Tramway, Glasgow: Hardeep Pandhal – Confessions of a Thug: Pakiveli

Hardeep Pandhal

Until 22nd March

Glasgow’s The Tramway is hosting a multimedia exhibition by Glasgow-based artist Hardeep Pandhal. Confessions of a Thug: Pakiveli takes its name from the 1839 novel Confessions of a Thug by Philip Meadows Taylor, with the subtitle Pakiveli referring to one of Hardeep’s rap monikers, adapting the late rapper 2pac’s alias Makaveli.

Taking the form of an exaggerated confession, Pandhal explores the ways in which personal identities are subject to conflicting realities that shift over time and place, taking as a starting point the historical application of the British-Indian word ‘thug’. Bridging different contexts, the artist connects associative thinking and the elliptical wordplay found in rap, across a wide range of subject matter and media formats.

25 Albert Drive
Glasgow G41 2PE

Image: Hardeep Pandhal

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