Hawala Panel Talk at The Arts Club, London: 6-8pm GMT

London, UK 4 October 2021 
London, UK By invitation only

To mark the launch of Paradise Row Projects, director of the gallery Nick Hackworth, and artists Shezad Dawood, Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Haroun Hayward, and Jasleen Kaur, discuss the programme’s inaugural show, Hawala (16 September – 29 October).

Curated by Dawood, the exhibition takes as its starting point the parallels between hawala, the informal, decentralised, and ledger-based system of money exchange prevalent in South Asia and its diasporic communities, and the structure and functionality of blockchain technology. It brings together a group of London-based artists of South Asian descent, including Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Shezad Dawood, Sunil Gupta, Haroun Hayward, Harminder Judge, Jasleen Kaur, Haroon Mirza, Anousha Payne, and Rithika Pandey, selected to highlight hyperlinked connections that run throughout their practice, either through a contemporary updating of mythic constellations, or an archiving of subcultures or ecologies.

The exhibition is raising funds for the protection of mangroves in India and Pakistan, through Conservation Action Trust, India, and WWF Pakistan.