The show brings together a group of London-based artists of South Asian descent selected to highlight hyperlinked connections that run throughout their practice, either through a contemporary updating of mythic constellations, or an archiving of subcultures or ecologies. Across painting, photography, sculpture, clothing, and a metaverse counterpart – to be launched and sold as an NFT in October as part of the show – Hawala will function as an IRL and digital marketplace that harnesses collective agency and energy.
Supporting the climate change mitigation work of Conservation Action Trust, India, and WWF Pakistan, the exhibition showcases how a group of creatives, here encompassing the artists, the curator and the gallery, can present compelling cultural work on critical social and environmental issues, raising funds and awareness by activating commercial and informational systems both old and new.
2 Bourdon Street
16 September - 29 October 2021
Sunil Gupta in conversation with Shezad Dawood
Tuesday 21 September, 6.30-8.30pm