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Monday, September 11, 2006

Exhibition: Beyond the Page: Contemporary Art from Pakistan

Was sent this info by Asia House:

The current exhibition, Beyond the Page; Contemporary Art from Pakistan (31 August to 11 November), has now opened with extensive coverage in both the UK and Pakistani press. I would like to draw your attention to the Events Season featuring talks with leading experts in Asian art and contemporary artists inspired by the rich tradition of Pakistani art.

Asia House Members - £4 (non-members £7. Free to Westminister residents, students and academics)
To book, call 020 7307 5454

Wednesday 20 September, 6.45pm ­ Innovation Through Tradition: What the Miniature Has Now Become. Hammad Nasar, curator in conversation with artist Hamra Abbas.

Monday 25 September, 6.45pm ­ Two Steps Forward One Step Back: Contemporary Art in Pakistan Since 1980. Naazish Ata-Ullah, Associate Professor at the Department of Fine art at the National College of Arts, Lahore

Wednesday 18 October, 6.45pm ­ Four Hundred Years of Miniature Painting in Lahore. Robert Skelton, OBE, Former Keeper of Indian and South East Asian Art at the V&A Museum.

Saturday 4 November 10.30am ­ 1pm. Panel discussion with films, visuals and discussion moderated by Hammad Nasar, with Anna Sloan, Nicole Wolf, Nurjahan Akhlaq and Puja Kaul, exploring how Pakistani artists have transformed miniature painting into a distinct contemporary art practice.

LUNCH TIME GALLERY TALKS ­ Tuesdays 1 ­1.30pm

Tuesday 19 September ­ Virginia Whiles, historian, critic, curator and lecturer at Chelsea College of Art

Tuesday 26 September ­ Tim Wilcox, curator of Asia House's 2000 exhibition Pakistan: Another Vision ­ 50 Years of Painting and Sculpture from Pakistan

Tuesday 10 October ­ Zarah Hussain, artist using Islamic geometry as a source of inspirationTuesday

17 October ­ Faiza Butt, Pakistani artist working in London using formal elements of the modern miniature

For all bookings and information, please call 020 7307 5454.

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