A group show from the Textile Faculty at Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture was unfolded at the
Asiah Seemab's work titled as "old is new" uses old/new plastic bags to interpret the theme of dahleez as an access point that one crosses over to enter another state or space. She started looking at the doors and doorways of historic monuments. Consolidating her focus to the region, she started exploring the kashi tile work found in the architectural monuments of sindh. The use of vibrant blues against white, with accents of reds and yellows that create a mathematically structured college of intricate geomatic patterns, are eye candy. Her artwork is primarily an exploration of material and technique - heat bonding old plastic bags to create a new material. the texture created through this process can be related to the shiny and smooth surface of tiles. The effects of over exposure to heat on some parts can sometimes resemble the withred surface of old tiles.
Humera Tareen's work titled "Forbidden Thresholds" uses wood, metal, fabric, threads, beads, shells and feathers. She takes inspiration from negative and disturbing emotions that vary from shame to grief, failure to sorrow. For her, every door leads to another, and without knowing it one can get trapped amidst these rituals with no way to escape. She portrays humans at emotional thresholds with feelings of sad or angry. jealous of guilty prevailing over their emotions.