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A Particular Language

Contemporary artists of Pakistan

Quddus Mirza

ASMA MUNDRAWALA, Reigning Roses, 1997, oil and gold leaf on modelling paste, plaster and board, 35.5 x 15.2 cm;

In surveying the contemporary art of the region, the term 'Pakistani art' seems a misleading but indispensable concept: the creative activities practised in the region cannot be limited to strict geographical or ideological boundaries but are configured by regional visual, social and cultural traditions. In Pakistan communication is based on verbal rather than visual interaction. The habit of describing the world in words influences…

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