Outside in, Alternative Narratives in Contemporary Art - Works by the artists Aisha Khalid and Imran Qureshi were exhibited at Hong Umiversity Museum & Art Gallery.

June 09 - July 19, 2009

The Department of Fine Arts and the University Museum and Art Gallery of The University of Hong Kong are delighted to present an exhibition entitled Outside In: alternative narratives in contemporary art from 9 June to 19 July 2009. Organized in conjunction with the conference titled Rethinking Visual Narratives from Asia: Intercultural and Comparative Perspectives, the exhibition presents the work of six young artists to show the narrative potential of contemporary art today.

The Lahore-based artists Aisha Khalid and Imran Qureshi were both trained in the ancient art of Mughal miniatures but have transformed it from an illustrative art form into an expressive one. Khalid subverts the miniature format to create works featuring optical effects, while Qureshi's delicate brushwork and gold embellished abstract paintings have echoes of their earlier precedents

Works from the AAN Collection Featured in the 53rd Venice Biennale

June 07 - November 22, 2009

Moderate Enlightenment by Imran Qureshi was exhibited at the 53rd Venice Biennial in June 2009 in a collateral event the East West Divan.