Hanging Fire
  • Oct 06, 2009
    160 p., 9 x 12
    17 b/w + 78 color illus.
    ISBN: 9780300154184
  • Cloth: $49.95 sc
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Art and Architecture

Distributed for the Asia Society Museum

Hanging Fire

Contemporary Art from Pakistan

  • Salima Hashmi; With contributions from Naazish Ata-Ullah, Iftikhar Dadi, Mohsin Hamid, Ayesha Jalal, Quddus Mirza, and Carla Petievich


"It's just such a paradoxical pose, at once insular and international, Islamist and secular, that befuddles those outside Pakistan's porous borders, and which is at the crux of Hanging Fire, a survey of contemporary art from a nation known more today for automatic-weapons fire than the arts and humanities."—Tim Kindseth, Time Magazine (Review of the Asia Society exhibition)

". . . elegant book. . . . Highly recommended." —D. K. Dohanian, Choice

'Substantially useful as a reference, and stimulating and enjoyable as a read in itself.' — Susan Platt, The Art Book