Huis-Clos (No Exit)


Installation and Sculpture
Earth Bricks, Morter
A Rich Tapestry
Lahore Biennale Foundation

Huis-Clos (No Exit), is an elevated internal structure of an Eastern grave. Raised to ground level, and intersected by a walkway opening onto an area for contemplation, the immersice work asks viewers to find new ways to engage with a traditional place of loss and mourning. Surrounded by a partition curtain, the setting offers both a sense of intimacy and disguise. THe work also opens up a previously clandestine space - in its original form the grave would exclude 50% of the population (females), who are barred from participating in its ceremonial function or being allowed to view it before it becomes an earth filled mound.

Artist Osman Yousefzada Huis Clos (No Exit)