New Art Exchange

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New Art Exchange in Hyson Green, Nottingham is the UK's largest visual arts space outside London dedicated to African, African Caribbean and Asian art. Housing galleries, performance space, artist studios, offices, as well as a cafe and shop.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 10.00-17.00
Sat 10.00-17.00

Sun Closed

Admission charges

Admission: Free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Faiza Butt: Paracosm

Faiza Butt: Paracosm

  • 24 April — 28 June 2015 *on now

New Art Exchange is proud to present the first major survey of Faiza Butt's work in a British public gallery.

The exhibition explores Faiza Butt's practice over two decades and comprises of a rich collection ranging from drawings to digital prints, light works and sculptural installation. Butt was born in Lahore, Pakistan; the stimulus for her practice is wide ranging, however she cites growing up in the shifting politics of 1980s Pakistan and observing the impact of 9/11 on the young Pakistan diaspora in Britain, as major influences on her work.

'Artists have a purpose in society. You do not make art to make anyone comfortable or to amuse people. Art is a language, a code through which you hope to make a difference.' Faiza Butt

Her artworks are based on pictures scavenged from the media and advertising. In a bid to connect with the widest audience, and in response to the snobbery towards beauty in contemporary art, Butt deploys candy-shop colours and familiar forms to capture the spectator's interest before connecting them with globally important questions.

Faiza Butt is represented by Rossi & Rossi, London and Grosvenor Gallery, London.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/faiza-butt-paracosm/80

New Art Exchange
39-41 Gregory Boulevard
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG7 6BE
England

Website

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www.nae.org.uk

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0115 924 8630

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0115 924 8630

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0115 924 8638

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