All things beautiful

Through miniatures, a group of artists from India and Pakistan re-explores the idea of beauty

Ghulam Mohd Sheikh's 'Thinking Beauty in the Times of Terror'
Ghulam Mohd Sheikh’s ‘Thinking Beauty in the Times of Terror’

Is beauty a "bad" word in the age of cutting-edge, anxiety-ridden art? This is one of the questions that 10 contemporary artists from India and Pakistan have come together to answer. That they are all working with the miniature art tradition and come from different countries and belong to different generations makes this exhibition a multi-layered discussion. The first question that rises is: how artists from a single tradition, but with divergent influences, take forward a 600-year-old practice like miniature art? And, what are the different ways in which they interpret it? ...