Ali Kazim Suspended in TimeBooks
2022 marks the 75th anniversary of the creation of Pakistan and the Ashmolean is proud to host a solo exhibition for one of Pakistan’s leading contemporary artists, Ali Kazim (b. 1979). Ali Kazim: Suspended in Time includes recent creations made between 2019-21, alongside objects from the Ashmolean’s collections which have inspired Kazim’s work. The exhibition will be the culmination of his year as Oxford University’s first South Asian Artist-in-Residence.
Ali Kazim was born in Pattoki, in central Punjab. He trained at the National College of Arts, Lahore and at the Slade School, London and returned to Lahore where he is now Assistant Professor. He has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions across the world and his work is held in major collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the British Museum and the V&A.
For this exhibition, Ali Kazim has created an extraordinary body of work which offers a profound engagement with the Museum’s collections and the art and history of the subcontinent. Ali has a unique ability to make images that are simultaneously timeless and like nothing you’ve seen before.
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