New British Council, Victoria And Albert Museum Mark 75th Anniversary Of Pakistan.

LONDON -- The British Council and Victoria and Albert Museum (V and A) have launched What is Seen and What is Not by inter-disciplinary artist Osman Yousefzada, at the V and A in London on Monday. This series of interventions responds to the 75th anniversary of Pakistan and explores themes of displacement, movement, migration, and the impact of the climate crisis. The interventions across the museum are free to visit, and have been commissioned by the British Council in partnership with the V and A and the High Commission of Pakistan as part of the British Council's festival season 'Pakistan/UK: New Perspectives'.

Osman's work is a tripartite of site-specific works, and brings together textiles, wrapped objects and a seating installation to showcase the rich variety of traditional and contemporary Pakistani craftsmanship.

Together, the works present Osman's unique and highly personal perspective on migratory experience and identity and offers a subtle and contemplative space to engage with objects and craft techniques rooted in the heritages of Pakistani culture.

Working collaboratively with local craftsmen, Osman developed new techniques and stitches, working on non-traditional materials, which he compliments with painting, producing a body of work reflecting on shrines and ritualised spaces of transcendence. Osman Yousefzada said 'It's a great honour to be commissioned to reflect on the 75 years of Pakistan's independence. What is Seen and...

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