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Nida Bangash

SMU, MFA 2019

War Rug with Love—1; War Rug with Love—2

Wool, cotton threads, nails on board, 2013, 30"w x 44.8"h x 1"d (each)

My practice engages paradoxical issues of dislocation and displacement by examining the domestic as charged political space. Coming from a tradition of miniature painting and carpet weaving, I am interested in the formal and conceptual underpinnings of the grid—a binary structure of power that bears, gives form to and disappears into the composition itself. Through the process of mashq, a calligraphic practice loosely translated as “exercise/repetition,” I utilize both references from my immediate surroundings as well as Indo-Persian history to investigate institutions as a continual colonial legacy.

Nida Bangash

 - War Rug with Love—1; War Rug with Love—2

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