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Imagining Lahore: A Conversation About Contemporary Pakistani Art

Imagining Lahore: A Conversation About Contemporary Pakistani Art

Imran Qureshi, All the colour of my heart, 2011. (Lakeeren Gallery)

Would you like to know why avant-garde Pakistani art is getting so much attention on the world stage? Do you want to visit two gallery shows of contemporary Pakistani art in Mumbai and hear an expert talk about the art before your eyes?

Join us for a visit to two prominent Colaba galleries this Thursday, when the Mumbai Art District galleries will have extended evening viewing hours. For Asia Society guests, Arshiya Lokhandwala (Ph.D., Cornell University, and owner of Lakeeren Gallery) will talk about the works of widely-recognized Pakistani artists Imran Qureshi, Atif Khan, and Huma Mulji.

These paintings, sculptures, and photographs address the realities of living in Pakistan today, approaching subjects such as violence and horror, captivity and sanctuary, function and decay, from divergent perspectives. Imran Qureshi and Atif Khan use images drawn from nature, extending traditional techniques of miniature painting and printmaking. Huma Mulji employs photography and mirrored surfaces, questioning the glossy veneer of urban life and showing its utter breakdown, to reveal fragility and vulnerability. This is a unique opportunity to discuss the work of three artists who are all based in Lahore, and whose exhibitions just happen to coincide. Seize the moment!

The event begins at Lakeeren Gallery, and then moves to Project 88, where refreshments will be served. Car shuttle service will be provided for registered guests.

RSVP required: [email protected]

Related link:
Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan (2009 Asia Society Museum exhibition)

Event Details

8 December 2011
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Lakeeren Gallery and Project 88, Colaba, Mumbai

Asia Society members: FREE. All others: Rs. 100