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    Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan (Asia Society) (Hardback) By (author) Salima Hashmi, Contributions by Carla Petievich, Contributions by Ayesha Jalal, Contributions by Quddus Mirza, Contributions by Naazish Ata-Ullah, Contributions by Mohsin Hamid, Contributions by Iftikhar Dadi

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    DescriptionAccompanying the first U.S. museum exhibition devoted to contemporary art from Pakistan, this dynamic catalogue provides a groundbreaking look at recent and current trends in Pakistani art. "Hanging Fire" covers a fascinating range of subjects and media, from installation and video art to sculpture, drawing, and paintings in the 'contemporary miniature' tradition. Essays by distinguished contributors from a variety of fields, including Salima Hashmi, Pakistani-American sociologist and historian Ayesha Jalal, and the celebrated novelist Mohsin Hamid, place contemporary Pakistani art in a cultural, historical, and artistic perspective. The book's title, "Hanging Fire", alludes to the contemporary economic, political, and social tensions - both local and global - from which these artists find their creative inspiration. It may also suggest to the viewer to delay judgment, particularly based on assumptions or preconceived notions about contemporary society and artistic expression in Pakistan today.

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    Hanging Fire
    Contemporary Art from Pakistan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Salima Hashmi, Contributions by Carla Petievich, Contributions by Ayesha Jalal, Contributions by Quddus Mirza, Contributions by Naazish Ata-Ullah, Contributions by Mohsin Hamid, Contributions by Iftikhar Dadi
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 305 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 1,170 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300154184
    ISBN 10: 0300154186

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKP
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BISAC V2.8: ART006000
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ
    BISAC V2.8: ART019000, ART015110
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 53
    B&T Approval Code: A02204200, A02304048
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15810
    DC22: 709.5491
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKP
    LC classification: N7310.7 .H265 2009
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AGA
    Illustrations note
    90 colour images
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    06 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Salima Hashmi is currently dean of the School of Visual Arts at Beaconhouse National University in Lehore, Pakistan. She has remained at the forefront of creating and articulating Pakistani art. A reputed painter, her works have been exhibited extensively.