More details on the inaugural exhibition of the Museum; and more good news for Pakistan art. The details below show that the first exhibition will be totally focussed on Pakistani artists, exhibiting a very large body of works. The exhibition titled, 'The Garden of ideas: Contemporary Art from Pakistan' will open on September 18 and will show case works of Bani Abidi, Nurjahan Akhlaq, David Chalmers Alesworth, Aisha Khalid, Muhammad Atif Khan and Imran Qureshi.
See a Pakistani artist who questions gender roles.
Aisha Abid Hussain is often the star of her own photography, yet never the same character. Her show for London’s Hanmi Gallery, “Two Not Together,” explores the theme of different but equal identities. In one series, archaic photographs of men and women in traditional, gender-specific Pakistani clothing are pasted, collage-style, over decrepit buildings and sites of rubble. Another series captures Hussain, dressed like a Pakistani man, sitting side by side with a copy of herself, dressed like a Pakistani woman.
Runs until Sept. 25, 30 Maple Street, London, hanmigallery.co.uk.