No Dress Code
Opening—28 April 2023, 6 to 9 PM
Aziz Hazara’s solo exhibition No Dress Code presented at PSM during Gallery Weekend Berlin 2023, brings together a selection of photographs, videos, and audio installations that address the social and political lives of bodies, things, and environments at the mercy of the global military and aid industrial complex. Through these works, the artist demonstrates how war consumes, contaminates, and reconfigures every aspect of an environment and way of life, turning them into an active ground for the exercise of power and influence and preventing any attempt at resistance.
Hazara’s works stage a powerful festival of naked truths that invite critical reflection on the still-destructive legacies of war. With his usual poetic and poignant style on full display, No Dress Code offers the viewer the opportunity to move beyond the formal “truths” that have disrupted our true understanding of Afghanistan’s contemporary realities for decades. It offers an expanded view of history that focuses on the sanctity of life and the physical environment that surrounds it.