PAKISTANI CONTEMPORARY MINIATURE ART
Keep hearing about contemporary Pakistani art and want to know a bit more? Here is a great little introductory video.
RTHK, a Hong Kong media organisation, has produced a brief but powerful video which, in just 6 minutes, manages to include:
- a look at the historical development of the genre which has roots in the Mughal empire;
- the tools – shell mixing pallettes and squirrel hair brushes so fine that only 2-3 hairs are used;
- demonstration of artists at work;
- interviews with 2 renowned artists, Imran Qureshi and Aisha Khalid, who talk about the sources of their inspiration: nuclear warheads and curtains in the Red Light District of Amsterdam;
- a contextual interview with Professor Salimi Hashmi, a respected expert who explains that the development of this hallowed aesthetic into a contemporary form has spurred vigorous debate.
Watch the Pakistani contemporary art video here