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Pakistani Artist Imran Qureshi’s ‘The Seeming Endless Path of Memory’ opens in Paris

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Pakistani Artist Imran Qureshi's 'The Seeming Endless Path of Memory' opens in Paris

The Seeming Endless Path of Memory, an exhibition of artistic work was opened up in Paris, France at the prestigious Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.

Imran Qureshi’s practice is rooted in the tradition of 16th-century Mughal miniature art, encompassing figurative and abstract works on paper, painting and site-specific installation. Indeed, the exhibition title, The Seeming Endless Path of Memory, along with the titles of the works on display, echo the words of Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984) which are prevailing throughout Qureshi’s work. They reveal various social and cultural connotations, and subtly reflect the threat of violence as a continuous motif.” – Press release.

Imran Qureshi lives in Lahore, Pakistan and is a teacher in the National College of Arts. He teaches miniature painting at NCA. Throughout the years, he has received many awards including the Asian Art Game Changer Award and also he is privileged to be the first Pakistani to win the Medal of Arts Award.

Imran Qureshi is famous for his site-specific paintings, videos, and installations created in the style of Indo-Persian miniature painting. Which serves as a means to explore contemporary socio-political themes.

His work constitutes a unique synthesis of traditional motifs and techniques with current issues. Imran Qureshi has done exhibitions on many international forums, including the 55th Venice Biennale; The Curve, Barbican Centre, London; the 10th Sharjah Biennial; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Asia Society Museum, New York.

The Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac was founded in 1981 by the Austrian gallerist Thaddaeus Ropac and has since specialized in International Contemporary Art.

 

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