Monograph of the artist, Anwar Jalal Shemza published on the occasion of the exhibition 'BP Spotlight: Anwar Shemza' at Tate Britain from October 2015 to Autumn 2016.

'Born in India in 1928, Shemza attended art school in Lahore, Pakistan, and was soon recognised as a leading artist and literary figure. He then moved to London in the mid 1950s to study at the Slade School of Fine Art, where his art underwent a fundamental transformation. His subsequent work in painting, drawing and printmaking rigorously deploys geometric and calligraphic forms to engage with dilemmas of identity, culture and place in the modern and contemporary era.

Accompanying over 130 illustrations of works and rare archival material, a text by Iftikhar Dadi provides an overview of his career alongside essays by Shezad Dawood, Rachel Garfield, Courtney J Martin and Hammad Nasar that offer perspectives on his work, contemporary reception and influence on a younger generation.' - from publisher's website

Includes biographies of the artist and authors. With exhibition history and bibliography.
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Onsite

editor

Iftikhar DADI

Location code MON.SHA6
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2015

No of pages

216

ISBN / ISSN

9781909932135

No of copies

1

Content type

artist monograph

Chapter headings
Calligraphic Abstraction: Anwar Jalal Shemza

- Iftikhar DADI

Navigating the British Landscape

- Rachel GARFIELD

Anwar Jalal Shemza's Art World in London:1956-60

- Courtney MARTIN

Meem is for Mashq

- Hammad NASAR

Let's Murder the Moonlight

- Shezad DAWOOD

Anwar Jalal Shemza
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