Within a vessel, Upon a vessel, 2016

Within a vessel, Upon a vessel, 2016


Fazal Rizvi

The publication Within a vessel, Upon a vessel was commissioned by The New Art Gallery Walsall, in 2016 along with a video projection. This marked the beginning of what is Rizvi’s ongoing engagement with maritime borders. This particular publication meditates on and traverses through multiple iterations of the word vessel. The boat, as an object and the body as a vessel floating (and breathing) through space and time.

about the author:

Fazal Rizvi (b. 1987), lives and works in Karachi. He holds a BFA from National College of Arts, Lahore (2010). His recent solo show The Fleet was at the Gandhara Art Space, Karachi in 2018. Rizvi has been a part of group shows at the Karachi Biennale in 2017 and the New Art Gallery Walsall in 2016. He was selected for the Arcus Project Residency, Japan in 2011. He was also awarded the Murree Museum artists’ residency in 2017, the Vasl International Artist Residency in 2015 and Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust and British Council Residency at Gasworks, London in 2014.


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