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Shezad Dawood Limited Editions still available

14 March 2013 By

Lot #16 Wanderlust Artist’s Edition
Silent Auction
Shezad Dawood, A Mystery Play – Tarot Deck
2010 – 13
Box of 79 cards, 11 × 11.5 cm
Edition 100 + 3AP

A Mystery Play originally commissioned by Plug In ICA, Winnipeg. A Mystery Play Tarot Deck features additional photography by William Eakin and Derek Brueckner, and produced by Contemporary Art Society on the occasion of Wanderlust , 2013.

£250
Fixed Price
Editions 1 – 50 available

We are delighted to be able to launch a new limited edition by Shezad Dawood. This pack of tarot cards draws from Dawood’s film A Mystery Play where filmic sequences were based on the tradition and pastime of Tarot and the degrees of initiation that are rooted in the practice of Free Masonry, inextricably linked to legendary British occultist Aleister Crowley. Incorporating film, painting and light sculpture, Dawood’s practice creates discursive networks across parallel time frames, locations and communities. His works often include restaged and re-imagined moments appropriated from multiple cultures and histories.

Incorporating film, painting and light sculpture, Dawood’s practice creates discursive networks across parallel time frames, locations and communities. His works often include restaged and re-imagined moments appropriated from multiple cultures and histories.

Shezad Dawood (b. London 1974) trained at Central St Martin’s and the Royal College of Art before undertaking a PhD at Leeds Metropolitan University. His work has been exhibited internationally, including as part of Altermodern, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, at Tate Britain, the 53rd Venice Biennale (both 2009), and the Busan Biennale (2010). Recent projects include a solo touring exhibition that opened at Modern Art Oxford in April 2012, and an upcoming solo exhibition at Parasol Unit, London (2014). Shezad has been nominated for the Jarman Award 2012. He currently lives and works in London, where he is Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow in Experimental Media at the University of Westminster.

To order your edition for £250 + free P&P please call the Contemporary Art Society on +44 (0)20 7017 8400 or email membership@contemporaryartsociety.org