Jhaveri Contemporary (Booth F8), The Armory Show, New York
Jhaveri Contemporary presents Shezad Dawood at The Armory Show, featuring Integrations, a new series looking at modernist buildings across the Global South, and what these reveal about the larger geopolitical backdrop that informed them.
This body of work consists of paintings on jute, each an abstract portrait of a particular project for the built environment, but titled as a portrait of the architect(s) who designed it. Accompanying the paintings are two glazed ceramics that translate these buildings into more anthropomorphic and domestic propositions.
Together, the works consider the utopian train of South-South collaboration embodied by the non-aligned movement and the Bandung (Asian-African) conference of 1955, the Cold War and the petrodollar boom of the 1970s.
Jhaveri Contemporary’s presentation is part of the fair’s section Focus 2022: Landscape Undone. Curated by Carla Acevedo-Yates, the section focuses on solo and dual-artist representations examining the intersectionality of issues surrounding the environment, and focusing on personal and political climates as they interact with race and gender.