6 - 9pm, Thursday 16th Sep

Inaugural Opening

Group Show curated by Shezad Dawood - HAWALA

Paradise Row returns as a one year, nonprofit, curatorial project, launching in Mayfair on 16 September 2021.

Hawala curated by Shezad Dawood, will benefit Conservation Action Trust, India, and WWF Pakistan.

Curated by Shezad Dawood, the exhibition takes as its starting point the parallels between hawala, the informal, decentralised, and ledger-based system of money exchange prevalent in South Asia and its diasporic communities, and the structure and functionality of blockchain technology.

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.

Participating artists Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Shezad Dawood, Sunil Gupta, Haroun Hayward, Harminder Judge, Jasleen Kaur, Haroon Mirza, Anousha Payne & Rithika Pandey

Hawala is supported by Mara H Moret.


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