Imran Mir – A World that is not Entirely Reflective but Contemplative

Imran Mir’s (1950-2014) oeuvre can be interpreted as a constant refusal to provide comprehensive elaboration beyond what one experiences. The act of contemplation is a guiding principle to interpreting Imran Mir’s work, an approach that reverberates into a practice that grew out of conversations with a community of artists, activists, poets, relatives, and other thinkers in Karachi.

Non-figurative, non-representational, geometrical and very bold, Imran Mir’s works can be read as theorems and positions on multiple modernisms and abstractions. Without being a critique or a response, he played with the rules, bypassing and expanding them to other realms to explore ways of being, ways of knowing time and space outside of the confinements of the West.

Imran Mir – A World that is not Entirely Reflective but Contemplative

Edited by
Amal Alhaag, Aude Christel Mgba, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Gwen Parry, Ibrahim Cissé, Krista Jantowski, Zippora Elders
With editorial support by
Elisa Larkin Nascimento, Elmyra van Dooren, Nighat Mir, Peter Wapperom
Translations by
Goia Mujalli, Jake Schneider, Siji Jabbar, Sita Dickson Littlewood
Copy-editing by
Ibrahim Cissé with additional support from Dieuwertje Hehewerth
Proofreading by
Dieuwertje Hehewerth
Designed by
Sophie Douala
Typesetting by
Sara Marcon, Archive Books
Printed by
Bianca & Volta, Milan
English
112 pages
15.5 x 23.5 cm
ISBN: 978-3-949973-08-6
Euros 15,00

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