RISHAM SYED’S POSTCARD SIZED PAINTINGS ARE MEMENTOS OF A CITY IN CONSTANT FLUX – MANCHESTER ART GALLERY

Risham Syed
New North and South
Manchester Art Gallery
Saturday 30 September, 2017 – Sunday 25 February, 2018

Risham Syed "History As Re-Present-Ation II," detail, 2014

Risham Syed, History As Re-Present-Ation II, detail, 2014

In exquisite postcard sized paintings, Risham Syed shows the ever changing urban landscape in Lahore, Pakistan. Instead of idealised postcard images for tourists, Syed depicts the construction work which transforms her home city. The recently built houses in Lahore’s new residential quarters have perfectly finished facades but unfinished back walls. She reveals these darker, neglected areas which are not for public view…”

RISHAM SYED’S POSTCARD SIZED PAINTINGS ARE MEMENTOS OF A CITY IN CONSTANT FLUX – MANCHESTER ART GALLERY

 

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