For this new body of work, British artist Shezad Dawood finds inspiration in the creative output of African American musician, composer and polymath, Yusef Lateef. Enter Dawood’s universe through an enchanting VR experience, a suite of new painted textiles, and a garden of digital plants growing in response to Lateef’s music. You can also encounter a live mutant dancing through the exhibition on most Sundays, wearing a specially created costume sculpture, as Dawood’s work breaks down the boundaries between the analogue and the digital, between fiction, virtual reality and real life.
Image: Shezad Dawood, Lion's Foot Dancer, 2023. Acrylic on vintage textile hanging, 198 x 138 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Jhaveri Contemporary.
Shezad Dawood: Night in the Garden of Love
Location: Avenue Van Volxem, 354, 1190 Forest