - Karachi, Pakistan

Video Installation

The city has come to a halt. Roads are blocked to make way for the unhampered movement of an official motorcade. School children with crumpled paper flags in hand wait patiently to welcome the arriving dignitary. A reception committee of officious bureaucrats pace up and down the red carpet. The entire city awaits the arrival of a dignitary, who poignantly, never arrives. "Reserved" reflects on a society hamstrung by an increasingly aloof and militaristic government. The work explores the tensions inherent to a culture held hostage by political spectacle.

Suitable for all ages

Thank you to:
Green Cardamom, London