Participants: Art Critic Nafisa Rizvi, Prof. Nasser Mufti (UIC)
Once on the periphery, in recent years Pakistani artists have taken the global art world by storm. They have found their way into the permanent collections of renowned art museums across the globe and art biennials from Singapore to Sydney to Sharjah to Venice, collecting countless accolades and awards along the way. Shazia Sikander's miniature veiled installations, Imran Qureshi's blood soaked flowers on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Rashid Rana's photo-mosaics composed of equal part irony and equal part mocking jest, are politically charged statements on the state of affairs in Pakistan, tailored to tastes of the global art market. Art from Pakistan is that, but so much more!
Join us for Nafisa Rizvi's insider take on identity, politics and contemporary art in Pakistan. She will be joined in conversation by Nasser Mufti.
This is a Postcolonial Studies Working Group Event.
Lower Level Stevenson Hall
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