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Karachi Pop: Vernacular Visualities in 1990s Karachi

David Alesworth, Elizabeth Dadi, Iftikhar Dadi, and Durriya Kazi with Bacchoo, Shaukat Lala, Mairaj Nicklewala and sons, and Yousuf and family, Heart Mahal, 1996-1999
David Alesworth, Elizabeth Dadi, Iftikhar Dadi, and Durriya Kazi with Bacchoo, Shaukat Lala, Mairaj Nicklewala and sons, and Yousuf and family, Heart Mahal, 1996-1999. Beaten stainless steel, painted MDF, and lightbulbs, installed inside shipping container, 8 x 8 x 20 inches. Collection of Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. Photo: Courtesy Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

Curator Hammad Nasar examines the work of Durriya Kazi, David Alesworth, Iftikhar Dadi, and Elizabeth Dadi, four artists who, in 1990s Karachi, reworked Pop art tropes to explore themes of the popular and the everyday. More