10.11.2005

EMERGING CREATIVE VOICES FROM PAKISTAN:

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Date/Time: 11/10/2005 12:00 am


EMERGING CREATIVE VOICES FROM PAKISTAN:
A POLITICAL CONTEXT
Tuesday, October 11, 2005, 8PM
The New School
Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street
New York City
Admission: $5, free for students with valid ID and Aldrich Museum members
with
Nusra Latif Qureshi, painter
Mohsin Hamid, novelist
and Anna Sloan, writer, curator, and
historian of Islamic and South Asian Art
moderated by Pakistani historian Ayesha Jalal
Now more than ever, strong creative voices are emerging from Pakistan,
especially those of women. Artists, writers, and filmmakers are
producing remarkable works that often are critical of both Pakistani
politics and those of the West.
How can we account for this creative moment?
And what does it mean for the future of Pakistan and its
creative culture? Informed and inspired by the
current exhibition, “Karkhana,” which features a series of works by six
contemporary Pakistani artists, the panel will encourage dialogue about
current Pakistani culture and politics.
The event is co-sponsored by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics
at The New School and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut,
where the exhibition, “Karkhana: A Contemporary Collaboration” is on display until
March 12, 2006. Art AsiaPacific is the media sponsor.
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TICKETS: Reservations by email to: boxoffice@newschool.edu. Tickets can be ordered by phone with a credit card (212) 229-5488; in person at The New School Box Office, 66 West 12th Street, main floor, Monday-Thursday 1-8 p.m., Friday 1-7 p.m. This event is FREE to all students and TNS alumni with ID, and members of the Aldrich Museum.
INFORMATION: For more information or special needs requests, please call (212) 229-5353 or email: specialprograms@newschool.edu. Information is also available online at www.generalstudies.newschool.edu/specialprograms .
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