Imran Mir

Artist | Designer | Philanthropist

Art Now Pakistan: Imran Mir Alchemist of Line

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This exhibition of more than fifty works by the artist brings together some of his earliest works as well as his most recent explorations of form and space. “The Alchemist of Line” is curated by Nasreen Askari, Director of the Mohatta Palace Museum, and Durriya Kazi, the Head of the Department of Visual Studies at the Karachi University, who not only take us on a journey through four decades of the artist’s illustrious career but manage to highlight new narratives through the curatorial decisions they have made. The exhibit is divided into five rooms, each leading into the next, guiding the audience across a thematic presentation that creates new points of interest in the artist’s oeuvre.

Imran Mir: The Alchemist of Line Opening Weekend

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We can’t wait to welcome you all to the Mohatta Palace Museum for the exhibition Imran Mir: The Alchemist of Line. 

Imran Mir: The Alchemist of line is presented by the Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi, in the first-floor galleries of the Museum. The exhibition was curated by Nasreen Askari, the Director of Mohatta Palace Museum, and Prof. Durriya Kazi, Head of Department of Visual Studies at the University of Karachi. A previously published fully illustrated book accompanies the exhibition with original essays on the artist’s work.

The exhibition will be open to the public and on view from October 21, 2017 to October 22, 2018, at the Mohatta Palace Museum. The opening preview will take place on October 20, 2017. The opening of the exhibition aligns with the first Karachi Art Biennial.

Dawn News - Salwat Ali: About the Imran Mir Art Award

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The concept of establishing an art foundation to preserve and foster an artist’s creative legacy is not a norm here and such institutions are few and far between. As and when such an initiative is undertaken by concerned individuals, expectations are raised and hopes are pinned on the foundation’s worth and ability to generate an art momentum.

Imran Mir Art Foundation Awards Noureen Ali

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We were happy to announce that Noureen Ali, a graduate from The Department of Fine Arts embodied the values and work ethic of Imran Mir and was the first to receive the Imran Mir Art Award. Here seen with Chairperson IMAF, Nighat Mir, Trustee IMAF, Gibran Mir and Executive Director IVS, Samina Khan.

IMAF Award Nomination

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In November 2015, a panel of jurors consisting of architects, artists, art critics and educators came together to nominate young artists from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture to receive the Imran Mir Art Foundation Award of Excellence.

Happy Birthday Pakistan!

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Mera Inaam Pakistan.... Mera Paigham Pakistan...

Over two decades ago, on 14th August, Imran Mir brought together a group of highly creative individuals under the patronage of MCB Pakistan, to produce a piece of history that would present Pakistan in all its beauty and diversity to the people of the world in a different light.

Watch the video here.

‘An internal dialect’: Imran Mir’s final paper on modern art launched - Express Tribune

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KARACHI: Late artist Imran Mir’s Twelfth Paper on Modern Art was launched at Mir’s residence on Tuesday evening in the presence of his family, close friends and colleagues.

The late artist and advertising trendsetter completed the book, titled ‘What You See is What You See’, before his death in October this year.

Revisiting Imran Mir - The News

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"It was his unique aesthetic sense that drew me and many others towards him and his art. In the personality of Imran Mir, one could not detach life from art — both perceived and pursued with the same level of intensity, which resulted in producing beauty. Beauty, like love, has lost it meaning due to overuse but, in his case, it was evident in the way he dressed, organised his house, produced his work as a graphic designer and created his art."

Imran Mir: The precision of chaos -

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It is significant that Imran Mir’s exhibitions were each numerically titled “Papers on Modern Art” ending posthumously with his “12th Paper on Modern Art”. His aesthetic style, informed by his exposure to art and artists especially during his stay in North America in the early ’70s, allowed him to carve his own niche and he may be considered part of alternative or rather parallel histories of Pakistani art.

Imran Mir: What you see is what you see - Art Now Pakistan

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A book launch and memorial for the late Imran Mir took place on Wednesday, 17th December 2014, at his studio house. The memorial marked the publication of his book, What You See Is What You See, and speakers Niilofur Farrukh, Shahid Abdulla, Hameed Haroon, and the artist's son, Kenan Mir, paid tribute to their late friend and colleague.