Charpai Sculpture


Goodman Gallery, London

Yousefzada’s piece Charpai Sculpture, explores the traditional and contemporary techniques of Pakistani and European workshops. The work takes the charpai, a daybed typically found across South Asia, and reimagines it utilising salvaged and handmade elements. Repurposed colonial doors and woven fabric sourced from waste materials on factory floors combine in this work. The door, which for the artist stood as gates in their original context, are shifted on their axis from vertical to horizontal transforming into a component of the humble charpai bed - a more communal architecture.