SHEZAD DAWOOD - Encroachments at New Art Exchange

Nottingham, 18 January - 15 March Private view 17 January.

 SHEZAD DAWOOD - Encroachments  

New Art Exchange, Nottingham  

18 January - 15 March

Private view 17 January


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
January 16, 2020