Saad Qureshi, Something About Paradise, 2019 detail. Photo Jonty Wilde

Saad Qureshi: Something About Paradise

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

British artist Saad Qureshi explores what paradise means in a contemporary context in his first solo museum exhibition,  Something About Paradise.

In the nave of YSP’s 18th-century Chapel, three monumental organic forms rise from the ground, spread with landscapes, buildings and mysterious structures. A closer viewing reveals an eclectic mix of architectural styles, from traditional temples and churches to modernist houses and palaces, nestled among panoramas of forests, deserts and fantastical geological formations.

Qureshi is an avid gatherer of stories. In developing  Something About Paradise  he travelled around the country asking those with and without faith what paradise means for them. Speaking directly to people allowed the artist space to interpret the descriptions of imagined places, as seen in memories and dreams, into physical installations that he refers to as ‘mindscapes’.

Saturday 4 January - Sunday 15 March 2020

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
West Bretton

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