Melbourne International Arts Festival launch Nusra Latif Qureshi’s Art Tram
Nusra Latif Qureshi’s Melbourne Art Tram recently launched as part of Melbourne International Arts Fair.
In each of her works, Qureshi enlists a collage-like language to bring together an unlikely constellation of techniques, images and complex appropriations from various art historical traditions. The intricate floral pattern that cover Qureshi’s tram references her artwork ‘Layers of red’, 2005, held in the National Gallery of Victoria’s collection. This intricate, two-panel work features a singular female figure, rendered in the style of a Mughal miniature painting, against a floral pattern adapted from an antique French textile.