In Encroachments, Dawood takes a pragmatic and oblique look at the relations between Pakistan and the US since partition in 1947 through a Virtual Reality (VR) environment, contained within an installation comprising neon, wallpaper, sculpture and print.
The central element of the VR is the proposed US embassy in Karachi designed by Austrian-American Modernist architect Neutra. Its construction began in 1959, but by the time it was completed, the capital was moved to the new city of Islamabad and Neutra's building was downgraded to a Consulate.
Encroachments is co-commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation for SB14, 2019 and New Art Exchange, Nottingham. Generously supported by the Bagri Foundation
SHEZAD DAWOOD - Encroachments
New Art Exchange, Nottingham
18 January - 15 March
Private view 17 January
January 16, 2020