What is Seen and What is Not: Expressions on Class, Space and Identity

Join us for a half day symposium discussing Osman's Yousefzada's current site specific installations, 'What is Seen and What is Not'

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Past Event

A half day symposium convened by Dr. Shehnaz Suterwalla and Osman Yousefzada exploring themes connected to the site specific interventions of Yousefzada’s show, ‘What is Seen and What is Not’. The symposium will explore ideas of *space, class, identity* as they emerge from and resonate across the works.

Scholars, activists, artists, and performers have been invited to open up a dialogue around the themes in three sessions:
1- ‘Space, Identity’, conversations around questions of who belongs, and how?
2- ‘Art Class’, exploring the barriers to entry in creative industries.
3- ‘Rituals and Remedies’, experimental articulations through performance.

Speakers include:
Osman Yousefzada - Artist
Dr Shehnaz Suterwalla - Royal College of Art
Dr Ajmal Hussein - The University of Warwick
Catherine Ince - V&A
Dr Adam Kaasa - Royal College of Art
Professor Dave O’Brien - Sheffield University Management School
James Robinson - V&A
Sean Scully - Artist
Sumayya Vally - Architect
Dr Ines Weizman - Royal College of Art

Performances will include an abridged version of Brown Boys Swim by Karim Khan

‘What is Seen and What is Not’ is 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 - marking Pakistan's 75th year as an independent nation.
Supported by The Rangoonwala Foundation.
Special thanks to the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Berengo Studio, Tevta Lahore and the RCA.

Background image: © Osman Yousefzada