Shezad Dawood

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Shezad Dawood’s Kalimpong by Sabine Russ
Kalimpong

When I arrive in the lobby of Kalimpong’s famed Himalayan Hotel, I move around clumsily and with caution. I’m wary of touching objects left behind by long-gone visitors, and the pop-up ghosts of soldiers, businessmen, and mountaineers startle me.

John Akomfrah by Shezad Dawood
Transfigured Night A Copy

On the eve of Signs of Empire, his current show at the New Museum, the British artist and filmmaker elaborates on how philosophy and the history of cinema have influenced his practice. 

Shezad Dawood by Doug Ashford
Dawood Bomb 01

“I’m a believer in ‘the artist proposes and the universe disposes.’ On that meeting ground is where the important stuff happens for me, where a set of images, possibilities, dialogues with people both living and dead actually start forming.”

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