Author Archives: sehba_sarwar


PAKISTAN-BASED ARTISTS ABRO KHUDA BUX (KARACHI, SINDH) is a photographer and graphic design artist, and has exhibited extensively around Pakistan as part of “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Exhibition of Graphics and Photography,” “The Image of Flame,” as … Continue reading

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Major Supporters

Third Worlds: Third Ward/Karachi was made possible through the support of: the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Houston Endowment, Inc.; Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; The Simmons Foundation; & Texas Commission on … Continue reading


THIRD WORLDS: THIRD WARD | KARACHI is cosponsored by: Community Artists’ Collective, Houston Institute for Culture, Ensemble Theatre, Houston Karachi Sister City Association, Houston Palestine Film Festival, Houston Museum of African American Culture, OPEN-Houston, Pakistan Chronicle, Pacifica Radio KPFT 90.1 … Continue reading

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Part II

PART 2 of THIRD WORLDS: THIRD WARD | KARACHI Held on November 5th at Nusrat Malik’s residence (2418 Elgin, Houston 77004) from 8:00pm onwards. The event was free and featured community conversations about issues unearthed in THIRD WORLDS Part 1. … Continue reading

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VBB Art Car

Revolution Artists: Eric Hester and Sehba Sarwar Location: Street Revolution was created by artists Sehba Sarwar and Eric Hester for the Orange Show’s Annual Art Car Parade. In 2011, the car was awarded First Prize for Free Speech, following a … Continue reading

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Boom-Bip Dum-Dum-a-Dum

Artist: Robert Pruitt Location: 2308 Truxillo, Backyard This sound installation was created by Robert Pruitt and contains drumming from the Texas Southern University band, a sound that is embedded within the Third Ward. The drumming image is of on-site … Continue reading

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10:00 PM

Conversation with Homeowner  Speaker: Scott Sawyer Scott Sawyer and his partner Michael Peranteau purchased their home on 2308 Truxillo recently. Here, Sawyer is talking about how he feels about living in the Third Ward and recounts the history of his … Continue reading

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10:00 PM

Karachi, past and present Performer: Stalina Villarreal Location: 2308 Truxillo, Living Room 1940’s: Childhood memories, ….Of Karachi roads washed each night, necessary for what was considered the cleanest city in Asia!  Of  lots of camels and horses and ghora garries … Continue reading

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Third World: Third Ward, Karachi.

Documentary is edited and produced by Yunuen Perez Vertti Directed by Sehba Sarwar Photos by Eric Hester Third Worlds: Site-specific installations at residential spaces re-contextualizing socio-economic constructs underpinning relational parallels between the ethno-geographics of Third Ward, a historic afro-western locality … Continue reading

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An Introduction

Footage captured and added by Yunuen Perez Vertti. Here, VBB Artistic and Founding Director Sehba Sarwar responds to a question about why such a show is taking place and what the installations mean.