between the sun and the moon
Lahore Biennale 02 curated by Hoor Al Qasimi
26th January - 29 February 2020
For LB02 Shezad Dawood will present a site-specific installation comprising VR, wallpaper and a sequence of new collaged paintings, incorporating oil, acrylic and fabric on canvas depicting some of his favourite 20th Century Urdu book cover designs. Presented within Pak Tea House, the famous literary salon of Lahore, the VR opens onto the now defunct Ferozsons bookstore and publishing house, which closed its doors in 2017 after operating continuously since the colonial era. Memorialised down to its uneven floors, Ferozsons continues to exist digitally on the same street as its former physical location on Mall Road, where Pak Tea House is also located.