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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’

Isbeautya"bad"wordintheageofcutting-edge,anxiety-riddenart?Thisisoneofthequestionsthat10contemporaryartistsfromIndiaandPakistanhavecometogethertoanswer. Thattheyareallworkingwiththeminiaturearttraditionandcomefromdifferentcountriesandbelongtodifferentgenerationsmakesthisexhibitionamulti-layereddiscussion. Thefirstquestionthatrisesis:howartistsfromasingletradition,butwithdivergentinfluences,takeforwarda600-year-oldpracticelikeminiatureart?And,whatarethedifferentwaysinwhichtheyinterpretit? ...