Curated by Nav Haq
September 15, 2018- January 6, 2019

“Haseeb Ahmed’s art practice integrates methodologies from the hard sciences towards a techno-poetics. His exhibition at M HKA unfolds his ongoing “Wind Egg” experiment. The concept of wind eggs postulates that animals and people can be fertilised by the wind – a belief held for millennia by ancient Egyptian, Arab, Indian and Chinese cultures. Ahmed has worked to realise this idea with state-of-theart wind tunnel technology at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Belgium. In the process, he blends art and aeronautics, myth and technology, reflecting the human capacity to project empathetic sensibilities onto inhuman things by seeking to give personification to the wind. A project that moves from antiquity to astrobiology, the exhibition will function as a test-site, considering the possibilities for humans to reproduce without men and with the wind. Haseeb Ahmed is based in Brussels and represented by Harlan Levey Projects. Ahmed’s PhD in practice-based arts undertake at the University of Antwerp, Sint Lucas Antwerp School of Art and Design, the Zurich Univeristy of the Arts, and the von Karman Institute was successfully defended in the exhibtition.”