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Exhibition of Contemporary Art from Pakistan to Open at Pacific Asia Museum

PASADENA, CA.- Exploring the transformation of historical miniature painting from the Mughal courts of South Asia into a stunning contemporary art form by current Pakistani artists, Pacific Asia Museum will present a new exhibition, Beyond the Page: The Miniature as Attitude in Contemporary Art from Pakistan, focusing on the contemporary miniature movement in Pakistan. The exhibition will be on view from February 18 until June 27, 2010, and features fifty works by thirteen artists. The exhibition is guest curated by Hammad Nasar with Anna Sloan and Bridget Bray, and organized by Green Cardamom and Pacific Asia Museum. The contemporary miniature movement builds on the centuries-old tradition of miniature painting in South Asia and innovates through tradition, instead of being limited by it. The artists featured in Beyond the Page take different approaches to this innovation, whether through novel treatments of classic s