Kashif Nadim Chaudry (detail)

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Kashif Nadim Chaudry: Swags and Tails

27 September - 31 January
Manchester Craft & Design Centre

Manchester Craft & Design Centre (MCDC) will present a solo exhibition of work by textile artist Kashif Nadim Chaudry as part of Asia Triennial Manchester 2014. Chaudry’s work focuses on negotiating and constructing an identity as a British born, Pakistani, gay Muslim.

His performative installations bring together a family history of tailoring, historical periods such as Mughal India and Tudor Britain, and disciplines such as architecture, interior design, and Bollywood cinema. His work is both opulent and abject, working with luxurious fabrics as well as human hair and animal bones.

The show opens on Saturday 27 September 2014, 2.00-5.00pm at MCDC with a free family-friendly launch day featuring live music, drinks, and your chance to meet Chaudry through an artist’s talk. 

Kashif Nadim Chaudry will also be showing work at Manchester Contemporary, represented by Syson Gallery.

In addition, Kashif Nadim Chaudry will have a week-long installation called ‘Hareem’ at Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces: Federation House from 14-19 October.

Supported by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts and the New Art Exchange, Nottingham.

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