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Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan

Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan
Library Shelf Location 15.PKHA
Publication Date 2009
Description Accompanying the first U.S. museum survey exhibition devoted to contemporary art from Pakistan, this dynamic catalogue provides a groundbreaking look at recent and current trends in Pakistani art. Hanging Fire covers a fascinating range of subjects and media, from installation and video art to sculpture, drawing, and paintings in the “contemporary miniature” tradition. Essays by distinguished contributors from a variety of fields, including Salima Hashmi, Pakistani American sociologist and historian Ayesha Jalal, and the celebrated novelist Mohsin Hamid, place contemporary Pakistani art in a cultural, historical, and artistic perspective. The book's title, Hanging Fire, alludes to the contemporary economic, political, and social tensions--both local and global--from which these artists find their creative inspiration. It may also suggest to the viewer to delay judgment, particularly based on assumptions or preconceived notions about contemporary society and artistic expression in Pakistan today.
ISBN 9780300154184
Quantity 1
Pages 160
Author Salima Hashmi
Format Hardback
Publisher Asia Society
Related Artists Hamra Abbas, Bani Abidi, Zahoor Ul Akhlaq, Faiza Butt, Ayaz Jokhio, Naiza Khan, Arif Mahmood, Huma Mulji, Asma Mundrawala, Imran Qureshi, Rashid Rana, Ali Raza, Anwar Saeed, Adeela Suleman, Mahreen Zuberi
Category Art from a specific country
Related Country/Global Region Pakistan
Language English

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