Emerging Creative Voices from Pakistan: A Political Context

Panel Discussion Tue 11 Oct 2005 8.00PM-10.00PM The New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
Admission waived in support of relief efforts for the Pakistani earthquake
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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? These are some of the topics that are being addressed in this panel moderated by Pakistani historian Ayesha Jalal. Informed and inspired by the current exhibition Karkhana, which features a series of works by six contemporary Pakistani artists, the panel encourages dialogue about current Pakistani culture and politics.

Ayesha Jalal, political scientist and historian

Mohsin Hamid, author of the acclaimed novel Moth Smoke
Nusra Latif Qureshi, Pakistani painter based in Melbourne, Australia
Anna Sloan, writer, curator, and historian of Islamic and South Asian Art

This panel 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.

This event is part of the "Considering Forgiveness Cycle."