Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan


Asia Society’s exhibition Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan (10 September 2009 through 3 January 2010) brings to New York some of Pakistan’s most significant, provocative, and influential artists in the first US museum survey exhibition of contemporary Pakistani art.  Hanging Fire is curated by Salima Hashmi, one of the most influential and well-respected writers and curators in Pakistan.  She taught at the National College of Arts in Lahore for 30 years and is currently Dean of the School of Visual Arts at the Beaconhouse National University in that city.  She is the daughter of one of Pakistan’s most renowned poets, Faiz Ahmed Faiz.