Nusra Latif Qureshi is included in SOUL fury at Bendigo Art Gallery. Bringing together the work of leading Australian and international contemporary artists working across sculpture, photography, painting, installation, video and textiles, the exhibition reflects on the essential nature of female agency in the current social and political climate.
Nusra Latif Qureshi’s solo exhibition, Promises of a Parallel Cosmos, will be on view at Warrnambool Art Gallery from Saturday 24 April to Sunday 24 June, 2021. The exhibition presents key artworks from the artist’s oeuvre spanning 2011-2019, alongside a new commission developed in response to WAG’s collection of Colonial holdings. Reflecting upon established narratives within art historical depictions of people and society, Qureshi openly critiques their accuracy and uncovers unknown histories. In Promises of a Parallel Cosmos Qureshi eloquently acknowledges the complexity of colonial stories, and encourages a new dialogue for understanding these in the present day.
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.