Osman Yousefzada: What Is Seen And What Is Not

Across three site-specific works, British-Pakistani artist Osman Yousefzada explores themes of displacement, movement, migration and climate change

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  • Wednesday, 17 August – Sunday, 25 September 2022

  • Cromwell Road Entrance / Sculpture, Gallery 25 / John Madejski Garden, V&A South Kensington

  • Free event

Interdisciplinary artist Osman Yousefzada responds to the 75th anniversary of Pakistan with an exhibition that explores themes of displacement, movement, migration and climate change. Across three V&A sites, his handcrafted textiles, wrapped objects and seating interventions showcase the traditional and contemporary techniques of the Pakistani and European workshop. Together, the installations present Osman’s unique and highly personal perspective on modernity and migration, offering a subtle and contemplative space to engage with the objects of his cultural heritage.

Commissioned by the British Council, in partnership with the V&A and the Pakistan High Commission as part of the British Council’s festival season Pakistan/UK: New Perspectives - The 75th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence.
Supported by The Rangoonwala Foundation.
Special thanks to the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Berengo Studio, Tevta Lahore and the RCA.

Background image: @ Victoria and Albert Museum, London