Contemporary Art

The Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati (2011)

Whose War Is It Anyway? (2007)
Saira Wasim
Gouache on wasli paper
29.2 x 22.2 cm

In 2011, The Barbara Lee Family Foundation supported the Realms of Intimacy: Miniaturist Practice from Pakistan exhibit, which opened the Contemporary Arts Center’s 2011-2012 season. The exhibit explored the method of miniaturist painting as a stylistic foundation of art in Pakistan. Realms of Intimacy addressed the ability of art forms to adapt to different environments and to exist as a language with universal relevance. Common topics are gender roles and cultural labels, in addition to Pakistani and U.S. politics. It featured the work of Ambreen Butt, Faiza Butt, Imran Qureshi, Nusra Qureshi, and Saira Wasim, who all studied at the National College of Art (NCA) in Lahore, Pakistan.