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Liaqat Rasul: Boundary Estate

Liaqat Rasul: Boundary Estate

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Liaqat Rasul
2D mixed media sculpture on gauze
H 133.5 x W 103.5 x D 3.5 cm

Framing notes:

Presented framed only in a colour matched hand-painted wooden frame (no glass.)


Boundary Estate, a suspended tableau, nods to the rich multicultural history of Shoreditch. In 1890 the area was one of the poorest in London when the Boundary Estate, an early example of social housing in Europe, was established. In the artwork, Rasul celebrates the diversity of the present-day Bangladeshi, Turkish and Jewish communities in contrast to the hyper-gentrification of the area, provoking an energy through patterns, multi-textile surfaces, bold bright colours and arbitrary lines.

Rasul carefully researched the rich history of the area by talking to local community members and the Friends of Arnold Circus, as well as referring to archival maps and photographs held at Bishopsgate institute. The cartographic 2D sculpture is a screenshot of time, designed to be suspended from the ceiling to facilitate a two-way viewing experience via the see-through net gauze. The translucent net acts as a metaphor for social change as you become a voyeur in the work, taking a journey through present-day Boundary Estate versus its history.

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