Imran Mir

Artist | Designer | Philanthropist

Imran Mir: The Alchemist of Line Opening Weekend

Kenan AliComment

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

Known for his monumentally scaled minimalist Modern paintings and equally astute marketing and design work, Pakistani artist Imran Mir (1950-2014) blurred the boundaries between art and design throughout his career. The Mohatta Palace Museum is proud to present a major exhibition of his paintings and sculptures, featuring more than fifty works that span the artist’s four-decade long career as an artist and graphic designer. The exhibition features some of the artist’s earliest painting and sculpture works from the 1970s- many of which are being shown in Asia for the first time- to his more recent experimentations with space and scale in the form of painting and sculpture. Titled Imran Mir: The Alchemist of Line, the exhibition highlights the artist’s careful exploration of form and space. It also showcases the artist’s graphic design work, presented to the public for the first time.

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.